MMedVet (Veterinary Public Health) (Coursework)

University of Pretoria - Faculty of Veterinary Science
3 years
Full time
Master's degree
Scholarships available
On campus
Pretoria
English
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MMedVet (Veterinary Public Health) (Coursework)

A master's degree in Veterinary Medicine (MMedVet) is a clinical specialty degree at NQF-level 9 of 360 credits to be completed in 3 years of full-time study as part of a residential training program. The training program consists of clinical work (at least 90 weeks of supervised clinical training), coursework, culminating in a multi-component examination (270 credits) and a research project resulting in a mini-dissertation (of 90 credits) and subsequent publications as required for SAVC registration as a specialist.

  • The MMedVet degree may entitle the holder to registration as a specialist with the South African Veterinary Council together with other requirements as determined by Council. Candidates are encouraged to review current Council guidelines on specialist registration.
  • The candidate will be required to work full-time at the faculty in the field of specialisation under supervision of an approved supervisor for the required duration, or with approval from the SAVC, conduct clinical practice in specified facilities and based on a Program approved by the supervisor.
  • Students are required to confirm whether a module will be presented in any particular year. This enquiry should be directed to the Faculty PG Student Administration co-ordinator according to the syllabi information provided in the list of modules in this yearbook.

Admission requirements

Minimum admission requirements:

  • BVSc degree or an equivalent veterinary degree
  • Applicable experience of at least two years as a veterinarian, or training of at least one year in the specific field as an intern at a recognised training facility
  • An entrance examination may be required
  • Registration as a veterinarian with the South African Veterinary Council (SAVC) or authorisation by the SAVC to be enrolled for MMedVet studies

Additional requirements

The candidate will be required to work full-time at the faculty in the field of specialisation under supervision of an approved supervisor for the required duration.


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Program content

Year 1

Core modules

  • Research methodology 813
  • Veterinary public health 800
  • Mini-dissertation: Veterinary public health 890

Year 2

Core modules

  • Veterinary public health 800
  • Mini-dissertation: Veterinary public health 890

Final year

Core modules

  • Veterinary public health 800
  • Mini-dissertation: Veterinary public health 890

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information.

Tuition

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Qualification

Credits: 360

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University of Pretoria - Faculty of Veterinary Science

In 2020 the Faculty of Veterinary Science of the University of Pretoria celebrated 100 years of veterinary education in South Africa. For the last few years, our Faculty has been ranked in the top 50 globally as a provider of...


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Why study at University of Pretoria - Faculty of Veterinary Science

The quality of its training is such that graduates from this Faculty have no difficulty competing for and entering postgraduate programmes at universities in countries around the world. The Faculty, situated on a separate campus that compares favourably with the best in the world hosts five academic departments, three research centres and the state of the art Onderstepoort Veterinary Academic Hospital (OVAH), through which we offer the majority of our training.

The Faculty is also in a unique position to provide clinical training in our surrounding communities and the Hluhvukani Clinic near the Orpen Gate of the Kruger National Park, with services provided in production animal medicine, herd health, state veterinary medicine, wildlife medicine, community medicine and welfare practice.

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University of Pretoria - Faculty of Veterinary Science

cnr Lynnwood Road and Roper Street
Hatfield
South Africa

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