UNAM Bachelor of Agriculture in Veterinary Medicine (Pre-Vet)

Degree

Bachelor of Agriculture Honours

Admission Criteria

To register for Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine (Pre-Clinical Studies / Pre-Vet) Programme (BVM) a candidate must hold a valid Namibian Senior Secondary Certificate (NSSC) ordinary or higher or recognized equivalent qualification with a minimum of 25 points from five subjects on the UNAM Evaluation Point Scale.
L.1.2 English is a compulsory subject and should normally have been obtained at NSSC (Ordinary Level) with a minimum ―C‖ symbol or equivalent.
L.1.3 In addition to the above, admission to BVM programme requires a ―B‖ symbol pass in Biology, and at least a ―C‖ symbol pass in Mathematics and Physical Science.
L.1.4 Notwithstanding the above, candidates with a three-year Diploma in Agriculture or related field with a combined average pass of 70% (i.e. pass with merit) or higher, from a recognized and accredited institution, shall be granted admission to the First Year of the BVM programme.
L.1.5 Meeting the minimum admission requirements does not necessarily ensure admission. Admission is based on the number of places available and is awarded on the basis of merit after a rigorous selection process.
L.1.6 The Faculty reserves the right to interview candidates before admission.

Duration of Study

The BVM pre-clinical studies is a fixed two-year programme, but maybe completed within a maximum period of three years. Students who are unable to complete the programme within the stipulated period of three years, as indicated above, shall be discontinued from the programme. Such students may be allowed to continue with other B. Sc. degree programmes within Faculty of Agriculture & Natural Resources (FANR) or Faculty of Science.

Modules

YEAR 1, SEMESTER 1
Computer Literacy
English Communication and Study Skills
Contemporary Social Issues
Introduction to Biology
Physics for Life Sciences I
Basic Mathematics
Chemistry 1A
YEAR 1, SEMESTER 2
English for Academic Purposes
Chemistry 1B
Physics for Life Science II
Diversity of Life
Pre-calculus
Introduction to Statistics
YEAR 2, SEMESTER 1
Basic Veterinary Microbiology
Genetics
Gross Animal Anatomy I
Animal Production
Veterinary Physiology I
YEAR 2, SEMESTER 2
Biochemistry
Gross Animal Anatomy II
Veterinary Physiology II
Veterinary Histology
Veterinary Embryology