UNAM Bachelor of Agriculture in Veterinary Medicine

Degree

Bachelor of Agriculture Honours

Admission Criteria

M.1.1 The minimum entry requirements into the First Year of the Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine (BVM) programme will be successful completion of Namibian Senior Secondary Certificate (NSSC) Ordinary or Higher Level, or a recognized equivalent qualification, with a minimum of 30 points in five subjects on University of Namibia Evaluation Point Scale. In addition to the above, the following subjects and grades will be required:
i) English with a minimum B symbol or better at NSSC Ordinary Level or English with a score of C with a minimum of 32 points on the UNAM Evaluation Point Scale.
ii) Biology (or Life Science) with a minimum B symbol or better at NSSC Ordinary Level; and,
iii) Mathematics and Physical Science with a score of 3 or better on NSSC Higher level or a score of B or better at NSSC Ordinary Level.
M.1.2 Candidates with a three-year Higher Diploma in Animal Health or Higher Diploma in Agriculture or related field with a combined average pass of 70% or higher from a recognized and accredited institution may also be granted admission to the Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine degree programme at the discretion of the Faculty (FANR).
M.1.3 Candidates may also be admitted into the BVM programme through Mature Age provision if they meet the following conditions:
i) They should be at least 25 years old on the first day of the academic year in which admission is sought;
ii) They should have successfully completed senior secondary school education;
iii) They should have a proof of at least five years veterinary relevant work experience;
iv) They should pass all papers of the prescribed Mature Age Entry tests with a minimum of 60%.
M.1.4 Candidates who have successfully completed the entire first year of the BSc curriculum may also be admitted into the first year of the BVM programme if they have passed all basic science modules (i.e. Biology, Mathematics, Physical Science and Chemistry) with a minimum score of 60% in each of these subjects. These students will be exempted first year modules already passed.
M.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 at merit after a rigorous selection process. The Faculty reserves the right to interview candidates before admission.

Duration of Study

Subject to the provisions of Faculty Special Regulations, the minimum duration of full-time study for Bachelor’s degree in Veterinary Medicine shall normally be six (6) years, while the maximum full-time study period will be the minimum full-time period of study for that degree plus two years.

Modules

YEAR 1, SEMESTER 1
Computer Literacy
English for Academic Purposes
Biophysics(Medical Physics) 5
Animal Welfare
Animal Health and Ethology
Cell Biology
YEAR 1, SEMESTER 2
Contemporary Social Issues 5
Diversity of Life
Anatomy I
Physiology I
Biostatistics
YEAR 2, SEMESTER 1
Veterinary Microbiology
Anatomy II
Histology and Embryology
Physiology II
Biochemistry I
Genetics
YEAR 2, SEMESTER 2
Animal Production and Farm Management
Applied Anatomy
Parasitology I
Animal Nutrition
Applied Physiology
Field Attachment I
Biochemistry II
YEAR 3, SEMESTER 1
Pharmacology I
Parasitology II
Infectious Diseases I
Immunology
General Pathology
YEAR 3, SEMESTER 2
Infectious Diseases II
Pharmacology II
General Surgery
Systemic Pathology
Anesthesiology
Field Attachment II
YEAR 4, SEMESTER 1
Small Animal Surgery
Veterinary Therapeutics
Radiology and Medical Imaging
Toxicology
Veterinary Epidemiology
YEAR 4, SEMESTER 2
Diagnostic Pathology
Reproductive Biotechnology
Production Animal Surgery
Small Animal Medicine
Field Attachment III
YEAR 5, SEMESTER 1
Zoonotic Diseases
Clinical Pathology
Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Large Animal Medicine
Research Methodology I
Ethno-Veterinary Medicine and Homeopathy
YEAR 5, SEMESTER 2
Preventive Veterinary Medicine
Veterinary Public Health
Veterinary Professional Ethics and Jurisprudence
Veterinary Practice Management
Research Methodology II
Wildlife Medicine and Management
Animal Breeding
YEAR 6, SEMESTER 1
Animal Reproduction
Diagnostic Laboratory
Clinical Conference Project
Special Project
YEAR 6, SEMESTER 2
Small Animal Diseases
Large Animal Diseases
Public Health and Quarantine
Special Project