UNAM Higher Diploma In Animal Health

Degree

Higher Diploma In Agriculture

Admission Criteria

The normal basic requirement for entrance to Diploma programmes shall be a Namibian Senior Secondary Certificate Ordinary Level (NSSC O-Level) or a recognized equivalent, provided that a candidate has passed five subjects with a minimum of 22 points on the UNAM Evaluation Point Scale. The following minimum requirements will apply:

i) English with a ―D‖ symbol at NSSC O-Level (English as a Second Language);
ii) Mathematics with a ―D‖ symbol;
iii) For Higher Diploma in Agriculture: Any two of the following: Biology NSSC O-Level (D symbol
better), Agriculture NSSC O-Llevel (D symbol or better) or Physical Science NSSC O-Level (E symbol or better);
iv) For Higher Diploma in Natural Resources Management: Any two of the following: Biology NSSC O-
Level (D symbol or better), Agriculture NSSC O-Level (D symbol or better), and Physical Science NSSC O-Level (E symbol or better) or Geography NSSC O-Level (E symbol or better); and
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v) Any fifth additional subject.

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. 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 a Bachelor‘s degree shall normally be four years, and that of the Diploma normally three years.

The maximum period of full-time study for a Bachelor‘s degree or a Diploma, is the minimum full-time period of study for that Degree or Diploma plus two years.

Modules

YEAR 1, SEMESTER 1
English for General Communication
Contemporary Social Issues
Computer Literacy
Mathematics and Basic Statistics
Animal Biology
Animal Behaviour
YEAR 1, SEMESTER 2
English for General Communication
Physical Science
Animal Anatomy and Physiology
Introduction to Animal Production
Histology and General Pathology
YEAR 2, SEMESTER 1
Pasture and Rangeland Management
Introduction to General Microbiology
Introduction to Parasitology
Introduction to Biostatistics
Basic Pharmacology and Toxicology
Introduction to Veterinary Epidemiology and Jurisprudence
Animal Feeding and Nutrition
YEAR 2, SEMESTER 2
Systemic Pathology
Basic Veterinary Public Health and Zoonotic Diseases
Animal Diseases I
Introduction to Applied Animal Health
Research Methods
Introduction to Animal Reproduction
Field Attachment I (Animal Production)
YEAR 3, SEMESTER 1
Control of Scheduled Diseases
Herd Health Management
Clinical Pathology
Animal Diseases II (Transboundary and Notifiable Diseases)
Special Project
Field Attachment II (Veterinary Clinic And Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory)
YEAR 3, SEMESTER 2
Field Attachment III (Commercial Poultry Farm)
Field Attachment IV (Meat Inspection)
Field Attachment V (Wildlife Conservancy
Field Attachment VI (Large Animal Farm )
Special Project