ACADEMIC PROGRAMME

A.     UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMME

COURSE OUTLINES

VSR 411 General Surgery                                                                                     2.0 Units

Introduction, tenets of surgery, surgical theatres, surgical team, patient selection, assessment and preparation, Asepsis, sterilization, aseptic preparation, preparation of surgical equipment, aseptic surgical procedures, wound healing, wound management, suture materials, suture patterns, knots and knot-tying, suture failures, technique of suture removal, shock, heart failures, fluid therapy, instrumentation, surgical accoutrement, maintenance of instruments.

VSR 421 Anaesthesiology                                                                                            3.0 Units

Introduction, Anaesthetic techniques, anaesthetic equipment, uses of anaesthetic equipment, pre-anaesthetic medication, induction of anaesthesia, endotracheal intubation and maintenance of anaesthesia, artificial ventilation (IPPV), fluid therapy, cardiopulmonary function and thermoregulation, patient monitoring, recovery from general anaesthesia, regional and local anaesthesia, anaesthesia in small ruminant, large animals, laboratory animals, wild animals and birds, post-operative management, pain and its management in animals.

 

CVM 511Clinics 1                                                                                                         1.0 Unit

Clinical cases from Veterinary Teaching Hospital and ambulatory clinic in which Surgical and Radiological techniques are used for diagnosis and treatment

VSR 513 Small Animal Surgery                                                                                 3.0 Units

Patient assessment, anaesthesia and restraints, techniques for laparotomy/celiotomy, surgical procedures of stomach, intestines, anus and anal glands, basic cosmetic surgery, tail ducking, ear cropping, declawing (onyectomy), surgery of the liver, biliary system and spleen, urinary system, ectopic ureter, female reproductive system, male reproductive system, infections of the eyes, ears, lips, oral cavity, tongue, salivary glands, teeth, urethrotomy, prostate glands, castration, hernias, surgery of respiratory system thoracotomies and basic cardiovascular procedures.

CVM 521Clinics II                                                                                                        1.0 Unit

            Same as in Clinics I

VSR 523 Veterinary Orthopaedics                                                                             3.0 Units

Introduction, bone and bone healing, fracture; definition, classifications, diagnosis, and treatments, strains and sprains; techniques for fracture repair, management of fracture of hind limb; luxation, subluxation, osteochondrosis diseases, non-traumatic causes of lameness; infection, nutritional, congenital, neoplastic and vascular disorders.

VSR 525 Veterinary Radiology                                                                                  2.0 Units

Basics physics of radiology, X-ray  production and interaction with matter, diagnostic radiology, radiography techniques, making radiographs, dark room procedures, radiographic technique, interpretation of clinical radiograph, regional radiology of head, thorax, abdomen, and limbs, radiation protection and safety, contrast studies, specialised imaging methods, Ultrasonography, computed tomography, echocardiography, magnetic resonance imaging, nuclear scintigraphy, filmless radiograph, computed radiography, direct digital radiography, radioscopy, therapeutic radiology, radiobiology.

VSR 527 Surgical Exercises I                                                                                       1.0 Unit

Practical demonstrations of all small animal surgeries

CVM 600 Project                                                                                                         2.0 Units

            Student project

CVM 611 Clinics III                                                                                                    2.0 Units

Clinical cases from Veterinary Teaching Hospital and ambulatory clinic in which Surgical and Radiological techniques are used for diagnosis and treatment.

VSR 612 Large Animal Surgery and Lameness                                                       2.0 Units

Surgical procedures of the head, neck, eyes, ear, upper and lower respiratory systems, pharynx, larynx, trachea, caesarean section in horses, cattle, camel, donkey, sheep, goat and pig. Abdominal wall; mammary gland surgeries, urogenital system, hernias. Lameness; causes, classifications and clinical signs of lameness, examination of animals for lameness, definition, diagnoses and management of various conditions of lame conditions

VSR 621 Surgical Exercises II                                                                                     1.0 Unit

Practical demonstrations of all large animal surgeries

CVM 621 Clinics IV                                                                                                    2.0 Units

            Same as in Clinics III

 

B. POST GRADUATE PROGRAMME

The Postgraduate programme of Department of Veterinary Surgery and Radiology aims at providing advance training of qualified veterinarians in specialised areas of Veterinary Surgery and Radiology.

OBJECTIVE

Objective of the program is to produce graduates at the Master of Veterinary Science (MVSc) and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) levels that shall be able to contribute towards development of highly skilled and specialists in the areas of veterinary surgery and Radiology required for advancement of veterinary practice in Nigeria.

 

ADMISSION REQUIREMENT

To qualify for admission into the MVSc programme of the Department of Veterinary Surgery and Radiology the applicants must have obtained Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) degree from this university or any other university recognised by the Senate with a CGPA of 3.00 on a 5 points scale or 2.5 on a 4 points scale. For PhD programme, a candidate shall have obtained an MVSc degree after passing relevant taught courses and research from this university or its equivalent from any other university recognised by the Senate in relevant disciplines (Veterinary Surgery or Radiology) with a CGPA of 4.00 on a 5 points scale or 3.00 on a 4 points scale.

DURATION OF THE PROGRAMME

For full time MVSc students, the program shall be for a minimum of 4 semesters and a maximum of 6 semesters. For part time students, the duration of the MVSc program is a minimum of 6 semesters and maximum of 8 semesters. For PhD, a minimum of 6 semesters and maximum of 10 are required for full time while a minimum of 8 semesters and maximum of 12 semesters are required for PhD part time student.

REQUIREMENT FOR AWARD OF THE DEGREE

To qualify for the award of MVSc degree, a student must have completed and passed courses totalling a minimum of 28 credit units excluding Thesis of 12 units. For a PhD award, a student must have completed and passed all the courses work of 36 credit units, presented and passed the two seminars, and also written and passed a dissertation of 18 credit units.

1. Degrees Awarded: MVSc. and PhD.

2. Areas of Postgraduate studies:

(i) Soft Tissue Surgery

(ii) Orthopaedic Surgery

(iii) Anaesthesiology

(iv) Diagnostic Imaging

(v) Large Animal Lameness

 

The Postgraduate programme of the Department of Veterinary Surgery and Radiology aims at providing advance training of qualified veterinarians in specialised areas of Veterinary Surgery and Radiology. Its objective is to produce graduates at the Master of Veterinary Science (MVSc) and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) levels that shall be able to contribute towards development of highly skilled and specialists in the areas of veterinary surgery and Radiology required for advancement of veterinary practice in Nigeria.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENT

To qualify for admission into the MVSc programme of the Department of Veterinary Surgery and Radiology the applicants must have obtained Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) degree from this university or any other university recognised by the Senate with a Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 3.00 on a 5 points scale or 2.5 on a 4 points scale.

For PhD programme, a candidate shall have obtained an MVSc or MSc degree after passing relevant taught courses and research from this university or any other university recognised by the Senate in relevant disciplines (Veterinary Surgery or Veterinary Anaesthesiology or Veterinary Radiology) with a Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 3.5 on a 5 points scale or 3.00 on a 4 points scale.

DURATION OF THE PROGRAMME

For full time MVSc students, the program shall be for a minimum of 4 semesters and a maximum of 6 semesters. For part time students, the duration of the MVSc program is a minimum of 6 semesters and maximum of 10 semesters. For PhD, a minimum of 6 semesters and maximum of 10 are required for full time while a minimum of 8 semesters and maximum of 16 semesters are required for PhD part time student.

 

REQUIREMENT FOR AWARD OF THE DEGREE

To qualify for the award of MVSc degree, a student must have completed and passed courses totalling a minimum of 20 credit units excluding Thesis of 6 units and two (2) seminars.

For PhD award, a student must have completed and passed all the courses work of 36 credit units, presented and passed the three (3) seminars, and also written and passed a dissertation of 24 credit units.

1.      MVSc. 

1st SEMESTER

COURSE CODE

COURSE TITLE

UNITS

CVM 800

Thesis

3

CVM 801

Biometrics

3

CVM 802

Computer Application in Veterinary Research

2

CVM 804

Seminar

1

VSR 810

Theatre Design and Management

2

VSR 811

Instrumentation

2

VSR 812

Advanced Veterinary Anaesthesiology

3

VSR 813

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

3

VSR 814

Food Animal Soft tissue surgery

3

VSR 815

Equine Soft tissue surgery

3

VSR 816

Surgery Clinics

2

VSR 817

Advanced Diagnostic Imaging

3

 

 

2nd SEMESTER

COURSE CODE

COURSE TITLE

UNITS

CVM 800

Thesis

3

CVM 803

Research Methodology and Scientific Writing

3

CVM 804

Seminar

1

VSR 820

Advance Small Animal Orthopaedic Surgery

2

VSR 821

Advanced Large Animal  Orthopaedics and Lameness

3

VSR 822

Cardiovascular Surgery

3

VSR 823

Ophthalmic Surgery

3

VSR 824

Organ Transplantation

2

VSR 825

Advanced Clinical Oncology

3

VSR 826

Problems in Surgery

2

 

COURSE SYNOPSIS

CVM 800 Thesis 6 Units

Each MVSc students is required to carry out an approved research project in his/her area of study leading to a dissertation to be examine externally.

 

CVM 801 Biometrics 3 Units

Sample, sampling, sample size determination, data collection, analysis; test of hypothesis and other biostatistical parameters that are necessary for interpretation of results, Data archiving.

CVM 802 Computer Applications in Veterinary Research 2 Units

Computer hardware and software, operating systems, Veterinary software packages, modelling, use of spreadsheet in Veterinary Medicine, presentation of scientific reports and e-Research.

CVM 803 Research Methodology and Scientific Writing 3 Units

The philosophy of research, development of research protocol, research types and designs, ethics in research, technical report writing, poster presentation.

CVM 804 Seminar 2 Units

Two seminars presentation is made by students registered for MVSc programme. (Pre-research and Post-research).

VSR 810 Theatre Design and Management 2 Units

Introduction to rural and urban surgical theatre design with bias for acceptable floor space and free patient flow. Routine management of theatre and hospitalization facilities.

VSR 811 Instrumentation 2 Units

Detailed discussion on special surgical instruments in cardio-vascular, thoracic, renal, neural, ophthalmic, orthopaedic, gastrointestinal, genitor-urinary, dental and plastic procedures. Monitoring surgical devices. Laboratory exercises.

VSR 812 Advance Veterinary Anaesthesiology 3 Unites

Detailed classification of anaesthetic agents, pre-anaesthetic classification of small animals, small ruminants, large ruminants, equine, sub-human primates, porcine, reptiles and avian species. Use and monitoring of local, regional, dissociative and general anaesthesia in wild and domestic animals. Recognizing and management of anaesthetic crises. Laboratory classes in small ruminant and small animals.

VSR 813 Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery 3 Units

Discussion of surgical techniques, biased for cosmetic outlook in companion animals and sub-human primates. Application of these techniques in large animals. Surgical management of congenital and acquired defects with emphasis on pedicle and free skin grafts.

VSR 814 Food Animal Soft Tissue Surgery 3 Units

In-depth discussion of common traumatic and nontraumatic surgical problems in cattle, small ruminants and pigs. Surgical management of the above along with post-surgical management of routine and emergency surgical problems in food animals. The cost-benefit of various surgical managements is emphasized.

 

VSR 815 Equine Soft Tissue Surgery 3 Units

Cranial and caudal abdominal laparatomies in management of gastro-intestinal obstructive and traumatic disorders. Elective surgical procedures including normal and cryptorchid Orchidectomy, management of congenital and acquired defects and post-surgical management of routine and emergency surgeries. Laboratory exercises are carried out using donkeys.

VSR 816 Surgery Clinics 2 Units

Clinical examination of small and large animal patients and identification of primary or referred surgical cases. SOAP approach to management of surgical cases, management and detailed documentation and follow-up of cases. Presentations of rare ones at surgical seminars.

VSR 817 Advanced Diagnostic Imaging 3 Units

Detailed discussion of normal radiographic, Ultrasonographic and C-T scan of body organs in small animals, sub-human primate and small ruminants. Radiographic evaluation of large animal extremities. Laboratory exercises in production of diagnostic radiographs and Ultrasonographic pictures. Evaluation of normal and pathologic images.

VSR 820 Advanced Small Animal Orthopaedic Surgery 2 units

Routine and unusual causes of lameness in small animals and non-human primates. Physical and laboratory diagnosis of lameness, management by closed reduction and external fixation and open reduction and internal fixation. Evaluation of healing using radiographs. Complications of healing. Laboratory exercises.

VSR 821 Advanced Large Animal Orthopaedic and Lameness 3 units

Traumatic and non-traumatic cause of lameness in cattle, goat, sheep, horse and pig. Routine physical and laboratory diagnostic protocol. Management by closed reduction and external fixation. External fixative (coaptation) devices. Complications of healing. Laboratory exercises.

VSR 822 Cardiovascular Surgery 3 units

Diagnosis of congenital and acquired cardiac defects in small animals. Uses of routine incision instruments and laser beam in the managements of cardiac disorders. Advancements in management of cardio-pulmonary problems and discussed. Laboratory exercises in cardio-pulmonary traumatic management.

VSR 823 Ophthalmic Surgery 3 Units

A review of anatomy of the globe and adnexia in animals. Ophthalmic traumatology and management. Management of ophthalmic congenital defects. Diagnosis and surgical management of cataract, glaucoma, corneal ulcers, staphyloma and blepharoplastic problems in companion animals. Laboratory exercises.

VSR 824 Organ Transplantation 2 Units

Transplantation immunology, organ typing for major and minor compatibility circumventing, allogenic rejection. Renal and osseous allogenic transplantation. Laboratory exercises.

 

VSR 825 Advanced Clinical Oncology 3 Units

Tumour classification, known aetiologies and diagnosis. Tumour staging. Tumour immunology. Chemotherapeutic approach to management of soft tissue tumours in combination with surgery and radiotherapy. Osteogenic sarcomas; diagnosis and management.

VSR 826 Problems in Surgery 2 Units

A student identifies a surgical problem in small or large animal patients and writes-up a review or recent advances in management of such problems.

 

2.      PhD.

1st SEMESTER

COURSE CODE

COURSE TITLE

UNITS

CVM 900

Dissertation

12

CVM 901

Project Proposal Seminar

1

VSR 911

Clinical Case Study in Surgery

 2

VSR 912

Clinical Case Study in Anaesthesiology

2

VSR913

Clinical Case Study in Ophthalmic Surgery

2

 

 

2nd SEMESTER

COURSE CODE

COURSE TITLE

UNITS

CVM 900

Dissertation

12

VSR 920

Clinical case study in Radiology

2

VSR 921

Clinical Case Study in Small Animal Orthopaedics

2

VSR 922

Clinical Case Study in Large Animal Lameness and Orthopaedics

3

CVM 901

Project Seminar (Progress/data collection)

1

CVM  901

End of Project Seminar

1

 

COURSES SYNOPSIS 

VSR 911 Clinical Case Study in Surgery 2 units

A critical study of clinical surgical case attended to by each student and written up as a case report

VSR 912 Clinical Case Study in Anaesthesiology 2 units

A critical study of clinical Anaesthesiology case attended to by each student and written up as a case report.

VSR 913 Clinical Case Study in Ophthalmic Surgery 2 Units

A critical study of clinical Ophthalmic Surgery case attended to by each student and written up as a case report.

VSR 920 Clinical Case Study in Radiology 2 Units

A critical study of clinical Radiology case attended to by each student and written up as a case report.

VSR 921 Clinical Case Study in Orthopaedics 2 units

A critical study of clinical Orthopaedics case attended to by each student and written up as a case report.

VSR 922 Clinical Case Study in Large Animal Lameness and Orthopaedics 3 Units

A critical study of clinical Large Animal Lameness and Orthopaedics case attended to by each student and written up as a case report.

CVM 900 Dissertation 24 units

A PhD student is expected to select a problem related to Veterinary Surgery or allied subjects for his/her independent investigation and present dissertation for external examination.

CVM 901 Seminars 3 Units

Three (3) seminars are expected to be presented for PhD programme. Two (2) before data collections and one (1) post data collections.