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Diploma In Livestock Health Sciences Curriculum

IGAD Sheikh Technical Veterinary School- Regulations And Curriculum

Methodology/ Approach

ISTVS adopts an interactive, student-centred approach to educating veterinary professionals, It endeavours to provide ”training that engenders creativity, enterprise, independent thinking and self-confidence”.

Programme Structure
The Diploma in Livestock Health Sciences course shall run for a period of three years (06 semesters) and will involve lecturers, practicals, clinics, tutorials, seminars, field visits and a project to be written and submitted for examination in the last semester of the third year. The programme structure in summarized below: Readmore>>

IGAD Sheikh Technical Veterinary School- Regulations And Curriculum
Methodology/ Approach
STVS adopts an interactive, student-centred approach to educating veterinary professionals, It endeavors to provide ”training that engenders creativity, enterprise, independent thinking and self-confidence”.

Programme Structure
The Diploma in Livestock Health Sciences course shall run for a period of three years (06 semesters) and will involve lecturers, practicals, clinics, tutorials, seminars, field visits and a project to be written and submitted for examination in the last semester of the third year. The programme structure in summarized below:

LH =Lecture hours, PH = Practical hours, T/SH = Tutorial or seminar hours
CLH =Clinical hours, CH =Contact hours, CU= Credit units

YEAR I SEMESTER I

LH T/SH PH CH CU
DLH1101 Anatomy I 14 28 6 45 3
DLH1102 Physiology l 16 14 0 30 2
DLH1103 Livestock Economics I 22 4 8 30 2
DLH1104 Pharmacology & Toxicology I 14 8 16 30 2
DLH1105 Clinics I 14 6 20 30 2
DLH1106 Biochemistry I 30 12 6 45 3
DLH1107 Pathology I 32 8 10 30 2
DLH1108 Livestock Diseases I 26 10 18 30 2
DLH1109 Engtlish/Information Technology I 6 0 48 45 3
Total Credit Units 21

YEAR I SEMESTER II

LH T/SH PH CH CU
DLH1201 Anatomy Il 22 32 12 30 2
DLH1202 Physiology Il 26 4 0 30 2
DLH1203 Livestock Economics Il 14 8 16 30 2
DLH1204 Pharmacology & Toxicology Il 16 8 12 30 2
DLH1205 Clinics Il 16 6 16 30 2
DLH1206 Biochemistry Il 30 8 14 30 2
DLH1207 Pathology Il 14 8 16 45 3
DLH1208 Livestock Diseases Il 20 8 34 45 3
DLH1209 Engtlish/Information Technology Il 24 0 12 45 3
Total Credit Units 21

YEAR lI SEMESTER I

LH T/SH PH CH CU
DLH2101 Anatomy Ill 18 22 12 45 3
DLH2102 Physiology Ill 34 12 0 45 3
DLH2103 Livestock Trade l 20 10 0 30 2
DLH2104 Pharmacology & Biochemistry l 32 12 2 45 3
DLH2105 Clinics Ill 18 4 16 30 2
DLH2106 Pathology Ill 18 16 12 30 2
DLH2107 Livestock Diseases lll 30 10 10 45 3
DLH2108 English Language iV 16 10 10 30 2
Total Credit Units 20

YEAR Il SEMESTER Il

LH T/SH PH CH CU
DLH2201 Anatomy IV 14 12 10 30 2
DLH2202 Physiology IV 36 8 4 45 3
DLH2203 Livestock Trade ll 24 4 0 30 2
DLH2204 Pharmacology & Biochemistry lV 34 6 10 45 3
DLH2205 Clinics IV 24 10 22 30 2
DLH2206 Pathology IV 24 16 10 45 3
DLH2207 Livestock Diseases IV 32 2 22 45 3
DLH2208 English Language IV 14 16 0 30 2
Total Credit Units 21

YEAR Ill SEMESTER I

LH T/SH PH CH CU
DLH3101 Livestock Disease V 32 2 22 45 3
DLH3102 Clinics V 24 12 44 60 4
DLH3103 Epidemilogyl & statistics 30 10 10 45 3
DLH3104 Pathology V 10 24 18 45 3
DLH3105 Therapeutics 14 10 12 30 2
DLH3106 Communication skills 18 12 0 30 2
DLH3107 Livestock Health economics 30 15 0 45 3
Total Credit Units 20

YEAR Ill SEMESTER Il

LH T/SH PH CH CU
DLH3201 Epidemiology ll
DLH3202 Jurisprudence & Legislation
DLH3203 Entrepreneurship
DLH3204 Veterinary Extension & Project Planning
DLH3205 Practical Communication Skills
DLH3206 Biostatics & Research Project
Total Credit Units

ASSESSMENT OF COURSES
Each course shall be assessed on the basis of 100 total marks with proportion as follows:-

Written examination 40%
Progressive assessment 30%
Practical / Oral Examination 30%

Course work shall consist of laboratory work, field work and tests/assignments during the time of the semester.

GRADING OF COURSES

(a) Each course shall be graded out of a maximum of 100 marks and assigned appropriate letter grades and grade point average as follows:

Marks (%) Letter Grade Grade Point
80-100 A 5.0
75-79.9 B+ 4.5
65-69.9 B 3.5
60-64.9 B- 3.0
55-59.9 C+ 2.5
50-54.9 C 2.0
45-49.9 C- 1.5
40-44.9 D+ 1.0
35.39.9 D 0.5
Below 35 E 0

The course pass grade is 2.0

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