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Diploma in Livestock Health Sciences

Diploma in Livestock Health Sciences

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At the end of ISTVS three years, the successful graduate will become a certified animal health technician able to clinically examine livestock and treat diseases affecting trade. S/he knows how to control contagious (spreading) diseases and participates/advises on how to prevent them. The animal health technician is able to gather information and send it to relevant bodies. S/he knows the international animal health codes and local regulations and is able to advise the relevant authorities on health issues of trade animals. The technician can assess compliance with international and local standards of health and quality and prepare documents for certification under the supervision of the veterinary authority. The livestock health technician also plays an important role in advising pastoralist, providing animal health care, training and co-ordinating staff involved in domestic and international trade, reporting data to authorities, and working to protect the veterinary profession and ethics.   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
This course does not have any sections.

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