Department Of Physiology And Pharmacology
The Department of Veterinary Physiology and Pharmacology came into being in 1964 as a component of the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine. It started as the Department of Physiology based on a formal agreement between the Government of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). The terms of agreement contracted the Kansas State University to establish a standard Veterinary School to produce qualified Veterinarians, develop programmes for postgraduate training and research in various fields of Veterinary Medicine, train qualified Nigerians to staff and administer the Faculty and advise on facilities and programmes for further growth in physical and academic fields.Go to Top
The Department of Veterinary Physiology and Pharmacology became saddled with the responsibility of:
a. Providing a scientific basis in some aspects of preclinical and clinical Veterinary Medicine to Undergraduate Veterinary Students.
b. Assisting other Departments and Faculties in training both undergraduate and postgraduate students through teaching and project supervision.
c. Assisting in identifying alternative drug sources through research on medicinal plants and other medicinal remedies, and involvement in clinical evaluation and reevaluation of new and existing drugs.
d. Providing diagnostic services in Veterinary toxicology to the University Community, surrounding states and the country at large.
The basic aim of providing Veterinary education is to produce qualified Veterinarians in the country, who will have the ability to skillfully apply their knowledge to prevent, treat and control animal diseases and those transmissible from animals to man. Graduates in Veterinary Medicine would be involved in animal production, and ensure that animal products and by-products that get to humans are safe for consumption.
100 level � One academic year of two semesters, each of at least 15 weeks of lectures, tutorials, laboratories, practical and orientations.
200 level � As in 100 level
300 level � As in 100 level and 8 weeks of SIWES at the end of the semester under Veterinary Surgeons registered with the Veterinary Council of Nigeria and in accredited Veterinary establishment. Planned industrial visits.
400 level � Same as in 300 level
500 level � Same as in 400 level
600 level � As in 300 level + Clinics and final year DVM project
Students are required to submit the reports of clinical cases handled during the SIWES programme and VCN industrial work to the appropriate bodies for evaluation and approval. As required by the VCN, only students who graduated successfully and completed satisfactorily the 6 months duration of industrial training programme are duly registered by the VCN and therefore, can practice legally the profession of Veterinary Medicine in Nigeria.
A student remains of good standing academically when his/her CGPA is up to 2.4. A student is placed on probation when his/her CGPA falls below 2.4 for 2 consecutive semesters. A candidate stands withdrawn if the CGPA remains below 2.4 after the probation.
(a) Semester grades are calculated as Grade Point Averages (GPA) on the basis of A(70-100%), B(60-69%), C(50-59%), D(45-49%), E(40-44%) and F(0-39%), which are equivalent to 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 and 0 grade points(GP) respectively for classified degrees.
(b) For non classified degrees such as ours, only letter grades A, B and C corresponding to 5, 4, and 3 are pass grades.
(c) The minimum pass mark is 50% or GP of 3.00 which translates into a minimum cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 2.40.
(d) Failure in any course shall be recorded as such and can only be remedied by re-taking and passing the course. Occasionally third semester programs are held while the University is considering the adoption of a resit.
Academic ProgrammesM.Sc Vet. Physiology (Part-Time)
M.Sc Vet. Physiology (Full-Time)
M.Sc Vet. Toxicology (Full-Time)
M.Sc Vet. Pharmacology(Full-Time)
Ph.D Vet. Physio. & Pharm. (Full-Time)
Ph.D Vet. Physio. & Pharm. (Part-Time)
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