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Most courses in the Master of Veterinary Medicine (MVM) programme are offered once every second year. Exceptions are the capstone courses (118.851, 118.852, 118.853), Emergency Medicine (118.761) and the epidemiology courses (118.785 and 118.786) which are offered every year.
The duration of most courses is 24 teaching weeks over two semesters (7 to 8 months total):
Exceptions are the epidemiology courses, which are single semester (either February–June or July–November), and business courses which are approximately 3 months.
For every course you pass, you receive a certificate of completion.
We advise you to enrol early in the enrolment period since student numbers are limited to 30. Early enrolment also ensures that you receive study materials before the course starts. Learn how to enrol
Contact workshop dates for 2020 can be found in specific course descriptions and here.
|Course Name||Workshop date|
|118.751 Canine and Feline Gastroenterology||8-10 December 2020|
|118.753 Canine and Feline Oncology||25-27 August 2020|
|118.754 Diagnostic imaging for Small Animal Veterinarians||8-10 December 2020|
|118.755 Clinical Pathology in SA Practice||8-10 December 2020|
|118.757 Cardiorespiratory Medicine for SA Veterinarians||8-10 December 2020|
|118.758 Avian Medicine||30 June - 2 July 2020|
|118.761 Canine and Feline Emergency Medicine||25-27 August 2020|
|118.764 Canine and Feline Soft Tissue Surgery||25-27 August 2020|
|118.772 Calf Medicine, Health and Management||17-19 November 2020|
|118.775 Advanced Mastitis Management for the Production Animal Vet.||31 March - 2 April 2020|
|118.785 Principles of Veterinary Epidemiology||5-7 May 2020|
|118.786 Applied Veterinary Epidemiology||25-27 August 2020|
|118.851 Research Report (MVM) (45 credit)||11-13 February 2020|
|118.852 Research Report (MVM) (60 credit)||11-13 February 2020|
|118.853 Advanced Professional Practice in Veterinary Medicine (45 credit)||11-13 February 2020|
118.851 Research Report (MVM) (45 credit)
118.852 Research Report (MVM) (60 credit)
118.853 Advanced Professional Practice in Veterinary Medicine (45 credit)
NB: From 2016 completions must follow the regulations as outlined in Introduction to the MVM capstone courses (253 KB)
Each course offered over 2 semesters involves about 5-6 hours of work per week – one-eighth of a full-time workload.
For each epidemiology course (15 credits) plan to spend 10-15 hours of study per week during the semester.
For business courses students should plan for 25 hours of study per week for the period of the course.
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Last updated on Thursday 08 August 2019