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At the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, education takes place within the framework of the Master’s degree programme of Veterinary Medicine in Czech and English language. The study is full-time. The standard length of study is 6 years.
Location:
Brno, Czech Republic
Program Type:
Full Degree
Degree Level:
Master
Specialty:
Pharmacology

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Program Description:

At the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, education takes place within the framework of the Master’s degree programme of Veterinary Medicine in Czech and English language. The study is full-time. The standard length of study is 6 years.

Studies include subjects from the following groups: basic fields, mainly biology and chemistry; animal breeding fields, mainly animal nutrition, livestock breeding and animal hygiene, protection of animals and welfare;preclinical fields, mainly anatomy, histology and embryology, physiology, pathological anatomy, pathological physiology, microbiology, immunology, parasitology, genetics, pharmacology, toxicology and epizootology; clinical fields, mainly diseases of dogs, cats, horses, cattle and small ruminants, swine, poultry, fish, bees and exotic animals, infectious diseases, legal and veterinary public health.Studies also include a group of subjects on food hygiene and professional education . Studies include a wide spectrum of veterinary medicine. But it is strongly oriented towards diagnostics, therapy and prevention of diseases of various types of animals. Studies finish with a rigorous state exam comprised of component tests from several clinical subjects based on the student’s choice and specialization, and also component tests from infections of animals and legislation, and component tests from food hygiene. Graduates are bestowed the title of “Doctor of Veterinary Medicine” (abbreviated “MVDr”, listed before one’s name). Graduates of the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine have traditionally found work primarily in private veterinary practices. In the Czech Republic, a private veterinary practice is a business based on special regulations. Therefore the number of practices isn’t limited to employment capacity in enterprises or state administration, but by the demand of citizens and enterprises for veterinary diagnostic, treatment and preventative activity, which is high especially in small veterinary practices (illness of dogs, cats and other small animals).

Faculty offers global education in the field of diagnostics, therapy and prevention against contagious and non-contagious diseases of animals and basic knowledge of the animal origin food hygiene. The study is for six years (12 semesters). The total amount of teaching hours is 5149, consisted of 1470 hours of lectures and 3679 hours of practice (seminars, practice and the research at clinics).

Each semester lasts for 12 - 15 weeks with approximately 25 hours of direct teaching. After the completion of the semestr an examinational term follows when exams from all terminated disciplines and subjects are taken. Student is supposed to take 44 exams in total during the whole period of study.

Studies are finished with a state rigorous exam consisted of 2 Compulsory State Rigorous Exams (Food Hygiene and Legislation and Infectious Diseases), furthermore 3 - 5 Elective State Rigorous Exams (Dogs and Cats Diseases; Ruminants Diseases; Equine Diseases; Dissertation Defence; Poultry Diseases; Avian, Reptiles & Small Mammals Diseases; Swine Diseases; Clinical Pathology) and extra compulsory assignments such as practice at clinics, diagnostic laboratory and abattoir.

Requirements:
Acceptance of both foreign and czech students to the the Master`s degree programme of the FVM is conditioned by the completion of the secondary school and by successful completion of the entrance exams in chemistry and biological science of high/secondary school level.

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