TUT Veterinary Technology

TUT Veterinary Technology

TUT Veterinary Technology,
Students who intend to enrol for this qualification for the first time in 2017 or thereafter, should note that it will not be possible to continue with any Baccalaureus Technologiae as from 2020, since it is being replaced by qualifications aligned with the newly-implemented Higher Education Qualification Sub-Framework. Potential students are advised to consult the University’s website for any new qualifications which might not be published in this Prospectus.
Admission requirement(s) and selection criteria:
• FOR APPLICANTS WHO OBTAINED A SENIOR CERTIFICATE BEFORE 2008:
Admission requirement(s):
A Senior Certificate or an equivalent qualification, with a C symbol at Standard Grade or an E symbols at Higher Grade for English, Mathematics, Physical Science and Biology or Physiology.
Selection criteria:
Prospective students will be selected for admission based on their performance in the Senior Certificate (40%), a TUT potential assessment (40%), and an interview (20%) with a departmental selection panel. The weight of each process is given in brackets.
FOR APPLICANTS WHO OBTAINED A NATIONAL SENIOR CERTIFICATE IN OR AFTER 2008:
Admission requirement(s):
A National Senior Certificate with a bachelor’s degree or a diploma endorsement, or an equivalent qualification, with an achievement level of at least 4 for English (home language or first additional language), 3 for Life Sciences, 3 for Mathematics and 3 for Physical Sciences.
Selection criteria:
To be considered for this qualification, applicants must have an Admission Point Score (APS) of at least 19.
Assessment procedures:
– Applicants with a score of 26 and more will be invited for an interview. The APS will contribute 80% to the final admission score and the interview will contribute 20%.
– Applicants with a score of 19-25 will be invited to do the TUT potential assessment and an interview. The APS will contribute 40% to the final admission score, the TUT potential assessment will contribute 40% and the interview will contribute 20%.
b. Minimum duration:
Three and a half years.
c. Presentation:
Day classes.
d. Intake for the qualification:
January only
e. Exclusion and readmission, registration as a veterinary technologist, professional registration as a veterinary technologist, practicals, Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL), equivalence status, textbooks, personal protective equipment and Work Integrated Learning: See National Diploma: Veterinary Technology (NDVE96).
f. Subject credits:Subject credits are shown in brackets after each subject. Key to asterisks:* Information does not correspond to information on AA72. (Deviations approved by the Senate in September 2015.)
CURRICULUM
FIRST YEAR
CODE  SUBJECT   CREDIT  PREREQUISITE SUBJECT(S)
FIRST SEMESTER
CAL101T Calculations and Statistics (0,100)
CHE141C Chemistry IB (0,100)
CSK101B Computer Skills I (0,100)
IVT101T Introduction to Veterinary Technology* (0,050)
PHU161C Physics IB (0,100)
VDA111T Food Animals Anatomy and Physiology I (0,050)*
TOTAL CREDITS FOR THE SEMESTER: 0,500
SECOND SEMESTER
BCH221T Biochemistry II (0,125) Chemistry IB
HTL201T Histology (0,125) Food Animals Anatomy and
Physiology I
HVS201T Haematology: Veterinary Science (0,125) Food Animals Anatomy and
Physiology I
MBI101T Microbiology I (0,125)
TOTAL CREDITS FOR THE SEMESTER: 0,500
TOTAL CREDITS FOR THE FIRST YEAR: 1,000
THIRD YEAR
CODE SUBJECT CREDIT PREREQUISITE SUBJECT(S)
FIRST SEMESTER
EXP1VET Work-Integrated Learning (on completion (0,500)
of all the first- and second year subjects)
TOTAL CREDITS FOR THE SEMESTER: 0,500
SECOND SEMESTER
AVT201T Applied Veterinary Technology II (0,500) Work-Integrated Learning
TOTAL CREDITS FOR THE SEMESTER: 0,500
TOTAL CREDITS FOR THE THIRD YEAR: 1,000
TOTAL CREDITS FOR THE QUALIFICATION: 3,000
 
FOURTH YEAR
On completion of the above subjects. If a student has one subject outstanding such a case will be reviewed and permission might be granted in collaboration with a specific employer.
CODE SUBJECT CREDIT
FIRST OR SECOND SEMESTER
EXP1VET Work-Integrated Learning* (0,500)
TOTAL CREDITS FOR THE FOURTH YEAR: 0,500
TOTAL CREDITS FOR THE QUALIFICATION: 3,000
SUBJECT/MODULE INFORMATION (OVERVIEW OF SYLLABUS)
The syllabus content is subject to change to accommodate industry changes. Please note that a more detailed syllabus is available at the Department or in the study guide that is applicable to a particular subject/module. On 01 August 2017, the syllabus content was defined as follows:
B
BIOCHEMISTRY II (BCH221T) 1 X 3-HOUR PAPER
(Subject custodian: Department of Biomedical Sciences) Nucleic acids, pH and buffers carbohydrates, amino acids and proteins, enzymes and lipids, DNA replication, transcription and protein synthesis. (Total tuition time: ± 90 hours)
BIOCHEMISTRY III (BCH311T) 1 X 3-HOUR PAPER
(Subject custodian: Department of Biomedical Sciences) Metabolism of carbohydrates, lipids, proteins and nitrogen-containing compounds. (Total tuition time: ± 90 hours) Prospectus 2018 – Faculty of Science 4
BIOCHEMISTRY TECHNIQUES (BCQ101T) 1 X 3-HOUR PAPER
(Subject custodian: Department of Biomedical Sciences) Introduction to clinical chemistry. Specimen collection. Sample analysis (enzymes and minerals). Laboratory instruments, automation and maintenance. A brief description of cellular macromolecules (proteins, lipids, carbohydrates, nucleic acids). (Total tuition time: ± 90 hours)
C
CHEMISTRY IB: EXTENDED (FPCLS01) 1 X 3-HOUR PAPER
(Subject custodian: Department of Chemistry)Scientific methodology and its use in discovering chemistry. Numbers in chemistry. The use of SI units. Matter. Atomic structure. Compounds in chemistry. The mole concept and chemical calculations. The electronic structure of the atom and electronic configurations within the periodic table. Chemical bonding. The states of matter and the binding forces within matter. Basic concepts of the gas laws. Solutions in chemistry. Acids, bases and salts. Oxidation and reduction and the balancing of equations. Organic chemistry: introduction, alkanes, alkenes, aromates, alkanols, phenols, halogen compounds, alkanoates, alkynes, aldehydes, ketones and alkanoic acids. (Total tuition time: ± 160 hours)
COMPUTER SKILLS I (CSK101B) CONTINUOUS ASSESSMENT
(Subject/Module custodian: End User Computing Unit)
Students have to acquire theoretical knowledge (computing fundamentals) and practical skills as an enduser in operating systems and MS Office Suite applications (MS Word, MS Excel and MS PowerPoint) on an introductory level. Students will do online and computer based tests. The modules are mapped with SAQA and IC3 Essential Skills for Digital Literacy (international certification). (Total tuition time: ± 40 hours)
E
EXPERIMENTAL ANIMAL TECHNOLOGY II (EAT211T) 1 X 3-HOUR PAPER
(Subject custodian: Department of Biomedical Sciences)
Handling, care, husbandry, nutrition, breeding of experimental animals, e.g. mice, rats, guinea-pigs and rabbits, and the prevention of diseases. Design of captivity facilities. Feeding, ventilation and sterilisation systems. Genetics and legislation concerning experimental animals. (Total tuition time: ± 90 hours)
F
FOOD ANIMALS ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY I (VDA111T) 1 X 3-HOUR PAPER
(Subject custodian: Department of Biomedical Sciences) Microscopic and macroscopic study of all structures and organs in the bodies of food animals, as well as the functioning of these organs and structures. (Total tuition time: ± 90 hours)
FOUNDATION ENGLISH (FPENG05) 1 X 3-HOUR PAPER
(Subject custodian: Department of Applied Languages) Interpret, relate and reflect on all available and relevant resource material in proper English. Communicate orally in a comprehensible and clear manner in both general and subject-specific communication. Demonstrate intermediate-level of proficiency in written English. (Total tuition time: ± 160 hours)
FOUNDATION LIFE SKILLS (FPLSK02) CONTINUOUS ASSESSMENT
(Subject custodian: Department of Management and Entrepreneurship) Campus ethics, learning styles and whole-brain thinking, self-image and assertive behaviour, time management, self-motivation, conflict management, sexuality and relationships, problem-solving skills, managing stress, the multicultural society, techniques for summarising and memorising, how to cope with assessments and assignments, creativity, and many more. The life-skills sessions are participative, with group discussionsand personal application to optimise student’s learning experience. (Total tuition time: ± 128 hours)
H
HAEMATOLOGY: VETERINARY SCIENCE (HVS201T) 1 X 3-HOUR PAPER
(Subject custodian: Department of Biomedical Sciences) Morphology and functions of erythrocytes, leucocytes and thrombocytes, applicable laboratory tests. Abnormal morphology and functions of blood cells, causes and laboratory findings of anaemias and coagulation defects. (Total tuition time: ± 90 hours) Prospectus 2018 – Faculty of Science 5
HELMINTHOLOGY III (HEM301T) 1 X 3-HOUR PAPER
(Subject custodian: Department of Biomedical Sciences) Identification of parasitic helminths on the grounds of diagnostic characteristics. The life cycle of helminths and prevention and control measures are studied in detail. Recognition and pathology of diseases. Laboratory techniques are introduced. (Total tuition time: ± 90 hours)
HISTOLOGY (HTL201T) 1 X 3-HOUR PAPER
(Subject custodian: Department of Biomedical Sciences) Fixation, embedding and cutting of tissue. Staining and mounting of histological slide preparations. Preparations are used for diagnosis. Cell structures and basic tissue types. (Total tuition time: ± 90 hours)
I
IMMUNOLOGY II (IML211T) 1 X 3-HOUR PAPER
(Subject custodian: Department of Biomedical Sciences) Specific and non-specific immunity. Antigens. Classification and characteristics of antibodies. Lymphoid organs of antibody production. Antigen-antibody reactions, including complement, precipitation, phagocytosis and agglutination. Cellular and humoral immunity. Serological techniques. Immunopathology. (Total tuition time:± 90 hours)
INTRODUCTION TO VETERINARY TECHNOLOGY (IVT101T) CONTINUOUS ASSESSMENT
(Subject custodian: Department of Biomedical Sciences) Introduction to laboratory practices, terminology, accreditation and safety in the laboratory. (Total tuition time: ± 60 hours)
L
LAB MANAGEMENT AND QUALITY (LMQ101T) 1 X 3-HOUR PAPER
(Subject custodian: Department of Biomedical Sciences) Personnel and financial managements. Communication. Leadership. Laboratory safety. Quality control. Quality assurance. Quality standards. Quality terminology. Documentation. Accreditation. (Total tuition time: ± 45 hours)
M
MATHEMATICS IB: EXTENDED (FPMLS01) 1 X 3-HOUR PAPER
(Subject custodian: Department of Mathematics and Statistics) Arithmetic. Graphs. Functions. Basic algebra. Trigonometry. Differentiation. Mensuration. Basic statistics (Total tuition time: ± 190 hours)
MICROBIOLOGY I: EXTENDED (FPMLB01) 1 X 3-HOUR PAPER
(Subject custodian: Department of Biotechnology and Food Technology) General microbiology, chemical and physical control, environmental microbiology, food microbiology, occupational microbiology and microbiology ecology. Practical microbiological techniques. (Total tuition time: ± 248 hours)
MICROBIOLOGY II (MBI241B) 1 X 3-HOUR PAPER
(Subject custodian: Department of Biomedical Sciences)Enrichment culture techniques and long-term preservation of micro-organisms. Advanced composition and structure of prokaryotes. Introduction to the genetics of micro-organisms. Microbial metabolism. Identification of the more important groups of bacteria, using biochemical and serological tests. (Total tuition time: ± 90 hours)
MOLECULAR BIOLOGY III (MLB301T) 1 X 3-HOUR PAPER
(Subject custodian: Department of Biomedical Sciences) Amino acids and proteins. DNA/RNA. Molecular biology principles and techniques as it applies to the veterinary laboratory for use in diagnosis of disease. Techniques include isolation of nucleic acids from biological fluids, electrophoresis, PCR, viral load testing and DNA sequencing. (Total tuition time: ± 90 hours).
 
P
PHYSICS IB: EXTENDED (FPPLS01) 1 X 3-HOUR PAPER
(Subject custodian: Department of Physics) A general physics qualification with applications in the biological sciences: remedial mathematics, fundamental units, vectors and scalars, kinetics, mechanics, dynamics, momentum, work, energy and power, fluids, temperature and heat, gas laws, waves and sound, optics, electricity, magnetism, radioactivity. Practical: experiments related to the theory. (Total tuition time: ± 160 hours)
PROTOZOOLOGY III (PZY301T) 1 X 3-HOUR PAPER
(Subject custodian: Department of Biomedical Sciences)
Identification of parasitic protozoa and recognition of the diseases they cause in food animals and pets. Diagnostic characteristics, life cycles, pathology, prevention and control. Laboratory techniques are introduced. (Total tuition time: ± 90 hours)
V
VETERINARY ENTOMOLOGY III (VTE301T) 1 X 3-HOUR PAPER
(Subject custodian: Department of Biomedical Sciences)
Identification of parasitic insects and the recognition of diseases transferred and caused by them. Life cycles of insects and environmental factors that influence those cycles. Prevention and control, as well as chemical control. Acarology (ticks and mites). (Total tuition time: ± 90 hours)
VETERINARY MICROBIOLOGY III (VTM301T) 1 X 3-HOUR PAPER
(Subject custodian: Department of Biomedical Sciences)
Micro-organisms (bacteria and fungi) that cause veterinary diseases. Emphasis is placed on the isolation and identification of organisms. (Total tuition time: ± 90 hours)
VIROLOGY III (VIR311T) 1 X 3-HOUR PAPER
(Subject custodian: Department of Biomedical Sciences) Morphology and structure of viruses. Physical and chemical characteristics. Cytopathology. Distribution and transmission of viruses. Immunisation and chemotherapy. Cultivation of viruses. Immunology. Diagnosis with the aid of serological and biological methods. General epidemiology and pathogenesis. Classification. (Total tuition time: ± 90 hours)
W
WORK-INTEGRATED LEARNING (EXP1VET) WORK-INTEGRATED LEARNING
(Subject custodian: Department of Biomedical Sciences)
A training programme is drawn up in collaboration with the supervisor at an accredited laboratory. (Total tuition time: six months)