MASTERS DEGREE IN VETERINARY MEDICINE AND ANIMAL HUSBANDRY (PROFESSIONALIZING MASTER’S DEGREE - POULTRY AREA)
Universidad Nacional Autonoma de México (MEXICO)
The professionalizing master’s degree has the main purpose of developing individual abilities so that graduates participate with a high level professional preparation and commitment in the development and application of knowledge as well as in the progress of the industry to which they belong.
The program aims to strengthen the scientific, technological, professional and social environment that promotes in each individual the development of values and the acquisition of updated in-depth knowledge on their area of interest and on basic, methodological and complementary subjects which allow creative and original participation in generating new knowledge and its innovative application. The program must provide the students with the elements to improve their self-managed education, globalized communication and knowledge transmission abilities.
The curriculum design has been flexible in order to practically fulfill the needs and interests, which can be attended, of each student, while maintaining academic discipline and rigor that are demanded by the specific program and in general by postgraduates studies in UNAM.
Special attention has been given to the definition and operation of Supervisory Committees in whom, together with the student, has rested the curricular specification of each individual project and the guidance of the student throughout the postgraduate study.
The Master’s degree in Veterinary Medicine provides the candidate with an integral training on methodology oriented to their field of professional activity as a master’s degree graduate, and methodological and philosophical knowledge related to science and teaching, congruent with the social, economic and political environment in which they are living.
The basic scheme offered within this Project for training Masters of Science is composed by a set of knowledge and abilities required by public or private institutions in equilibrium with the student’s professional development interests and those of the academic institution where they shall study. This shall be done by carrying out research projects to which the student must adhere to in order to develop their thesis.
The student must demonstrate knowledge of the English language at the level of reading comprehension when entering the program and hearing comprehension when exiting. The studies shall last between three and four semesters. The third and fourth semesters are carried out in their work area.
Acceptance of candidates for the Master’s studies in Veterinary Medicine will depend on: be a graduate of veterinary medicine and animal husbandry or related area, assessment of the student’s curriculum and approval of said curriculum by the Academic Committee taking into consideration previous expertise in the area of study, previous studies and knowledge of the English language. Maximum occupancy shall be considered depending on the resources available for taking care of the demand for infrastructure derived from the academic and research
Each subject has a value between 6 and 8 credits. The number of credits that are required to be covered in the program is 60, of which 50% are from the Integration seminars, which are related to the analysis and solving of problems related with the poultry industry. Seminars are presented to the Supervisory Committee (3 supervisors) and the final examination for the Master’s degree is carried out with a full examiner board of up to 5 members.