This course will introduce the student to specific aspects of rational drug use that are peculiar to veterinary practice in relation with anatomical, physiological and biochemical differences between human and veterinary medicine. The course will be covered through lectures, tutorial sessions and on-farm practical sessions.
During their practice in community pharmacies, pharmacists are responsible for all medicines whether they are meant for human or veterinary use. This course prepares the students to manage and control diseases and pests in animals and crops.
COURSE LEARNING OUTCOMES
By the end of the course the student should be able to do the following:
1. Carry out rational dispensing of veterinary medicines.
2. Apply the principles of ethics in veterinary pharmacy practice.
3. Design and conduct research on veterinary conditions and drugs.
4. Diagnose, and manage, simple and uncomplicated veterinary conditions 5. Appropriately procure, store and dispense chemical products used in agriculture.
6. Carry out quality control analysis of agro-veterinary drugs and agents.