Veterinary Public Health

The Master of Science Degree Programme in Veterinary Public Health (MVPH) for the Southeast Asian region uses a modular curriculum structure to allow for state-of-the-art teaching of a particular topic as a combination of classroom knowledge transfer (lectures, group work, seminars, PC labs) linked to practical laboratory experience (benchwork) within a defined and uninterrupted time period at a particular partner institution.

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DURATION:
13 months

Freie Universität Berlin

Location Founded in 1948, the Freie Universität Berlin (FUB), with 28,500 students the largest of the three Berlin universities, offers more than 160 programmes, i.e., the entire spectrum associated with a traditional university (except engineering).

The Faculty of Veterinary Medicine of the Freie Universität Berlin has a history of almost 40 years in postgraduate training in tropical veterinary medicine. Since 1992, the Freie Universität Berlin has been offer- ing international postgraduate training formats in epidemiology and preventive veterinary medicine as well as in veterinary public health, leading to the academic degree of a Master of Science in Tropical Veterinary Epidemiology (M.Sc. TVE).

Its Postgraduate Studies in International Animal Health is the executing institution for all of the international training programmes. To date, six international courses on (1) veterinary public health and food hygiene and (2) epidemiology and preventive veterinary medicine have been conducted, for 74 young/mid-career veterinary graduates from 27 different countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America.

This latest M.Sc. Programme in Veterinary Public Health (MVPH) is jointly executed with the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine at Chiang Mai University (CMU) in Thailand.

The Chiang Mai University (CMU) was founded in 1964 and currently offers 141 graduate and diploma programmes in 14 faculties.

Its Veterinary Faculty (FVM-CMU) provides excellent facilities and has recently established the Veterinary Public Health Centre for Asia Pacific.

Strong teaching and research support also comes from the Institute of Meat Hygiene, Meat Technology and Food Hygiene of the University for Veterinary Medicine, Vienna/Austria.

Berlin, the largest city and capital of reunited Germany, enjoys the reputation of a tolerant, cosmopolitan city offering a unique mixture of his- tory, culture and modernity to the international student.

Course focus The Master of Science Degree Programme in Veterinary Public Health (MVPH) for the Southeast Asian region uses a modular curriculum structure to allow for state-of-the-art teaching of a particular topic as a combination of classroom knowledge transfer (lectures, group work, seminars, PC labs) linked to practical laboratory experience (benchwork) within a defined and uninterrupted time period at a particular partner institution. Successful participation in a module will lead to the achievement of the full credit points according to the study regulations of FUB as well as CMU.

PART A:

  • At partner university CMU; October – December 2015: Introductory modules (13 credit points; 3 months) Core Modules: Concepts and Methods of Epidemiology, Data Processing and Computing, Introduction to Public Health & Veterinary Public Health, Sanitary and Phytosanitary Requirements, Zoonoses. Elective Modules: Food Technology, Environmental Health.
  • At FUB; January – May 2016: Advanced modules (30 credit points; 5 months) Core Modules: Risk Analysis, Laboratory Diagnosis, Microbiological Food Safety, Food Chain Approach, Veterinary Public Health Systems Approach, Laboratory Practical at the Institute of Meat Hygiene, Meat Technology and Food Hygiene of the University for Veterinary Medicine, Vienna/Austria (UVMV). Elective Modules: Project Planning & Management, Animal Health Economics.
  • At partner university CMU and with Southeast Asian institutions in the region; June–August 2016: Region-specific modules (17 credit points, 3 months) Core Modules: Research Methodology and Scientific Writing, Disease Surveillance and Information Services, Veterinary Public Health, Regulatory Tasks, Veterinary Public Health Structure and Legislation. Elective Modules: Regulations, Rules and Requirements for Importing Food into the European Union, Regional Programmes for Veterinary Public Health.

PART B:

  • Master’s thesis in Southeast Asian region, at CMU and at FUB (total: 13 months) Project work (10 credit points); Study Design Workshop (10 credit points); Data Analysis Workshop (10 credit points); Master’s Thesis and Oral Defence (30 credit points).
Target group Young and mid-career veterinarians and other professionals (natural, agricultural, medical sciences) from the Southeast Asian region with a background in and training needs for veterinary public health and food safety.
Course language English
Entry requirements The course is open to veterinarians and other professionals with

  • a recognised degree in veterinary medicine or a food safety related subject
  • a minimum of two years of relevant professional experience in the Southeast Asian region
  • proficiency in English (TOEFL 550 points paper-based or 213 points computer-based or IELTS Band 6)
  • a letter of motivation.
Degree Awarded The Master of Science Degree Programme in Veterinary Public Health (MVPH) is implemented as a Joint Degree (“Dual Award”) Programme between the Faculties of Veterinary Medicine of the Freie Universität Berlin / Germany and the Chiang Mai University in Thailand.
Course Begins October 2015
Course Duration 24 months (four semesters)
Course Structure MVPH_Structure
Duration of German language course prior to beginning of programme 4 weeks (for students awarded a DAAD-scholarship)
Remarks In addition to the official DAAD application form, candidates are required to submit a particular course application form that is available from the coordinators (see below).
The Joint MVPH Programme at FUB and CMU received accreditation in October 2005 and re-accreditation in 2010.
Fachbereich Veterinärmedizin
Dr. Maximilian Baumann
Königsweg 67
14163 Berlin
Phone: +49 (0)30 / 838625-44
Fax: +49 (0)30 / 838625-47