Estrutura Curricular

Course content:

The Master’s Program “Veterinary Medicine in the Coastal Environment” lasts 24 months. Postgraduate students should dedicate themselves to their research and to write their Dissertation, and earn 25 credits in seven compulsory subjects, ten electives subjects and other activities.

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The Curriculum Structure includes a core of seven (7) basic, mandatory subjects, totaling twelve (12) of the twenty-five (25) credits [equivalent to fifteen (15) class hours each] in taking subjects, required for graduation:

    • “Challenges of Veterinary Medicine in the Coastal Environment”;
    • “Scientific Writing”;
    • “Pedagogical Preparation”;
    • “Research Seminar I”;
    • “Research Seminar II”; and
    • “Research Seminar III”.

To complete their credits, students must choose among ten (10) other elective subjects. Such subjects include, in an updated manner, the most diverse topics for the improvement of their knowledge and their research:

  • “Subsidiary Tests Applied in Clinical Evaluation, Surgical Planning and Therapeutic Monitoring of Aquatic and Terrestrial Animals”;
  • “Advanced Topics in Epidemiology, Control, and Eradication of Diseases of Domestic, Wild, and Marine Animals”;
  • “Evolution and Trends in Experimental and Comparative Pathology of Domestic, Wild, and Marine Animals”;
  • “Applied Themes in Clinic and Surgery of Farm Animals in the Coastal Environment”;
  • “Applied Themes in Clinic and Surgery of Small Animals and Non-Conventional Species in the Coastal Environment”;
  • “Entrepreneurship and Environmental Sustainability”;
  • “Environmental, Social, Economic, and Political Impact of Animal Production in the Coastal Environment”;
  • “Applied Topics in Nutritional and Metabolic Diseases from Animals Raised in Coastal Biome”;
  • “Reproduction and Perinatal Medicine of Domestic and Wild Animals in the Coastal Region”; and
  • “Welfare and Human-Animal Interaction – From Animal Experimentation to Animal-Assisted Therapy”.

Students may be awarded up to four credits, considering the following complementary activities:

  • Full paper published in national or international journal, with a recognized Editorial Board: one (1) credit for each work;
  • • Book or book chapter of recognized merit in the field of knowledge, providing that the student is the first author, in co-authoring with its supervisor: one (1) credit each book or chapter;
  • Patent deposit: one (1) credit each patent;
  • Participation in conferences, workshops, symposia or other scientific meeting in which the full work and/or presentation is published (in print or digital form) in the annals (or similar), providing that the student is first author, in co-authoring with its supervisor: one (1) credit each work, with a maximum of two (2) credits granted for this activity.

Credits obtained out of the program may be used, when required by the student and properly justified by the Advisor.

Didactic resources:

The Program uses the infrastructure of UNIMES, with air-conditioned classrooms, amphitheaters, libraries, places for the structuring teaching nucleus (NDE), board of directors, coordination, psycho-pedagogical nucleus, teacher’s rooms, secretaries, specialized laboratories, and, mainly, the facilities of the Veterinary Hospital and the School of Veterinary Medicine.

The places have their own structure and are well equipped for operation, according to the different purposes for which they are intended.


In order to fulfill its research projects, in addition to the support of organizations and institutions with which UNIMES maintains agreements and partnerships, the Program has the physical space of Campus II, where the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine is located. This campus, with an area of about 31,000 m², consists of Veterinary Hospital, classrooms, laboratories, bioterium and kennel.

The Veterinary Hospital has an important role in the development of students, providing support services to the Program, especially to its projects and to the subjects in practical and theoretical-practical classes; professional development; and its relevant service to the community, the attendance in medical and surgical clinic, laboratory and image diagnosis, and promotion of research.

To supply the lines of research, this Campus provides: Descriptive and Topographic Veterinary Anatomy Laboratory; Laboratory of Technology and Inspection of Products of Animal Origin – Sensorial Analysis; Clinical Laboratory; Laboratory of Preventive Veterinary Medicine and Public Health; Laboratory of Animal Reproduction and Biotechnology; Laboratory of Special Pathological Anatomy – Necropsy Room; and Laboratory of Surgical Technique and Anesthesiology.

In addition, laboratories located on campus “Rosinha Viegas” are available for the Program. For these laboratories, just inaugurated, the equipment wa acquired and installed with own resources, denoting financial independence of the Institution for the expansion and maintenance of its infrastructure.
This campus provides, for use of the Program: Microscopy Laboratory (Cytology, Histology and Embryology, General Pathology and Special Pathological Anatomy); Laboratory of Microbiology, Immunology and Parasitology; Laboratory of Biochemistry and Biophysics; and Laboratory of Macroscopic Pathology (Human).