International Journal of
Psychology and Counselling

  • Abbreviation: Int. J. Psychol. Couns.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-2499
  • DOI: 10.5897/IJPC
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 211

Full Length Research Paper

Determination of the interest of Federal University of Agriculture, Makurdi veterinary students in veterinary medicine and pharmacology: Implications for counselling

S. A. Saganuwan
  • S. A. Saganuwan
  • Department of Veterinary Pharmacology and Toxicology, College of Veterinary Medicine, Federal University of Agriculture, P. M. B. 2373, Makurdi, Benue State, Nigeria.
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E. G. Egbe-Okpenge
  • E. G. Egbe-Okpenge
  • Department of Science Education, College of Agricultural and Science Education, Federal University of Agriculture, P. M. B.2373, Makurdi, Benue State, Nigeria.
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  •  Received: 16 November 2019
  •  Accepted: 24 August 2020
  •  Published: 31 July 2021

Abstract

The present study is carried out to determine the interest of veterinary students in veterinary medicine and pharmacology and the counselling implications. One hundred and thirteen students of veterinary college, Federal University of Agriculture, Makurdi were randomly sampled for determination of their interest in veterinary medicine and pharmacology using age, sex and levels of study. The results showed that the sex and age of the students do not depend on their levels of study (P > 0.05). The students’ choice of veterinary medicine is dependent on their interest in the course, which is motivated by lecturer/student relationship (P < 0.05). Many students significantly agree (P < 0.05) that they have interest in pharmacology and would want to advance in the knowledge in order to become pharmacology lecturers. There is a co-relation between the students’ interest in veterinary medicine and pharmacology indicating that pharmacology is a core course of veterinary medicine.

 

Key words: Veterinary medicine, pharmacology, interest, implications, counselling.