Joint Bachelor Degree in Animal Science

Joint Bachelor Degree in Animal Science
Study model Joint Bachelor in Animal Science ..................................................................... 3
Subjects at UiN: ..................................................................................................................... 4
KJ103F Chemistry and biophysics ..................................................................................... 4
AK1xxF Aquaculture ......................................................................................................... 6
BI133F Ecology and biodiversity ...................................................................................... 8
BI122F Genetics and Evolution ....................................................................................... 10
BI132F Biochemistry and Cell biology (Cell biology I)................................................. 12
BI105F Zoophysiology ................................................................................................... 14
BI217F Microbiology (Microbiology I) .......................................................................... 16
BI210F Molecular Cell Biology (Cell Biology II) ........................................................... 18
Bi 130f Histology and Embryology ................................................................................. 20
Subjects at UVMP: ............................................................................................................... 22
Microbiology II ................................................................................................................ 22
Biochemistry .................................................................................................................... 24
Physiology II .................................................................................................................... 25
Latin terminology ............................................................................................................. 26
Veterinary ethics .............................................................................................................. 27
Animal husbandry ............................................................................................................ 28
Veterinary Anatomy and Histology ................................................................................. 29
Veterinary clinical sciences .............................................................................................. 30
Animal nutrition ............................................................................................................... 31
Animal Hygiene, welfare and behavior of animals .......................................................... 32
Introduction to veterinary epizootology ........................................................................... 33
Introduction to pharmacology .......................................................................................... 34
Preventive veterinary medicine, sanitation and public health .......................................... 35
Food safety ....................................................................................................................... 36
Fish breeding .................................................................................................................... 37
Veterinary anatomy and histology ................................................................................... 38
Biomedical statistics and informatics ............................................................................... 39
Basics of laboratory diagnostics ....................................................................................... 40
Bachelor work .................................................................................................................. 41
State exam ........................................................................................................................ 42
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Study model Joint Bachelor in Animal Science
Sem. 1
UiN
Sem. 2
UiN
Sem. 3
UiN
Sem. 4
UVMP
Sem. 5
UVMP
Sem. 6
UVMP
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Kj103f Chemistry and biophysics
(10 sp)
Ak1xxf Aquaculture
(10 sp)
Bi133f Ecology and biodiversity
(10 sp)
Bi105f Animal physiology
(Physiology I)
(10 sp)
Bi122f Genetics and
evolution
(10 sp)
Bi132f Biochemistry and cell
biology
(Cell Biology I)
(10 sp)
Bi217f Microbiology
(Microbiology I)
(10 sp)
Bi130f Histology and
embryology
(10 sp)
Bi210f Molecular cell biology
(Cell Biology II)
(10 sp)
Microbiology
II (4sp)
Veterinary
clinical
sciences
(4+3=7sp)
Biochemistry
(4 sp)
Physiology
II (4 sp)
Animal
nutrition
(4 sp)
Animal hygiene, welfare
and behaviour of animals
(5 sp)
Preventive veterinary
medicine, sanitation
and public health
(4sp)
Latin
terminology
(3 sp)
Fish
breeding
(5sp)
Veterinary
ethics
(3 sp)
Animal
husbandry
(4 sp)
Introduction to
veterinary
epizootology
(5 sp)
Food
safety
(5sp)
Biomedical
statistics and
informatics
(3sp)
Veterinary
anatomy and
histology
(5 sp)
Introduction to
pharmacology
(4 sp)
Bachelor
work (5sp)
Compulsory
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electives
(3 sp)
Veterinary
anatomy and
histology (5 sp)
State exam
(5sp)
Choose between
 Breeding of game (3 sp)
 Slovak language (3 sp)
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Subjects at UiN:
KJ103F Chemistry and biophysics
ECTS Credits: 10
Level of course: Introductory Level
Type of course: Compulsory:
Joint Bachelor Degree in Animal Science
Duration: One semester
Study start: Autumn 2013
Year of study: 1st year
Study place: Bodø
Faculty responsible: Faculty of Biosciences and Aquaculture
Language of instruction: English
Course responsible person: Prof. Einar Skarstad Egeland
E-mail address: [email protected]
Costs: No tuition costs. Semester registration fee. Books and calculator.
Course evaluation: Mid-term oral evaluation with written report, electronic evaluation at the end of the semester.
Course contents:
Basic general/inorganic chemistry, basic biophysics, basic organic chemistry, selected topics in basic
biochemistry.
Learning outcomes:
On successful completion of the course:
Knowledge
The student should have knowledge of:
• the properties of elements (including the periodic table), salts and molecules in inorganic and organic chemistry,
including the most important biochemical substance classes
• the rules for naming compounds in organic and inorganic chemistry
• the most important reaction types in inorganic chemistry (mainly aqueous solutions) and organic chemistry
• modeling transport processes including blood circulation and respiration
• non-ionising and ionising radiation and their interactions with biological systems
Skills
The student should be able to:
• calculate reaction yields, concentrations and pH (both strong and weak acids and bases, and mixtures of acids
and bases including buffers)
• perform simple lab work
• understand the physical principles of experimental methods focusing on imaging diagnostics
General competence
The student should understand that:
• chemistry is a broad comprehensive field of study
• chemistry is an important basis for understanding biological processes
• biophysics gives explanation of physical phenomena in biological systems
Especially recommended elective courses:
N/A
Offered as a free-standing course:
Priority for students having this course as an obligatoy part of their study program. Other students can join the
class if there is free capacity.
For the lab course, the students will be divided into groups, but the theory will be taught for all students together.
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If the study program "Bachelor in biology (international)" gets enough international students, these students will
be taught in English. Norwegian students will be taught in Norwegian. The laboratory exercises will be given
jointly both in Norwegian and English.
The Biophysics part is taught only in English.
Prerequisites:
Chemistry 2 from Norwegian "videregående skole" or equivalent.
Recommended previous knowledge:
N/A
Mode of delivery:
Face-to-face.
Learning activities and teaching methods:
Chemistry: Lectures combined with theoretical exercises, and laboratory exercises.
Biophysics: two weeks with only biophysics, concentrated, given by our collaborating university in Slovakia.
The course has more teaching hours than what is commonly given at UiN. This is "supporting hours" which will
give time for a better knowledge and repetition of the more important topics.
Assessment methods and criteria:
• Two written school examinations (each 3 hours, marks A-E); one in chemistry, one in biophysics.
• Portfolio: containing two laboratory exercise reports and at least two written assignments (passed/not passed).
Work placement:
N/A
Recommended or required reading:
Chemistry part: John McMurry, Mary Castellion, David Ballantine, Carl Hoeger, Virginia Peterson: Fundamentals
of general, organic and biological chemistry, 7th edition, Pearsons/Prentice Hall, 2013, all or parts of chapters 1–
10, 11–19, 21, 23, 25. Detailed list will be given out at the first lecture.
John McMurry, Robert fay: General chemistry – atoms first, 2nd edition, Pearsons/Prentice Hall, 2014, all or parts
of chapters 7, 10, 14, 15, 17, 21. Detailed list will be given out at the first lecture.
To both text books a book with solutions to selectted problems is recommended.
Fluck, Heumann: Periodic table of the elements, 4th edition, Wiley 2007.
For the laboratory exercises, the book "Laboratory manual for general, organic and biological chemistry" by Karen
Timberlake, 3rd edition, Prentice Hall, 2014 is used. This book is giving both the exercises and the laboratory
report schemes to be completed and delivered within a week after the laboratory exercise.
Biophysics part: Jana Staničová: Biophysics for veterinary medicine, UVMP, Košice, 2007.
Supplementary reading;
Rodney M. J. Cotterill: Biophysics. An Introduction. 2002. ISBN 0-471-48538-1
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AK1xxF Aquaculture
ECTS credits: 10
Level of course: Introductory level
Type of course: Compulsory: Joint Bachelor Degree in Animal Science
Duration: One semester
Study start: Autumn 2014
Year of study: 1st year
Study place: Bodø.
Faculty responsible: Faculty of Biosciences and Aquaculture
Language of instruction: English.
Course responsible person:.
Costs: No costs, except semester registration fee and syllabus literature
Course evaluation: Annual evaluations which are included in the university´s quality assurance system.
Course contents:
The course will mainly focus on the farming of typical fish species from Northern Atlantic and Norway
especially salmon, halibut, cod and Balan wrasse. The situation and challenges of farming in other parts of the
world will also be explored.
Learning outcomes:
On successful completion of the course:
Knowledge
The student will be able to:
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demonstrate knowledge of the general principles of farming salmon, halibut, cod and Balean wrasse
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Have an overview of aquaculture industry related to history, organization, legislation, production volume
and challenges on selected species as salmon, halibut, cod and Balean wrasse.
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Have insight in welfare aspects in aquaculture production, sustainability and main factors affecting
seafood quality
Skills
The student should be able to explain the principles used in the farming of actual species from egg to harvest
General competence
The student should be able to discuss actual challenges as welfare and sustainability in the aquaculture industry
Especially recommended elective courses:
No
Offered as a free-standing course:
No
Prerequisites:
Not applicable
Recommended previous knowledge:
Not applicable
Mode of delivery:
Face-to-face
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Learning activities and teaching methods:
Lectures, laboratory work, excursions, presentations
Assessment methods and criteria:
4 hour written examination: Regular Norwegian grading system (A-F) counting 100 % of grade
Portfolio consisting of lab practice, presentation and excursion: Passed /not passed.
Work placement:
Not applicable
Study progression requirement:
N/A
Recommended or required reading:
A reading list will be made available before semester start
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BI133F Ecology and biodiversity
ECTS Credits: 10
Level of course: Introductory Level
Duration: One semester
Study start: Autumn 2013
Year of study: 1st year
Study place: Bodø
Faculty responsible: Faculty of Biosciences and Aquaculture
Language of instruction: English
Course responsible person: Galice Hoarau
E-mail address: [email protected]
Costs: No costs except semester registration fee and course literature.
Course evaluation: Annual evaluations which are included in the university's quality assurance system
Course contents:
This course provide students with knowledge about general ecology and biodiversity, including ecological
processes, ecological consequences of global warming, phylogeny, zoology and systematics. The main topics
covered are as follows:
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Introduction to Ecology
The Biosphere and ecosystems
Population and community Ecology
Conservation Biology
Climate change
Phylogenetics
Systematics
Phylogeny
Biodiversity
Learning outcomes:
On successful completion of the course:
Knowledge
The student should have knowledge and understanding of:
• key ecological processes
• the interactions between organisms and their environment
• key environmental and ecological issues facing society
• important phyla and species groups
• the ecological role and the evolutionary relationships of the major life forms
Skills
The student should be able to:
• demonstrate competence in a range of basic methods used for ecological and biodiversity research
General Competence
The student should:
• have developed an appreciation of the modern scope of scientific inquiry in the fields of ecology and biodiversity
• be able to convey key subject matter such as theories, issues and challenges regarding the field of ecology and
biodiversity
• be able to demonstrate awareness of human interactions with natural populations and eco-systems, including
habitat modification, pollution, exploitation and conservation
Especially recommended elective courses:
N/A
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Offered as a free-standing course:
N/A
Prerequisites:
N/A
Recommended previous knowledge:
N/A
Mode of delivery:
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Lectures, computer labs (home).
Assessment methods and criteria:
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Written final exam (4h), 90% of the final grade
Computer lab (multiple choice questions), 10% of the final grade
Work placement:
N/A
Recommended or required reading:
· Campbell, N.A. & Reece, J.B. Biology, Pearson, San Francisco (9 utg.), s. 1146-1267, 536-735
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BI122F Genetics and Evolution
ECTS Credits: 10
Level of course: Introductory Level
Type of course: Compulsory for Foundation Year BSc in Biology, Joint Bachelor in Animal Science, MSc in
Aquaculture
Duration: One semester
Study start: Spring 2014
Year of study: First
Study place: Bodø
Faculty responsible: Faculty of Biosciences and Aquaculture
Language of instruction: English
Course responsible person: Jarle Tryti Nordeide
E-mail address: [email protected]
Costs: None.
Course evaluation: Mid-term oral evaluation with written report, and electronic evaluation at the end of the
semester.
Course contents:
Students should understand the basic principles of sexual reproduction, life-cycles, Mendel's heritability, variants
of dominance, chromosomes, DNA, RNA, Hardy-Weinberg, population genetics, DNA-technology, evolution of
genomes, Darwin, natural selection and macro- and microevolution. Lab-work: typing of blood, mono- and dihybrid crosses, sex-linked inheritance and mapping of genes by crossing fruitflies.
Learning outcomes:
On successful completion of the course:
Knowledge
The student should:
• Have broad knowledge at a basic level, of topics, theories, processes, tools and methods in the fields of
genetics and evolution
• Have knowledge of the subject area’s history, traditions, character and position in history, traditions, character
and place in society
Skills
The student should:
• Be able to explain aspects in genetics and evolution at a basic level
• Be able to explain the most important theories in the history of genetics and evolution
General competence
The student should:
• Be able to exchange views and experiences with other biologists and contribute to the development of good
practice
• Develop understanding of modern scientific research in genetics and evolution
Especially recommended elective courses:
N/A
Offered as a free-standing course:
Priority is given to students at Bachelor in Biology, Bachelor in Animal Science and One-year-study in Biology and
Chemistry. Others may take the course, subject to available capacity.
Prerequisites:
None.
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Recommended previous knowledge:
Students must attend BI124F Cell Biology and Biochemistry the same semester as they attend BI122F Genetics
and Evolution (this course,) if they do not have this knowledge already.
Mode of delivery:
Face-to-face teaching.
Learning activities and teaching methods:
Lectures, seminars and lab-work.
Assessment methods and criteria:
 Portfolio Assessment: consisting of two lab reports ("passed" or "not passed").
 Written school examination 5 hours (100 % of mark).
Work placement:
N/A
Recommended or required reading:
Reece, NA & al 2011. Campbell Biology, 9th ed. Pearson Benjamin Cummings, San Francisco, USA. Chapter. 14
– 15 (p. 308-350), Chromosom structure: Chap. 16 (p. 366-369), chap. 17 (p. 390-395), chap. 18 (p. 402-426),
chap. 20 (p. 442-471), chap. 21 (p. 472-495), chap. 22 (p. 496-514), chap. 23 (p.515-533), chap. 24 (p. 534-552),
chap. 25 (p. 533-579).
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BI132F Biochemistry and Cell biology (Cell biology I)
ECTS Credits: 10
Level of course: Introductory Level
Type of course: Compulsory: Biology and Chemistry (One-Year Programme), BSc in Biology, Joint Bachelor
Degree in Animal Science
Duration: One semester
Study start: Spring 2014
Year of study: 1st year
Study place: Bodø
Faculty responsible: Faculty of Biosciences and Aquaculture
Language of instruction: Norwegian
Course responsible person: Monica Fengsrud Brinchmann
E-mail address: [email protected]
Costs: No costs except semester registration fee and course literature.
Course evaluation: Annual evaluations which are included in the university's quality assurance system
Course contents:
The course covers the following main topics:
Biochemistry: detailed knowledge on biological macromolecules' structure, respiration, fermentation, and basic
knowledge of photocythesis.
Cells’ membranes and intracellular structures (organelles).
Emphasis will be put on the functions of cells and organelles. Organelles will be looked upon in the light of
evolution. The cell is the smallest living unit (discussion on "life" and "living"). Mitosis, meiosis and cell cycle.
Signalling pathways. Laboratory practice.
Learning outcomes:
On successful completion of the course:
Knowledge
The candidate should:
• Have broad knowledge of the concept of cells as the smallest living unit, their structure and functioning
• Have knowledge of basic bio-chemistry, with emphasis on respiration and biological macromolecules
• Have knowledge of basic research fields in cell biology, selected tools and methods to study cells
Skills
The candidate should:
• Be able to apply cell biology knowledge in the analysis and understanding of biological problems.
• Be able to conduct basic experiments, understand the biology behind observations and be able to write reports.
• Use central cell biological and biochemical terms
General competence
The candidate should:
• Be able to find, evaluate and cite relevant literature
• Be able to use their own words orally as well as in writing to discuss a cell biological problem
Especially recommended elective courses:
N/A
Offered as a free-standing course:
Priority for students having this course as an obligatory part of their study programme; other students can join the
class if there is available capacity.
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Prerequisites:
N/A
Recommended previous knowledge:
Basic knowledge in chemistry such as KJ100F Basic Chemistry.
Mode of delivery:
Face-to-face.
Learning activities and teaching methods:
• 4 hours every week for approx. 13 weeks. Lectures and group discussions.
• 3 4-hour laboratory practice sessions
Assessment methods and criteria:
• Written school exam (4h), counts 100% of the final grade. Letter A-F.
• Portfolio, must be passed. The portfolio consists of laboratory reports and obligatory multiple choice test.
Work placement:
N/A
Recommended or required reading:
Campbell, NA & Reece, JB. 2011. Biology. 9. utgave. Pearson Benjamin Cummings, San Francisco, USA,
ISBN:0321739752/9780321739759. Chap.1 (s.47-48, s52-57, s59-60 ), chap. 2-9, chap. 10 (s 230-235; 238-245,
generelle trekk), chap 11-13, chap. 16, chap. 17 (s. 371-390), chap. 25 (s. 360-363), chap. 27-28 (som referanse
litteratur til lab), chap 47 (s. 1021-1027).
Supplementary literature:
-Bruce Alberts et al.: Essential Cell Biology 2nd ed. New York: Garland Science, 2003; ISBN 0-8153-3481-1
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BI105F Zoophysiology
ECTS Credits: 10
Level of course: Introductory Level
Type of course: Compulsory:
Bachelor in Biology
Joint Bachelor Degree in Animal Science
Elective:
Biology and Chemistry (One-Year Programme)
Duration: One semester
Study start: Spring 2015
Study place: Bodø
Faculty responsible: Faculty of Biosciences and Aquaculture
Language of instruction: English
Course responsible person: Grete Lysfjord
E-mail address: [email protected]
Costs: No tuition fees except semester registration fee and course literature.
Course evaluation: Mid-term oral evaluation with written report, electronic evaluation at the end of the semester.
Course contents:
The course cover the following main topics:
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Respiration and circulation,
metabolism and temperature regulation
osmotic regulation and excretion,
locomotion
integration and control in invertebrates and vertebrates.
Learning outcomes:
On succesful completion of the course:
Knowledge
The student should:
• have gained basic knowledge of different animal groups’ structure and function
• describe the structure of the central organs of the body, and explain how they function
• understand key physiological terminology
Skills
The student should:
• be able to explain how different animals are adapted to function optimally in their environment
• be able to interpret and present simple physiological results, and write a report after completing a laboratory
task
• be able to use central physiological terminology
General Competence
The student should:
• be trained in giving oral and written presentations
• be able to locate, assess and refer to relevant literature and present this so that it highlights a problem
Especially recommended elective courses:
N/A
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Offered as a free-standing course:
Priority for students having this course as an obligatoy part of their study program. Other students can join the
class if there is free capacity.
Prerequisites:
N/A
Recommended previous knowledge:
N/A
Mode of delivery:
Face-to-face
Learning activities and teaching methods:
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Lectures and seminars; totaly 58 hours
3 laboratory practices of 3 hours, totaly 9 hours.
Assessment methods and criteria:
Written exam (5 hours) counts 100 % of final grade (letter A-E).
Portfolio(Passed/not passed). The portfolio consists of a selection of four (chosen by the individual student) out of
the five following parts:
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3 laboratory reports for own laboratory practice
2 multiple choice tests
Both parts of the exam must be passed before the course is approved.
Work placement:
N/A
Recommended or required reading:
Richard W. Hill, Michigan State University; Gordon A. Wyse, University Massachusett, Amherst; Margaret
Anderson, Smith College. Animal Physiology (2012, 3rd Edition, Number of Pages 799, Illustrations 671)
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BI217F Microbiology (Microbiology I)
ECTS Credits: 10
Level of course: Intermediate Level
Type of course: Compulsory:
Joint Bachelor Degree in Animal Science
BSc in Biology
Duration: One semester
Study start: Autumn 2013
Year of study: 2nd year
Study place: Bodø
Faculty responsible: Faculty of Biosciences and Aquaculture
Language of instruction: English
Course responsible person: Ioannis Vatsos
E-mail address: [email protected]
Costs: No tuition fees. Semester registration fee and syllabus literature.
Course evaluation: The study programme is evaluated annually by students by way of course evaluation studies
(mid-term evaluation and final evaluation). These evaluations are included in the university’s quality assurance
system.
Course contents:
The course covers the following main topics:
Introduction to microbiology, main groups of microorganisms, methods in microbiology, metabolic diversity and
microbial growth, industrial microbiology, extremophiles, biogeochemical cycles, microbial diseases, diagnostic
microbiology, immunology, principles of molecular microbiology, microbial diseases and water and wastewater
treatment.
The laboratory course gives general training in working with microorganisms, sterile technique, microbial nutrition
and enrichment with examples from both soil and water.
Learning outcomes:
On successful completion of the course:
Knowledge
The student should:
• have an overview of the historical development of the subject microbiology as a function of the technological
developments and the increased knowledge in cell biology
• be able to account for the metabolic and structural diversity of eukaryotic and prokaryotic micro-organisms and
the ecological and applied significance this has
• know the structure and mechanisms for virus propagation in bacteria and higher organisms
• be able to explain the importance of microorganisms in various social areas such as medicine, agriculture,
biotechnology, soil and water pollution
• have basic knowledge of current methods for the identification of bacteria and viruses
Skills
The student should be able to:
• carry out routine work in a microbiological laboratory within safe limits
• microscope bacteria from both pure cultures and environmental samples using oil immersion and colouring
techniques
• carry out enrichment and detection of bacteria based on ecological and biochemical criteria
General competence
Students should be able to understand microorganisms such as:
• infectious agents
• future industrial elements and tools
Especially recommended elective courses:
N/A
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Offered as a free-standing course:
Priority for students who have this courset as a compulsory part of their programme. The number of other
students depends on space at the laboratory.
Prerequisites:
None
Recommended previous knowledge:
The course is taught based on previous knowledge in chemistry and biochemistry equal to KJ100F Fundamentals
of chemistry and BI124F Cell biology and Biochemistry.
Mode of delivery:
Face-to-face teaching.
Learning activities and teaching methods:
 Lectures and laboratory exercises with reports.
Assessment methods and criteria:
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5-hour written examination with regular Norwegian grading system (A-F) counts 100% of the final grade.
Portfolio assessment; 4 obligatory laboratory exercises and reports and one Multiple Choice test will be
assessed. The portfolio counts 0% of the finale grade, but must be passed.
Work placement:
N/A
Recommended or required reading:
Madigan, M.T, J. M. Martinko, D.A.Stahl & D.P. Clark. 2012. 13ed. "Brock Biology of Microorganisms" - about
630 pages from the book according to detailed lists. Parts of Cappucino J.G.N. Sherman. 2011. MICROBIOLOGY
A LABORATORY MANUAL are used together with a compendium for the laboratory course.
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BI210F Molecular Cell Biology (Cell Biology II)
ECTS Credits: 10
Level of course: Intermediate Level
Duration: One semester
Study start: Autumn 2013
Year of study: Second year
Study place: Bodø
Faculty responsible: Faculty of Biosciences and Aquaculture
Language of instruction: English
Course responsible person: Monica Fengsrud Brinchmann
E-mail address: [email protected]
Costs: No costs except semester registration fee and syllabus literature .
Course evaluation: Mid-term oral evaluation with written report, electronic evaluation at the end of the semester.
Course contents:
The course addresses eukaryotic cell biology topics from a molecular biology view point. Key issues are
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Storage and expression of genetic information
Structure and function of cellular membrane systems
Cell-cell interactions and extra cellular matrix
Cytoskeleton and cellular movement
Cell cycle
Cell signalling
Development
The lab course addresses basic PCR and proteomics methods.
Learning outcomes:
Knowledge
The candidate will:
• Have broad knowledge of the structure and function of cells on a molecular and organelle level
• Have knowledge of basic research fields in cell biology, selected tools and methods to study cells
Skills
The candidate will:
• Be able to apply molecular cell biology knowledge in analysis and understanding of biological problems
• Be able to conduct molecular cell biology experiment, understand the biology behind observations and be able
to write reports
• Use central molecular cell biology terms
General competence
The candidate will:
• be able to find, evaluate and refer to relevant literature
• Be able to use their own words orally as well as in writing to discuss a cell biological problem
Offered as a free-standing course:
Priority for students having this course as an obligatory part of their study program. Other students can follow the
class if there is free capacity.
Prerequisites:
None.
Recommended previous knowledge:
BI124F Cell Biology and Biochemistry or equivalent.
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Learning activities and teaching methods:
 Lectures: 28 hours
 Seminars: 10 hours
 Lab exercises: 2 exercises x 6 hours
Assessment methods and criteria:
 Written exam, 4 hours. Counts 100% of the finale grade- Letter A-F.
 Lab exercises. Counts 0% of the finale grade. Pass/not pass
Recommended or required reading:
Julian Lewis, Martin Raff, Keith Roberts, Alexander Johnson, Peter Walter, Bruce Alberts (Nov 2007) : Molecular
Biology of the Cell. Fifth Edition.
ISBN: 9780815341062
ISBN-10: 0815341067
Publisher: Garland Science
Chapters 1, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 12, 13, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 24, 25.
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Bi 130f Histology and Embryology
ECTS Credits: 10
Level of course: Introductory Level
Type of course:
Compulsory:Joint Bachelor Degree in Animal Science
Elective:BSc in Biology
Duration: One semester
Study start: Autumn 2013
Year of study: 2nd year
Study place: Bodø
Faculty responsible: Faculty of Biosciences and Aquaculture
Language of instruction: English
Course responsible person: Ioannis Vatsos
E-mail address: [email protected]
Costs: No costs except semester registration fee and syllabus literature.
Course evaluation: Mid-term oral evaluation with written report, electronic evaluation at the end of the semester.
Course contents:
The course covers the following main topics:
Cytology and general histology.
Cell structure: nucleus, mitochondria, cytosomes, endoplasmic reticulum, ribosomes, Golgi's complex, centrioles
and the cell membranes.
General histology deals with the general aspects of the body tissue study: epithelial, connective, fibrous
(collagen), elastic, reticular, mezenchyme, adipose, bone, muscle and nerve tissue (cell, dendrites, the axone,
myelinised axones, synapses, supportive nerve tissue). Blood and lymph.
Special histology deals with microscopic anatomy of the individual body systems, parallel with slide viewing during
practicals.
Embryology: spermiogenesis, oogenesis, fertilisation, blastogenesis, implantation, placenta and organogenesis.
Learning outcomes:
On successful completion of the course:
Knowledge
The student should:
• understand the different methods used for tissue preparation and examination
• understand and describe the structure of normal animal tissues and organ systems
• understand the key events in normal embryological development
Skills
The student should be able to:
• handle the histological glass slides and examine them using the light microscope
• identify and describe the structural characteristics of the basic tissue types
• identify, differentiate and describe the basic histological structure of the organ systems
• identify different blood cells in blood smears
General competence
The student should be able to:
• learn to comprehend histology texts
• get an understanding of correlation between structure and function
• develop skills for the visual identification of structures
• develop the capacity of abstraction for recognizing structures
Especially recommended elective courses:
N/A
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Offered as a free-standing course:
Priority is given to students who need this course as an obligatoy part of their study programme. Other students
can join the class if there is available capacity.
Prerequisites:
None
Recommended previous knowledge:
N/A
Mode of delivery:
Face-to-face.
Learning activities and teaching methods:
• Lectures and seminars; totally 32 hours
• Laboratory practise and microscopy studies, totally 32 hours
Assessment methods and criteria:
Written school exam (4 hours), counts for 60% of the final grade. Letter grades A-F.
Portfolio: Laboratory reports, counts for 40% of the final grade. Letter grades A-F.
Work placement:
N/A
Recommended or required reading:
Eurell J. N., Frappier B. L. &: Dellman's textbook of Veterinary Histology. Blackwell Publishing, Oxford, UK, Sixth
edition, 2006
Samuelson D. A.: Textbook of veterinary histology. Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier Inc. 2007
McGeady T. A., Quinn P. J., FitzPatrick E. S. Veterinary Embryology. Blackwell Publishing, Oxford, UK, 2006
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Subjects at UVMP:
Microbiology II
Credits : 4
University of Veterinary Medicine in Košice
Course coordinator: Prof.Juraj Pistl, DVM.,PhD.
Teaching language : English
Admission to unit : All students. Obligatory part of study programme.
Lectures will be given for all students together and practical lessons will be done for small
groups
Brief characterization of the subject:
In the special part students obtain knowledge about beneficial and harmful microorganisms
within special bacteriology and special virology. This includes systematic classification of the
respective species; definition (saprophytes, mutualists, potential pathogens and true
pathogens), morphological and physiological properties, cultivation requirements and
biochemical and antigenic properties. An important part of the subject is the study of
pathogenicity factors on the molecular level. Classification and characterisation of important
viral pathogens.
Immunology. The animal body excludes invaders that may cause disease or reduce its ability
to survive. The protection of the body comes from a complex system of overlapping and
interlinked defense mechanisms that together can destroy or control almost all invaders
(physical barriers, innate immunity, and specific immunity). Parasitology.
Teaching hours: 13 x 2 hr – lectures
13 x 2 hr – practical lessons
Final examination: practical and oral
Literature:
Prescott L.M., Harley J.P., Klein D.A.: Microbiology I. – III.. WCB Publish., Edit. K. Kane,
WCB Communications Inc., 1993.
Prescott L.M., Harley J.P.: Laboratory Exercises in Microbiology. WCB Publish., Edit. K.
Kane, WCB Communications Inc., 1993.
Topley W.W.C., Wilson G.S.” Principles of Bacteriology, Virology and Immunity I.–V, Edit.
By M.T. Parker and B.I. Duerden, B.C. Decker Inc., 1995.
Murphy F.A. et al.: Veterinary Virology. Third edition. Academic Press, 1999.
Quinn P.J. et al.: Veterinary Microbiology and Microbial diseases. Blackwell, 2002. ISBN 0632-05525-1.
Tortora G. J., Funke B.R., Case CH.L.: Microbiology. An introduction. Pearson, Benjamin
Cummings, 2005, ISBN 0-8053-7753-0.
Tizard I.R.: Veterinary immunology Seventh edition. Elsevier, 2004, ISBN 0-7216-0136-7.
Holoda E., Pistl J., Pilipčinec E.: Microbiology - General Microbiology, Study outlines, Dep.
Microbiol. and Immunol., 2007.
Holoda E., Pistl J., Pilipčinec E.: Microbiology – Bacterial Genetics, Study outlines, Dep.
Microbiol. and Immunol., 2008.
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Pistl J., Holoda E., Pilipčinec E.: Microbiology – Special bacteriology, G-negative bacteria,
Study outlines, Dep. Microbiol. and Immunol., 2007.
Pistl J., Holoda E., Pilipčinec E.: Microbiology – Special bacteriology, G-positive bacteria,
Study outlines, Dep. Microbiol. and Immunol., 2007.
Pistl J., Pilipčinec E, Holoda E.: Microbiology – Virology, Study outlines, Dep. Microbiol.
and Immunol., 2009.
Holoda E., Pistl J., Pilipčinec E.: Microbiology – General Microbiology and Genetics of
Microorganisms. Practical exercises, UVM Košice, 2006.
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Biochemistry
Credits : 4
University of Veterinary Medicine in Košice
Course coordinator: Zuzana Kostecká,DVM.,PhD.
Teaching language : English
Admission to unit : All students. Obligatory part of study programme.
Lectures will be given for all students together and practical lessons will be done for small
groups.
Description of the course: The students shall get knowledge of the structure of the
enzymology,Enzyme kinetics, Inhibitors,
Coenzymes, Metabolic regulation, Energy metabolism,Carbohydrate, lipid and steroid
metabolism,
Intermediary metabolism of carbohydrates and lipids. Protein degradation,proteolysis,
proteolytic enzymes, proteasome.
Nucleotide metabolism,structure and function of cell organelles.Nucleic acids, biosynthesis of
nucleic acids,protein synthesis.
Modification and synthesis of native proteins
Teaching hours: 13 x 3 hr – lectures
13 x 2 hr – practical lessons
Examination: Presentation of the student´s seminary works,
Final examination : written test and oral
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Physiology II
Credits : 4
University of Veterinary Medicine in Košice
Course coordinator:
Teaching language : English
Admission to unit : All students. Obligatory part of study programme.
Lectures will be given for all students together and practical lessons will be done for small
groups.
Course objectives.
Teaching hours:
Characteristics of the subject:
Exam:
Final exam:
Literature
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Latin terminology
Credits: 3
University of Veterinary Medicine in Košice
Department of Language
Course coordinator : Valéria Bartková,PhDr.
Teaching language: English
Admission to unit: All students. Lectures will be given for all students together.
Course objectives: The students shall get knowledge of the basic minimum of Latin
grammar and basic veterinary terminology.
Teaching hours: 13 x 2 hours
Scheme of the lessons: Structure of multi-word terms,1st – 3rd Latin and Greek declination,
Comparison of adjectives,
Latin and Greek suffixes, Compound words ,Diagnosis
Literature: Valéria Bartková, Katarína Kamenská; Latin for Students of the UVM, 2002
Exam: Written test
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Veterinary ethics
Credits : 3
University of Veterinary Medicine in Košice
Course coordinator: Assoc.Prof. Jana Kottferová,DVM., PhD.
Teaching language : English
Admission to unit : All students. Obligatory part of study programme.
Lectures will be given for all students together and practical lessons will be done for small
groups.
Course objectives: The students will study the EU legislation (horizontal and vertical) and
EU law (primary and secondary) .Protection of animals used for experimental and other
scientific purposes. Role of veterinarians in society, veterinary inspection, code of good
veterinary practice. Ethics in academic veterinary practice.
Teaching hours: 13 x 2 hr – practical lessons
Examination: written tests and oral
Literature: Rollin,B.E. Veterinary Medicial Ethics, Blackwell Publ.,2006
Tannenbaum,J. Veterinary Ethics, 2008
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Animal husbandry
Credits : 4
University of Veterinary Medicine in Košice
Course coordinator: Ján Buleca, DVM., Ing.
Teaching language : English
Admission to unit : All students. Obligatory part of study programme.
Lectures will be given for all students together and practical lessons will be done for small
groups.
Course objectives: The students shall get knowledge of the importance of Animal
Husbandry, domestication , production trends of various species of domestic animals,
constitution, exterior and interior of farm animals , selection and animal improvement ,
breeding and reproduction.
Teaching hours: 13 x 2 hr – lectures
13 x 2 hr – practical lessons
Examination: practical and oral
Literature
Ďuran, A.: Animal Breeding Practical Book, UVM Košice, 2001, 222 s., ISBN 80-88985-46-3
Ďuran, A.: Animal Husbandry, UVM Košice, 2003, 196 s., ISBN 80-88985-89-7
Zoldág, L., Gáspárdy, A., Maróti-Agóts, A., Buleca, J., Seregi, J., Matiuti, M.: Veterinary
Genetics and Animal Breeding, Sz. István University, Budapest, 2008, 434 s., ISBN 978-96388110-0-4
Sheldon, C. C., Sonsthagen, T., Topel, J. A.: Animal Restraint for Veterinary Professionals,
Mosby, 2006, 230 s., ISBN-13: 978-0-323-03465-4
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Veterinary Anatomy and Histology
Credits : 5
University of Veterinary Medicine in Košice
Course coordinator: Slávka Flešárová, DVM., PhD.
Teaching language : English
Admission to unit : All students. Obligatory part of study programme.
Lectures will be given for all students together and practical lessons will be done for small
groups.
Course objectives: The students shall get knowledge of the structure of the bodies of
animals. The description of the external body form and regions is based on observation of the
whole animal. The internal organs are exposed for study by dissection.
Veterinary anatomy lays the groundwork for pre-clinical and clinical studies of veterinary
medicine.
Teaching hours: 13 x 2 hr – lectures
13 x 3 hr – practical lessons
. Conditions to be fulfilled to obtain credit for the semester:
I. Attendance of the practical classes. One absent is tolerable.
II. Passing the tests from:
1. 1st – 6th week: 7th week – written and oral test
2. 7th –12th week: 13th week – written and oral test
Final examination: practical and oral
Reccommended literature
H.E.König, H.G. Liebich: Veterinary Anatomy of Domestic animals, 3rd Edition, Schattauer
Germany, 2007
O. Schaller: Illustrated Veterinary Anatomical Nomenclature, F. Enke Verlag Stuttgart, 1992
Vrzgulová M.: Angiology, M&M vydavateľstvo Prešov, 1998
Rajtová V., Vrzgulová M.: Splanchnology of domestic mammals, M&M vydavateľstvo
Prešov, 1999
Rajtová V., Vrzgulová M.: The locomotor system of domestic mammals. Part II. Publishing
house Vienala, Košice, 2000
Rajtová V.: The nervous system of domestic mammals. (Including the sense organs and
endocrine glands). UVM Košice, 2001
Vrzgulová M., Tesfaye A.: Anatomy of domesticated birds. UVM Košice, 2002
Vrzgulová M., Rajtová V.: Osteology and Arthrology. UVM Košice, 2002
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Veterinary clinical sciences
Credits : 4 + 3 ( 2 semesters)
University of Veterinary Medicine in Košice
Course coordinator: Prof. Jozef Bíreš,DVM., DrSc.
Teaching language : English
Admission to unit : All students. Obligatory part of study programme.
Lectures will be given for all students together and practical lessons will be done for small
groups.
Course objectives:.
Clinical veterinary curriculum consists of the following parts: internal veterinary medicine,
basics of surgery, obstetrics in large and small animals
2 semesters
Teaching hours: 13 x 1 hr – lectures
13 x 2 hr – practical lessons
Examination : practical and oral
Literature: advice by teacher according to the relevant subject
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Animal nutrition
Credits : 4
University of Veterinary Medicine in Košice
Course coordinator: Assoc.Prof. Mária Demeterová, PhD.
Teaching language : English
Admission to unit : All students. Obligatory part of study programme.
Lectures will be given for all students together and practical lessons will be done for small
groups.
Course objectives: The students shall get knowledge of the functions of nutrients for
animals, digestive and metabolic processes of food and nutrients from nutritional point of
view, . It stresses the factors influencing feedstuff digestibility and nutrients utilization for
maintenance, growth production and reproduction.
Teaching hours: 13 x 2 hr – lectures
13 x 2 hr – practical lessons
Characteristics of the subject: This subject explains the sources, functions of nutrients for
animals, digestive and metabolic processes of food and nutrients from nutritional point of
view, it stresses the factors influencing feedstuff digestibility and nutrients utilization for
maintenance, growth production and reproduction. It explains nutrient requirements and ways
of their saturation for animals, it evaluates respective systems of feeding of animals. Its
existence within curriculum is essential for understanding of the effect of nutrition, as one of
external factors, upon health, production and reproduction of animals.
Exam: written test for credit + protocol
Final exam: oral
Literature
Donald Mc P., Edwards,R.A., Greenhalgh,J.E.D.: Animal Nutrition
Pond. W.G., Church, D.C., Pond, K.R.: Basic Animal Nutrition and Feeding
Ensminger,M.E., Olentine,J.E., Heineman,W.W.: Feeds and Nutrition
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Animal Hygiene, welfare and behavior of animals
Credits : 5
University of Veterinary Medicine in Košice
Course coordinator: Prof. Ing. Oľga Ondrašovičová,PhD.
Teaching language : English
Admission to unit : All students. Obligatory part of study programme.
Lectures will be given for all students together and practical lessons will be done for small
groups.
Course objectives: The students shall study the ways and systems of animal housing and to
evaluate the situation and suggest corrective actions related to handling, and sanitary and
management procedures on the farms. The animal production has to pay increased attention
to animal health and welfare, behaviour and protection of the environment.
Teaching hours: 13 x 2 hr – lectures
13 x 2 hr – practical lessons
Characterization of the subject:
Animal hygiene is a branch of interdisciplinary sciences joining elements of animal
science and veterinary science. This aspect is especially important in teaching students of
veterinary medicine to deal with environmental and clinical problems. Animal hygiene is an
important part of veterinary curriculum. The students learn to evaluate the situation and
suggest corrective actions related to handling, and sanitary and management procedures on
the farms. The knowledge of animal hygiene helps them to understand the basic principles of
adaptation and stress during housing. They also study the effect of animal housing systems
and technology lines used (feeding, drinking, removal of excrements) on maintenance,
reproductive and productive processes of the animals.
Field practice: visiting different farms and prepoaration of Animal welfare and behaviour
protocols
Condition for credit :
* 100 % participation in practical lessons
* completing protocols from 5 practical lessons
* passing written credit test
Examination: practical and oral
Literature:
M.Ondrašovič, O. Ondrašovičová, M. Vargová, J. Sokol: Animal Hygiene. Magnus Košice,
1994.
Webster,J.: Animal Welfare.Blackwell Science. Oxford, 1997.
Fraser,A.F., Broom,D.M.:Farm animal behaviour and welfare. Bailliere Tindall,1990.
Fraser, D. 2008 : Understanding Animal Welfare, Willey-Blackwell, 2008
Rushen,J. et all.: The welfare of Cattle, Springler Publishing, 2008
Grandin, T.: Improving Animal Welfare: A practical Approach, Colorado, 2009
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Introduction to veterinary epizootology
Credits : 5
University of Veterinary Medicine in Košice
Course coordinator: Prof. Jana Mojžišová, DVM., PhD.
Teaching language : English
Admission to unit : All students. Obligatory part of study programme.
Lectures will be given for all students together and practical lessons will be done for small
groups.
Course objectives:.
Study the origin, distribution, frequency, development, determinants and extinction of animal
health and disease at population level and based on their analyses define and apply methods
for creation, promotion, protection and restoration of population health. The subject is
focused on the application of epidemiology in medical decision-making at the individual and
herd levels, examination the epidemiology of disease in population and outbreak
investigations General characteristics of the epizootic and infectious process, epizootological
importance of animal populations, etiological agents, sources and ways of transmission of
etiological agents, influencing factors , diseases common to man and animals and
consequences of animal population health and diseases are studied. A student will be able to
investigate, analyze, monitor and survey epizootological situation, elaborate strategy and
identify mesures for animal population health recovery, investigate outbreaks and apply
effective measures, elaborate and organize animal health programmes and evaluate their
results.
Teaching hours: 13 x 2 hr – lectures
13 x 2 hr – practical lessons
Assessment methods : written test
Final examination : practical and oral
Recommended literature:
1. Ronald, D. Smith: Veterinary clinical epidemiology. The third edition. CRC Press
Taylor & Francis Group, 2006.
2. Kouba, V. General epizootiology, UVL in Košice, 1994.
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Introduction to pharmacology
Credits : 4
University of Veterinary Medicine in Košice
Course coordinator: Lucia Sabová,DVM., PhD.
Teaching language : English
Admission to unit : All students. Obligatory part of study programme.
Lectures will be given for all students together and practical lessons will be done for small
groups.
Course objectives:. The students shall study the basic pharmacological terms, division of
pharmacology, origin of drugs, desired and undesired drug effects, interaction, dosing and
application.
Teaching hours: 13 x 1 hr – lectures
13 x 2 hr – practical lessons
Examination : written test
Literature
Šutiak V., Berecký I., Lopuchovský J.: Guide-book of Prescriptions and Practical
Pharmacological Exercises, UVM Košice, 2002, 1 – 270.
Adams H.R.: Veterinary Pharmacology and Therapeutics, 8th Edition, Iowa State Press - A
Blackwell Publishing Company, 2001, 1174 pp.
Brenner G.M., Craig W.S.: Pharmacology, 2nd Edition, Saunders, 2006, 510 pp.
Wanamaker B. P., Massey K. L.: Applied Pharmacology for the Veterinary Technician, 3rd
Edition, Saunders, 2004, 436 pp.
The Merck Veterinary Manual: http://www.merckvetmanual.com
Plumb D.C.: Plumb’s Veterinary Drug Handbook, 6th Edition, Blackwell Publishing, 2008,
1463 pp.
Šutiak V.: The Concise Catalogue of Selected Pharmaceuticals. UVM Košice, 1997, 27 pp.
Sovík L. et al.: Vademecum veterinárnych liekov a prípravkov v Slovenskej republike
ÚŠKVBL Nitra, 2008, 973 pp.
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Preventive veterinary medicine, sanitation and public health
Credits : 4
University of Veterinary Medicine in Košice
Course coordinator: Prof.Jana Mojžišová,DVM.,PhD., Prof. Ing. Olga
Ondrašovičová,PhD.
Teaching language : English
Admission to unit : All students. Obligatory part of study programme.
Lectures will be given for all students together and practical lessons will be done for small
groups.
Course objectives:.
Study is aimed at controlling, protection and restoration of animal health linked to welfare,
production and public health, at measures taken to prevent the development of a disease,
early disease detection, thereby increasing opportunities for interventions to prevent
progression of the diseases and emergence of symptoms, reduction the negative impact of an
already established disease by restoring function and reducing disease-related complication.
Preventive veterinary medicine and hygiene on.-farm strategies based on HACCP system,
disinfection of buildings and equipments with safe disinfectants, rat and insect kontrol will
lead to improved food safety and public health.
Teaching hours: 13 x 1 hr – lectures
13 x 2 hr – practical lessons
Examination: oral
Literature : Elsevier: Preventive veterinary medicine, 2009
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Food safety
Credits : 5
University of Veterinary Medicine in Košice
Course coordinator: Prof. Jozef Nagy, DVM., PhD.
Teaching language : English
Admission to unit : All students. Obligatory part of study programme.
Lectures will be given for all students together and practical lessons will be done for small
groups.
Course objectives:. The subject focuses, according to the European trend, on the sector of
food safety and quality of food . The subject deals with the requirement on the quality of the
environment, sanitation, evaluation and HACCP.
Teaching hours: 13 x 1 hr – lectures
13 x 2 hr – practical lessons
Examination : oral
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Fish breeding
Credits : 5
University of Veterinary Medicine in Košice
Course coordinator: .
Teaching language : English
Admission to unit : All students. Obligatory part of study programme.
Lectures will be given for all students together and practical lessons will be done for small
groups.
Course objectives:.
Teaching hours:
Examination :
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Veterinary anatomy and histology
Credits : 5
University of Veterinary Medicine in Košice
Course coordinator: .
Teaching language : English
Admission to unit : All students.
Lectures will be given for all students together and practical lessons will be done for small
groups.
Course objectives:.
Teaching hours:
Examination :
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Biomedical statistics and informatics
Credits : 3
University of Veterinary Medicine in Košice
Course coordinator: .
Teaching language : English
Admission to unit : All students.
Lectures will be given for all students together and practical lessons will be done for small
groups.
Course objectives:.
Teaching hours:
Examination :
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Basics of laboratory diagnostics
Credits : 3
University of Veterinary Medicine in Košice
Course coordinator: .
Teaching language : English
Admission to unit : All students.
Lectures will be given for all students together and practical lessons will be done for small
groups.
Course objectives:.
Teaching hours:
Examination :
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Bachelor work
Credits : 5
Course objective(s): To train the students in the use of theoretical knowledge gained
throughout the program as well as practical experience in carrying out a research project.
Level of unit: Intermediate Level
Course contents: Individual supervised project. Students are choosing their own theme, solve
and write a report or present it oral in a seminar.
The chosen topic and definition of the problem must be approved by the supervisor or unit
coordinator.
Assessment methods
 Problem definition and plan for the thesis must be submitted within a given date and be
approved by the supervisor. (Passed/not passed)
 Oral presentation of the work as it is in progress ( (Passed/not passed)
 One oponent is appointed to review the bachelor work and to evaluate it by a grade.
 The bachelor work is defended in front of a Commission, letter grade (A-F)
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State exam
Credits : 5
University of Veterinary Medicine in Košice
Course coordinator: .
Teaching language : English
Admission to unit : All students.
Course objectives:.
Teaching hours:
Examination :
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