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Field of studies: Agriculture (6)
Study programme:

Agribusiness Technologies

Institution title: Vilnius College
Summary of the programme profile:
Objective(s) of a study programme:
To prepare highly qualified professional bachelors of agriculture for agricultural production and infrastructure companies, who are able to select plant and animal production technologies for various farming systems applying rational use of resources, who have the knowledge in economics and management, are able to manage agricultural technologies, develop and build a competitive, sustainable agribusiness, and who are ready for personal and professional development.
Learning outcomes:
Graduates will be able to:
1. Explain biological characteristics of the plant, development regularities, plant growing conditions, the importance of maintaining soil fertility, plant nutrition processes.
2. Describe biological and economic characteristics of different farm animal species, as well as genetics, breeding, housing, hygiene, welfare and farm animal nutrition technology.
3. Apply precision farming technologies in plant cultivation and use GIS systems and databases.
4. Explain the production, treatment, storage and processing of food raw materials.
5. Apply the theoretical knowledge and models of the social sciences in professional activities.
6. Apply the knowledge of the common agricultural policy and its objectives in the field of agriculture and rural development challenges oriented to the European Union (EU) strategy.
7. Analyze, evaluate economic data and apply the results of the data analysis for decision making and action planning.
8. Analyze plant and animal production quality testing and quality control results.
9. Select innovative plant and animal production technologies for different farming systems; conserve existing natural resources and biodiversity.
10. Evaluate crop yield formation principles and patterns.
11. Manage plant and animal production storage, the initial processing and preparation for sale and choose suitable raw material and modern equipment when implementing food technologies.
12. Evaluate processes and results of economic activity of agribusiness, select marketing strategies and models for agricultural products.
13. Use farm management software to acquire data, store it, process, analyze and use in farm business planning.
14. Plan, organize and control the activities of agricultural entities, main agricultural production processes, foresee and select financing sources, types of credit, investment (innovation) agricultural or rural development projects.
15. Communicate and collaborate in different communication situations, present argumentative ideas during consultations.
16. Formulate the issue, set a goal and make rational decisions.
17. Use the scientific literature, guidelines and legislation, analyze and apply them in practice.
18. Work independently and in a team, solve problems, make decisions and submit proposals on agricultural business management.
Activities of teaching and learning:
Lectures, practical classes, laboratory work, instructional literature analysis, task solving, preparation and presentation of the literature review, course projects, self-study assignments, professional practice, final thesis project.
Methods of assessment of learning achievements:
Cumulative assessment is applied. Certain learning outcomes foreseen by the curriculum are assessed by components of the cumulative assessment. Each subject or module is completed with the final examination or the evaluation of the student's individual work (project). The final grade consists of the cumulative assessment components, which are indicated in the curriculum of the study subject (e.g. intermediate settlements, self-study assignments, examination). The percentage of the final grade is indicated in the curriculum of the study subject.
Framework:
Study subjects (modules), practical training:
General college-level study subjects (18 credits): Professional Foreign Language; Basics of Communication; Applied Mathematics and Informatics.
Study field subjects (110 credits): Soil Science; Agricultural Chemistry and Analysis; Plant Pathology and Protection; Plant Breeding and Seed Production; Plant Nutrition; Horticulture; Genetics and Breeding of Farm Animals; Anatomy and Physiology of Farm Animals; Housing and Hygiene of Farm Animals; Farm Animal Nutrition and Fodder Accountancy; Agricultural Machinery; Agricultural Product Quality, Storage and Processing Simulations; Basics of Economics; Marketing and Market Research; Agricultural Business Management; Horticulture and Animal Husbandry Production Economy; Agricultural Policy and Agricultural Law; Accounting and Taxes; Agricultural Market and Trade in Agricultural Products; Research Methodology and Applied Statistics; Meat Product Technology / Bread Baking Technology; Biotechnology in Horticulture and Animal Husbandry.
Practices (32 credits): Farm Management Software; Agrochemical; Agrochemistry and Field Practice; Professional; Final.
Specialisations:
-
Optional courses:
Organic Farming; Biodynamic Farming; Horse Breeding and Rearing Foals; Beekeeping; Gardening; Renewable Resources and Energy Crops.
Distinctive features of a study programme:
Students are encouraged to improve professional skills in practice, and get the possibility to develop special skills by choosing
alternatives.
Access to professional activity or further studies:
Access to professional activity:
You will be able to work in international agricultural business structures, agriculture-related state and non-governmental organisations, agricultural raw material processing companies, agricultural businesses, agricultural advisory institutions, or start a personal business.


Access to professional activity or further studies:
Access to professional activity:
You will be able to work in international agricultural business structures, agriculture-related state and non-governmental organisations, agricultural raw material processing companies, agricultural businesses, agricultural advisory institutions, or start a personal business.
Access to further studies:
Access to the second cycle studies upon meeting requirements set by the accepting higher education institution.

Duration in credits, form and duration: 180
Full-time - 3 (metais), Part-time - 4 (metais)
Field of education: Agriculture
Sub-sector of education: Crop and livestock production
Study programme national code: 6531IX004
Study programme:

Agricultural Technologies and Management

Institution title: Aleksandras Stulginskis University
Duration in credits, form and duration: 240
Full-time - 4 (metais), Part-time - 6 (metais)
Field of education: Agriculture
Sub-sector of education: Agriculture, forestry, fishers and veterinary (broad programs)
Study programme national code: 6121IX006
Study programme:

Agronomy

Institution title: Aleksandras Stulginskis University
Summary of the programme profile:
General Description:
Objective(s) of a study programme:
The main aim of the study programme is to prepare highly qualified agronomy graduates from Master’s studies capable of systematizing and creatively applying the latest research-based agrobiology, agronomy and information technology knowledge to solve scientific and industrial problems of agriculture, to ensure innovation, agricultural production and environmental coherence, and to work as a scientific researcher, consultant, carry out managerial work and self-improve in the field of agriculture.
The first sub-aim is to prepare specialists who are capable of making agricultural production decisions that ensure the sustainability of agrosystems, based on scientific advice, legislative acts and normative documents as well as providing consultations.
The second sub-aim of “Crop Science” specialization is to prepare specialists who are capable of evaluating and creatively solving scientific and crop production problems, introducing innovations and managing the processes taking place at various levels of agrosystems.
The second sub-aim of “Crop Science Protection and Nutrition” specialization is to prepare specialists capable of evaluating and managing the spread of plants pests and diseases and plant nutritional processes, creatively solving scientific and production-related problems of agricultural plant protection and nutrition, introducing innovations, ensuring agrosystem sustainability.
The second sub-aim of “Horticulture” specialization is to prepare specialists who are able to assess and solve scientific and production-related problems in the field of horticulture, manage the productivity and quality of horticultural plants and introduce innovative, environmentally friendly technologies.
Learning outcomes:
A graduate of the programme will be able:
1. to formulate scientific problems in the field of agronomy, to offer solutions, to plan and execute scientific research, to analyze and evaluate the results;
2. to integrate the knowledge of agronomy and other fields when carrying out consultation work, coordinating the projects of agricultural development specialists and launching agroinnovations;
3. to identify the problems of plant productivity development, to offer innovative environmentally friendly solutions for agrosystems of different intensities;
4. to analyze and evaluate the problems of scientific research and / or applied research in the field of crop production, to provide possible solutions and plan the possible impact on environment;
5. to predict the productivity of field plants and production quality by integrating the knowledge of agrobiology and other fields; to improve crop cultivation technologies, ensuring the production of high-quality and safe products and sustainable environment;
6. to analyze and evaluate the problems of scientific and / or applied research in the field of plant protection and nutrition, identify possible solutions and the impact on environment;
7. to identify and address the problem of the spread of plants pests and diseases and the problems of outdoor plant nutrition, taking into account the specific situation and the agricultural policy and laws of the European Union, to improve plant protection and fertilization technologies;
8. to analyze and evaluate the problems of research and / or applied research in the field of horticulture, and to identify possible solutions and the impact on environment;
9. to adopt and apply innovative solutions to improve the horticultural technologies that ensure the production of high-quality and safe products.
Activities of teaching and learning:
Teaching (lectures, laboratory works, practicums), learning (team work, individual work, preparation for laboratory works/practicums, exam), various innovative teaching/learning methods and interactive study means, visual material used during lectures: information delivery, presentations (which are e-mailed to students after the lectures), case study (problem-based study method), brainstorming, expert method, discussion, reflection etc.; visual material used during laboratory works/practicums: brainstorming, group work, individual and team assignments, discussions, self-reflection methods and other methods in accordance with the specific characteristics of each study subject. Student-centred individual work based on assignments and teamwork, paying special attention to problem solving and critical thinking.
Methods of assessment of learning achievements:
Answering orally and in writing, individual and team presentations etc.
Students are evaluated during the semester and exam session. The method of cumulative assessment is applied: learning achievements are assessed by mid-term assignments. After students have mastered several topics of the study subject, mid-term assessment is carried out by evaluating their assignments, acquired knowledge and skills (control works, practical assignments etc.). During the exam session all the acquired knowledge and skills are evaluated. During the examination session the learning achievements of the students are assessed in the form of exam. During the examination the knowledge of a student is evaluated on the scale from 1 to 10. The final mark consists of mid-term assessment evaluations and exam evaluation. Framework of the cumulative assessment is indicated in the subject description.
Framework:
Study subjects (modules), practical training:
Course units provided by the University (24 ECTS) are devoted to the development of basic skills in other science fields, digital competences: Methodology of Extension, Information Technology in Agriculture, European Union Agricultural Policy and Law, Bioeconomy. Subjects of the study field (66 ECTS) include qualitatively higher-level general subjects of the study field (36 ECTS), which are taken by all Master’s students of the study program: Experimental Design and Analysis, Impact of Agricultural Activities on Environment, Agrobiological Potential of Plants, Integrated Pest Management, Biology and Fertility of Soil, Plant Nutritional Physiology and subjects in the field of study by specialization (30 ECTS): “Crop Science” - Alternative Crop Science, Purposive Plant Breeding and Seed Production, Precise Agriculture, Innovations in Crop Production, Sustainability of Agroecosystems; “Plant Protection and Nutrition” – Plant Pathology, Plant Parasitology, Management of Weed and Crop Competition, Fertilizer Systems Analysis and Management, Development of Resistant Plants by Biotechnological Methods; “Horticulture” - Biological Basics of Productivity of Horticultural Plants, Intensive Fruit Growing, Indoor Plant Growing, Orchard and Garden Plant Nutrition, Pest Management in Orchards and Olericulture.
Specialisations:
“Crop Science”; “Plant Protection and Nutrition”; “Horticulture”
Optional courses:
It is possible to choose one of three specializations
Distinctive features of a study programme:
-
Access to professional activity or further study:
Access to professional activity:
Graduates will be able to work in agricultural businesses and their infrastructure, plant production companies; agricultural science and study institutions and integrated science, study and business centres; colleges and vocational schools; public administration institutions; advisory services; start a business.
Access to further study:
Graduates will be able to study in the third cycle programme of Agronomy.
Duration in credits, form and duration: 120
Full-time - 2 (metais), Part-time - 3 (metais)
Field of education: Agriculture
Sub-sector of education: Agriculture, forestry, fishers and veterinary (broad programs)
Study programme national code: 6211IX010
Study programme:

Horticulture

Institution title: Kaunas College of Forestry and Environmental Engineering
Summary of the programme profile:
General Description:
Objective(s) of a study programme:
educate an agricultural expert having theoretical knowledge, application and analytical skills, who can build a business, i.e. carry out specialized economic activities, rationally select and apply horticultural and floricultural technologies, organize marketing of farm products, while ensuring their quality, is able to perform maintenance work on ornamental plants.
Learning outcomes:
1. Knows and can assess Lithuanian and the EU agri-environment.
2. Knows plant morphology and bioecological characteristics.
3. Knows the principles of rational land use and environmental impact.
4. Can perform research and summarize the results using information technology, scientific literature and other sources of information.
5. Is able to assess the quality of agricultural production.
6. Is able to organize and plan specialized agricultural development, yield and its quality formation patterns, product realization.
7. Is able to advise on cultivation and care.
8. Understands Lithuanian business environment, knows the laws in force.
9. Is able to evaluate the quality of agricultural production.
10. Can create and manage agricultural business, communicate with agricultural experts and the public in solving professional problems.
Activities of teaching and learning:
Lectures, seminars, workshops, individual work, laboratory work, group work, assignments focused on real problems, analysis of literature reviews, thesis.
Methods of assessment of learning achievements:
Study results are evaluated during the semester (written interim accounts, control work, written and verbally defended laboratory work) and defending of the final thesis. Exams are conducted in writing or in writing and orally. Students' knowledge in exams is rated from 1 (very poor) to 10 (excellent). Evaluations from 1 to 4 are considered unsatisfactory.
Framework:
Study subjects (modules), practical training:
The volume of subjects of the main study area comprises 135 credits (including practice).
General college subjects (15 credits) - Foreign Language; Labour and Civil Safety; Applied Mathematics and Statistics. Study trend subjects: Agroecology and Environmental Protection, Medicinal Plants and Herbs, Plant Physiology, Essentials of Microbiology and Mycology, Technologies of Horticulture and Market Gardening, Essentials of Agriculture and Seed Breeding, Phytopathology, Commercial Floriculture, Quality and Safety of Raw Food Plant Materials, Storage of Raw Plant Materials, Processing and Commercial Preparation, Greenhouse Business and others. The program provides final practice with a volume of 12 cr.
Specialisations:
-
Optional courses:
- Foreign Language (second);
- Behavioral Culture ;
- Social Psychology;
- Communication psychology;
- Finance and Accounting;
- Basics of Plant Nurseries;
- Growing of Herbs;
- Energy, Christmas Trees, Willow Plantations;
- Healthy Diet;
- Plant Ethnology;
- Floristry;
- Non-Traditional Garden Crops;
- Alternative Gardening and Horticulture;
- Small and Medium Business;
- Basics of Business Organization;
- Business Economics and Management;
- Environmental Education;
- Data Protection;
- Basic of Law;
- Information Technology.
Distinctive features of a study programme:
Studied subjects may be taught in virtual teaching - learning environment Moodle.
Access to professional activity or further study:
Access to professional activity:
Graduates will be able to create and develop their own businesses - to create their own farms, work in agricultural and landscaping enterprises.
Access to further study:
Graduates of professional undergraduate studies and additional (equalizing) studies under the programs approved by universities have the right to join Master's studies.
Duration in credits, form and duration: 180
Full-time - 3 (metais), Part-time - 4 (metais)
Field of education: Agriculture
Sub-sector of education: Horticulture
Study programme national code: 6531IX005
Study programme:

Landscape Design and Management

Institution title: Aleksandras Stulginskis University
Summary of the programme profile:
Objective(s) of a study program:
The main objective of the study program is to prepare comprehensive high quality university degree specialists, having knowledge of the nature elements and landscape management technologies, of art in spatial design, able to apply the laws of spatial planning, adapting or transforming landscape and natural environment elements according to the needs of society, to keep balance between human created elements and nature, carry out business in landscape design, to lead management of green spaces.
The first partial objective is to provide the knowledge of society development and to inoculate the concepts of professional values, to develop social responsibility, to convey principles of sustainable development, skills of natural, cultural and social environment assessment in connection with the development of landscape architecture trends.
Second partial objective – provide knowledge of the nature elements and landscape management technologies, to develop skills of rational use of natural resources, landscape planning and management business management in landscape design.
Third partial objective – provide knowledge of spatial art, history and theory of landscape architecture, to develop capability of green space design incorporating harmony laws of art, creating a different scope and scale of human habitat.
Learning outcomes:
1. To be able to describe and assess changes of natural, cultural and social environment, to define the transforming factors in those fields, to understand the needs of society.
2. To be able to reveal the ethical and professional values, social development factors and communication skills in professional activities.
3. To be able to analyze, evaluate and shape the landscape.
4. To recognize and be able to describe plants suitable for parks and gardens, to evaluate and to effect plant growing conditions, to be able to use plants in garden design.
5. To be able to combine the cultural and natural systems, to deal with the landscape of territorial unit integration questions.
6. To be able to selected research methods for observation and understanding of the natural processes, analyze and investigate the characteristics of their interactions.
7. To be able to describe the engineering objects, to apply various materials, methods, techniques, to use design documentation and be capable to administrate.
8. To be able to offer tools for natural environment improvement and recultivation, organize landscape design and management business, use natural resources in a sustainable way.
9. To be able to describe the history of the cultural form, to know and explain the typology of parks and gardens, to understand the design field as a social art.
10. To know the landscape planning and design theory and methods.
11. To be able to deal with the challenges of space development in planning, designing and managing the landscape, to apply regulations of land-use planning.
12. To be able to apply harmony laws of art in development of different scope and scale of human habitats.
Activities of teaching and learning:
Contact work consists of lectures, seminars, excursions, design studios, laboratory work, exercises, practices, consulting, tests, exams, supervising the final work.
Student self-dependant learning activities include preparation for seminars, laboratory work, tests and exams, substantive literature studies, taking individual and group tasks, coursework, final work preparation and delivery.
Teaching methods applied promote students' creative skills. They include debate, discussion, mind map, brainstorming, expert method, student presentations and approach to work in pairs and in groups, case studies of the real problems, development scenarios, practice in the workplace etc. The students are inspired for active participation in the lectures: after some introduction by the lecturer, they are supposed to read the study material before the following lectures, to formulate some questions, to speak to some topics, to participate in the discussion.
Methods of assessment of learning achievements:
Studies of the subject end with an exam. Exam may be taken in written or oral form. Before the exam session students are required to complete the laboratory, control, exercise activities, course projects and other forms of self-learning. The final note for a study subject consists of the knowledge evaluation during the exam (50-60%) and other work evaluation.
Subject evaluation methods are as follows: problematic issues, tests, short answer demanding questions, questions to answer using the open literature, oral questions, individual notification, the team (small group), prepared the report presentation, poster, abstract, problem tasks laboratory or practical work deliveries, study trip report, substantive work diaries, employer's reference, practical training report, presentation of the results of training practice, role-play (performance), delivery, presentation of various projects, various reviews.

Specializations:
No specializations
Optional courses:
Students are supposed to take one study subject from both optional subject groups (totally 8 ECTS):
Group 1:
Arboriculture, Recreational Forestry;
Group 2:
Environmental sociology and Psychology, ect.

Distinctive features of a study program:
Students have the opportunity to study individual courses abroad under the ERASMUS program.
Duration in credits, form and duration: 240
Full-time - 4 (metais)
Field of education: Agriculture
Sub-sector of education: Horticulture
Study programme national code: 6121IX007
Study programme:

Technologies of Agro Business

Institution title: Kaunas College
Summary of the programme profile:
General Description:
Objective(s) of the study programme:
The aim of the programme is to prepare professional bachelors of agricultural sciences who are able to plan, organize and manage the activity of specialized farm, to select and implement plant growing and animal husbandry technologies, to organize realization of agricultural production, to assure the quality of agricultural products, to establish an enterprise and to apply creatively to the changes of the labor market.
Learning outcomes:
Graduates will be able:
1. to grow plants and rear animals according to different technologies; to analyse possibilities of technology selection;
2. to plan and organise continuous work process in a specialised enterprise;
3. to organise storage and realisation of agricultural production and to assure quality;
4. to evaluate the environment of agricultural businesses and business establishment (development) possibilities;
5. to make agriculture business management decisions;
6. to develop holistic attitude in professional decision making, balancing input, benefit, safety, quality, reliability, ecology, aesthetics, appearance and influence on environment;
7. to develop abilities necessary for planning labour time, constant professional development, innovation search and readiness for life-long learning.
8.1. To evaluate the environment of horticultural and olericultural business and product market
(1st specialization)
8.2. To assess the conditions of ecological farming
(2nd specialization)
8.3. To identify insurance risks and evaluate insurance product qualities.
(3rd specialization)
9.1. To plan and organise horticultural and olericulture merchant /commodity production
(1st specialization)
9.2. To apply the technologies of ecological production farming
(2nd specialization)
9.3. To manage insurance product and customer service process
(3rd specialization)
10.1. To assure the quality of horticultural and olericultural products
(1st specialization)
10.2. To assure the quality of ecological products
(2nd specialization)
10.3. To manage insurance claims
(3rd specialization)
Activities of teaching and learning:
Ongoing student-centered teaching and learning with an emphasis on the student's self-employment work, based on problem solving and use of research results.
Methods of assessment of learning achievements:
The cumulative assessment, which consists of an examination, practical and self-study assessments.
Framework:
Study subjects (modules), practical training:
General college study subjects (15 credits): Contemporary Lithuanian, Foreign Language, Introduction to Philosophy, Information Technologies.
Study field subjects: Basics of Economy, Agrochemistry, Agriculture, Environment Protection, Crop Production Technologies, Mechanisation of Agricultural Works, Plant Protection, Human Safety, Basics of Ecological Production, Agribusiness, Horticulture and Olericulture Technologies, Lifestock Technologies, Agribusiness Economics, Crop Products Storage and Quality Control, Agriculture Marketing, Basics of Trade, Agricultural Accounting and Finances, Planning and Organization of Agricultural Business, Basics of Law, Risk Management in Agrarian Sector.
Practice: Technology practice, Professional activity practice 1, Professional activity practice 2, Professional activity practice 3, Final professional activity practice.
Specialisations:
Horticulture and Gardening Marketable Production: Garden and Kitchen Garden Plant Protection, Management of Horticulture and Gardening Production, Horticulture and Gardening Mechanization, Horticulture and Product Quality and its Control, Specialization professional activity practice.
Ecological Production: Agricultural Ecology, Ecological Production Technologies, Ecological Products and Their Quality, Economy of Ecological Farming, Specialization Professional Activity. Agrarian Sector Insurance: Insurance Service Market, Insurance Service and Product Sales, Organisation of Insurance Activities, Insurance Service Management, Specialisation Practice 3.

Optional courses:
Students can deepen the knowledge in a chosen field of studies by selecting courses from the general list of elective study subjects suggested in the college website http://www.kaunokolegija.lt/studentams/studijos/laisvai- pasirenkamieji-dalykai/

Distinctive features of a study programme:
The programme dates back to 1920.
Access to professional activity or further study:
Access to professional activity:
The graduates will acquire knowledge and skills to establish and organize business of horticulture, gardening, commodity production and ecological farming in private and state sectors.
Access to further study:
Graduates can be enrolled to the second cycle studies by the approved procedure of the university.
Graduates of this study programme can continue their studies in Aleksandras Stulginskis University, Corvinus University of Budapest or other national and foreign higher education institution.
Duration in credits, form and duration: 180
Full-time - 3 (metais)
Field of education: Agriculture
Sub-sector of education: Crop and livestock production
Study programme national code: 6531IX008
Field of studies: Agronomy (2)
Study programme:

Agronomy

Institution title: Aleksandras Stulginskis University
Summary of the programme profile:
Future holders of a bachelor's degree in Agronomy study general academic education subjects (10 credits program): Philosophy, Psychology, Development of Society, and Appellative Foreign Language. In addition, they study subjects of agricultural field (111 credits program): Agrochemistry, Crop Management, Soil Management, Gardening, Vegetable Growing, Weed Control, etc.; and other fields subjects (39 credits program): General of Environmental Engineering, Management and Economics of Agriculture, Business Project Management of Agriculture, and Agricultural Engineering.
A person who graduates Crop Production Management study program achieves one study area degree (Bachelor of Agronomy).
Practice is provided in the subjects of the study program, as follows: Botany, Soil Science, Crop Management, Gardening, Vegetable Growing, Soil Management, etc. Total 7,6 credits and one 10 credits professional practice, which lasts 10 weeks.
Duration in credits, form and duration: 240
Full-time - 4 (metais), Part-time - 6 (metais)
Field of education: Agriculture
Sub-sector of education: Crop and livestock production
Study programme national code: 6121IX004
Study programme:

Horticulture

Institution title: Aleksandras Stulginskis University
Duration in credits, form and duration: 120
Full-time - 2 (metais), Part-time - 3 (metais)
Field of education: Agriculture
Sub-sector of education: Horticulture
Study programme national code: 6211IX006
Field of studies: Animal Husbandry (5)
Study programme:

Animal and Human Interaction

Institution title: Lithuanian University of Health Sciences
Summary of the programme profile:
General Description:
Objective(s) of a study programme:
To develop high educated specialists of animal resources management, able to apply the latest animal resource management knowledge independently and creatively, and scientific research results in terms of rearing, training and applying animals for accompany in human therapy and recreation, able to use animals for improvement of personal and public human health, able to choose advanced animal breeding techniques, ensuring a responsible pet care and nutrition, educating human and animal communication skills.
Learning outcomes:
Displaying the latest knowledge of fundamental and applied research in breeding, selection, nutrition and responsible care of assisted animals in therapy, to be able to apply them to address animal management problems through scientific research and establishing the innovations.
To know the methodologies and techniques for applying assisted animals in therapy, the principles and characteristics of individual and group work with clients, therapeutic performance standards and welfare of assisted animals in therapy, requirements for handler (pathfinder) of assisted animals in therapy, understanding and usability of assisted animals in therapy for complementary and alternative medicine in place of personal and public health system.
To know the history of animals application for human rehabilitation and recreation, the impact on the human organism, to know disorders and their symptoms of human health and personality development, the factors leading the harmonious functioning of the human.
To be able to develop a research methodology, self-organize and carry out research, to take decisions based on scientific evidence.
To be able to critically analyze, systematize and evaluate scientific research data and used in practice.
To be able to determine the nutritional needs of assisted animals in therapy, to compose the complete compound feed, to evaluate the energy supply and nutritional value of compound feed, availability of such compound feed in nutrition of assisted animals in therapy and impact of nutritional factors on health status of assisted animals in therapy.
To be able to organize the breeding of assisted animals in therapy, to assess the results of genomic selection, to perform a responsible care of animals.
To be able to advice people and to make recommendations to the team members, other specialists for use, training and preparation of the wizard (pathfinder) of assisted animals in therapy.
To be able to carry out programs of health promotion, prevention and rehabilitation with assisted animals in therapy, working with different groups of customers in different social, cultural and ethnic environments.
To be able to organize practical activities, carry out professional services in development work; plan their quality improvement and establishment of innovations in practice.
To be able to communicate and collaborate in an interdisciplinary team with other specialists/ experts of other scientific areas, exchange of information and admit joint decisions.
To be able to understand and accept human development, status, environment and multiculturalism.
To be able to link their activities with deep animal welfare, professional ethics and moral principles and responsibility.
To be able to independently acquire knowledge and skills needed for scientific and applied research as well as the execution of practical problems.
To be able to reasonably assess, analyze their own and other quality of work, to respond to new situations in assuming moral responsibility for their results of activities.
Activities of teaching and learning:
Discussion, case studies, work i groups, traditional lectures, practical work, laboratory work, map of thoughts/ideas (conception), seminars, creative tasks, problem solving, individual work, presentations, project.
Methods of assessment of learning achievements:
Animal Resource Management Master studies will be carried out on the basis of Lithuanian University of Health Sciences Study Regulation (LUHS Approved by the Senate in 2014 June 20. Resolution no. 47-05, the amendments approved by the Senate LUHS 2015 January 23. Resolution 54-04).
The main study record document is statement and other documents are LSMUSIS electronic statement and study book – they are legal study progress records.
Learning outcomes of the subject are assessed by exam, achievements of practices are evaluated by practice defense and results of all study program results are evaluated by Master's thesis.
The student begins to prepare Master thesis at the beginning of the studies and presents it to the public final thesis commission.
Requirements for the preparation of final thesis, methodological guidelines and assessment procedures will be confirmed by Council of Animal Husbandry Technology Faculty and presented at LUHS website.
Concept of LUHS student achievement assessment applies to the Animal Resource Management study program and is aligned with national and international documents.
Student achievement assessment is adapted to the Recommendation of European Parliament and Council 2008/C 111/01/EC of the European Qualifications Framework and evaluation has two objectives: to measure student progress and to evaluate the final study results, identified in study the program as the expected learning outcomes.
In anticipation, organization and execution of student achievement assessment is guided by the following principles: feasibility (evaluation linked to the study program (course, module or cycle) the expected learning outcomes); reliability (received assessment information and evaluation results must be objective and independent if assessor was changed); clarity (evaluation system must be informative, understandable to assessors and the assessed); utility (the evaluation must help the appraises to achieve program objectives and expected learning outcomes); impartiality (assessment of evaluation methods should be equally suitable for all appraises); publicity (evaluation is based on public criteria and a specific assessment of the results and their explanation is available for appraises). Result of assessment is directly linked to the study results, and evaluation principles are set by LUHS Study Regulation and are described in each course description.
Evaluation forms of study subjects or modules can be colloquium, defense of practical work, control work, course work and the project. Upon completion of the subject or module studies, evaluation forms can be exam or the student's independent work (project).
A ten point grading scale for student achievement is applied. The lowest positive score is 5. Summative assessment is used to measure student achievement of the subject (module) studies. The cumulative score is a part of summative evaluation. For the purposes of the cumulative assessment its components are valued by certain results of subject (module) or program of the study.
Cumulative assessment shall be used in accordance with the following principles: cumulative part must make up at least 50 percent of credit or the final grade of exam; cumulative part is calculated on a ten-point scale, i.e. contains sum of grades from 1 to 10 inclusive, and the sum is multiplied by a coefficient corresponding to a cumulative percentage point. Methods of student achievement assessment are provided by teachers, who are preparing of the subject (module) program, prepared strategy of the subject (module) evaluation approved by the program committee. In the course (module) descriptions, the evaluation strategy must be presented and form, terms, criteria as well as percentage of the overall assessment of each evaluation must be predicted.
Framework:
Study subjects (modules), practical training:
Scientific Research Methodology (9 credits);
Animal Genetic Resources Management (6 credits);
Animal Genomic Selection (3 credits);
Small Business Management and Organizational Psychology (6 credits);
Special nutrition of assisted animals in therapy (3 credits);
Assisted animals in human rehabilitation (21 credits).
Animal Resource Management Master study program provides vocational (profesional) practice (6 credits). Professional practice in accordance with the procedures of the professional practice, confirmed by Faculty Council is organized. These procedures defines the practice requirements, the specific practice tasks, expected learning outcomes and achievement evaluation system, support for students during the practice, as well as the criteria that are recognized and evaluated during practice the student to gain relevant level skills.
University propose for students a list of possible practice bases, which is drawn up taking into account the relevant authorities of contracts.
Faculty council approves the list of practice bases and terms of practice, as well as applying of students for a selected practice bases and terms, and selection of students to practice bases.
Final work (Master thesis) (30 credits).
Specialisations:
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Optional courses:
Optional subjects (3 credits):
The oratorical art.
Positive psychology.
Psychological aspects of human and animal communication.
Apitherapy.
Integral support.
Rearing of assisted animals in therapy.
Distinctive features of a study programme:
Taking into account conclusions of Study Quality Assessment Center (2014, 10th June) and international experts (team leader Prof. Dr. Ulf Magnusson, members: prof. Dr. Thomas Wittek, Gediminas Vagonis, Inga Kalpakovaitė; a statement on the study programs of external evaluation 2014-06-10 No. SV5-109) and executed changes in Animal Science Bachelor's degree study program, which were approved by the Senate of LUHS at the meeting in 2016, 25th March (resolution No. 71-09) are carried out quality improvements in Animal Resources Management Master study program.
The lecturers, professors and scientistists of 4 different faculties – Animal Husbandry Technologies, Public Health, Nursing and Medicine are gahtered for improvement of the study quality of Animal Resources Management Master program.
These cooperations was appeared due to the application of assisted animals in therapy and recreational purposes.
The main task of improvements in Animal Resources Management Master program is to upgrade the specialists who are able effectively use the assisted animals in therapy and recreation.
The establishment of such study program was led by a positive approach to applicate the animals in human therapy and recreation of specialists, who works in society, rehabilitation and recreation fields. In Lithuania for such purposes is established Hippotherapy center in Siauliai University and the Dolphin Therapy center in Lithuanian Sea Museum and Cynology scientific and educational training center in LUHS is established. However, in Lithuanian universities are not educated specialists, who are able to organize the breeding, nutrition, care of assisted animals in therapy and recreation and develop harmony interaction between animals and humans.
In developed countries of the world have long been, and in Lithuania - only a few years age was developed and new area of animal (dogs, horses, dolphins, PET animals, etc.) application – assisted animals in therapy. The specialists of canytherapy and hippotherapy, according to the relevant methodologies prepare the animals and can work closely with the patients' treating medical doctors, psychologists or social/special educatiors.
The need of such specialists, who works with assisted animals in therapy will grow, because each year autistic disorder to approximately 300 children, attention deficit/hyperactivity, from several to several tens of thousands and cerebral paralysis over 1,000 of Lithuanian children are diagnosed. These patients can improve wellness by contribution of assisted animals in therapy.
Access to professional activity or further study:
Access to professional activity:
Updating the study program was addressed not only to views expressed by students and graduates, but also the social partners. LUHS Career Center signed agreements with 28 organizations, such as Canytherapy Support Center, JSC “Lithuanian stud”, “Palanga children's rehabilitation sanatorium”, association „Another child“, Kaunas children's rehabilitation center and etc. 11 contracts with public institution "Human search", Lithuanian Sea Museum, JSC Akvatera and etc. will be assigned. LUHS Career Center in cooperation with Animal Science and Animal Resources Management study program committee prepared a questionnaire, which was mailed to 63 companies working in the health care field, producing feed and rearing animals (zoo sales networks, stud farms, factories of compound feed, animal shelters, rehabilitation centers, senior care homes). Companies currently will assign contracts with 10 and in the future with 8 specialists of animal resource management. The need of these specialists will be increased, once the right conditions for the application of animals for therapeutic and recreational will appeared. Also, after completion of Animal Resources Management Master program studies are formed all the conditions to start a private business, providing services to the senior and children's homes, rehabilitation centers, children's camps, recreational businesses.
Graduates, who have acquired Animal Resources Management Master's degree can continue their studies in doctoral studies (PhD), as well as the acquired knowledge to work:
o In the field of application and rearing of assisted animals in therapy;
o At centers of hippotherapy and canytherapy;
o In area of animal’s application in recreation;
o At stud farms;
o As a specialist in animal’s shelters and care homes;
o At universities and scientific research institutions;
o At associations of cynology and felinology;
o As managers in the zoo shops;
o At the State Border Guard Service;
o At the Customs;
o At the Department of Prisons under the Lithuanian Ministry of Justice;
o At the Lithuanian police;
o At the area of compound feed production.
According to the data, presented by LUHS Career Center, 80% - 88% of LUHS graduates employed after 6 months, 12 months or 36 months after graduation in 2011 – 2015. In 2013, the employment of Animal Resource Management Master program’s postgraduates was 90.9% after 12 months of graduation and it was 60% in 2014. In the view of above presented trends, we believe, that graduates of the Animal Resource Management Master's degree program will meet the overall trends of all graduates of LUHS in the field of employment.
Access to further study:
After the completing Animal Resource Management Master study program, the students will be able to pursue a doctoral (PhD) degree.
Duration in credits, form and duration: 90
Full-time - 1.5 (metais), Part-time - 2 (metais)
Field of education: Agriculture
Sub-sector of education: Crop and livestock production
Study programme national code: 6211IX003
Study programme:

Animal and Human Interaction

Institution title: Lithuanian University of Health Sciences
Summary of the programme profile:
General Description:
Objective(s) of a study programme:
is to train highly qualified, socially responsible specialists of animal science, having fundamental knowledge in the areas of agriculture and veterinary studies and capable to choose animal breeding methods, technologies for animal keeping and nutrition, to assess animal behaviour, to ensure animal welfare and healthiness, to use animals effectively as resources for recreation² and health improvement of humans and to be able to solve problems of other specialised professional activity, to develop competitive business.
Learning outcomes:
To understand the preconditions of human cognitive capabilities, phenomenon and self-expression
Will be able to study independently, to think critically and creatively, consistently develop professionalism
To be able to work in team, communicate and cooperate in native and foreign languages (in written and orally).
To be basic knowledge in biology, morphology, physiology of animals and be able to apply it for recognition of biological and biochemical processes.
To be knowledge in nutrition, agronomy and feeding of animals and be able to apply it for impact assessment of nutritive factors on health and reproductive properties of animals and on their supply with feeds.
To be special knowledge in genetics, behaviour, reproduction and immunology of animals and will be able to apply it to ensure breeding, health promotion, welfare of animals and environmental pollution reduction, implementing health care in the professional activity.
To be know consistent patterns of animal-environmental correlation, behaviour peculiarities and problems , will be able to assess the impact of environmental factors on animals, to detect the correlation between disease prevalence among animals, society and environment.
To be know the updated technologies for animal keeping and raising and their application in professional activity.
To be know the basic categories of economics, management, marketing and factors described by them, processes, functions, consistent patterns, methods of economics, management and marketing and their application in professional activity.
To be know the peculiarities of personality development, will have knowledge in health psychology and the application of its methods in health care, prophylaxis and prevention, will understand the sense and essence of animal therapy, will have knowledge concerning methods of its application, target groups and principles of work.
To be able to collect and analyse data required to solve problems in animal science using achievements and methods of investigations in fundamental and applied sciences.
To be able to interpret information of animal science and to apply it in a wider context of professional activity and research.
To be able to assess and analyse animals’ physiological nutritional requirements, to formulate diets, organize animal feeding, to choose appropriate feeding technologies, to organise production of feeds.
To be able to organise animal breeding, to apply innovative methods for animal selection, to improve selective value.
To be able perform first aid, to choose and apply systems for animal hygiene and welfare.
To be able to evaluate psychological needs of persons suffering from variuos diseases, to apply methods of animal therapy, considering animals biological characteristics, to ensure animal welfare during the process of animal therapy.
To be able to consult animal keepers regarding issues of ethology, welfare, breeding, nutrition, keeping and usage of animals.
To be able to create business enterprises, to organise and accomplish activity, choose resources, to make decisions for business development, to investigate market and to prepare a set of marketing actions.
To be knowledge on responsible handling and breeding of dogs, basics of training for special purposes, and peculiarities of hunting, decorative and service cynology.
To be characteristics of equine nutrition, main signs of diseases, progressive methods of reproduction, principles, methods and procedures for rearing and training, technologies for horses raising and education of equestrians.
To be knowledge in usage of fishing ponds and other aqua resources for recreational and sport fishing, diseases of aquatic organisms, their causes, will have knowledge in breeding, raising and feeding technologies of aquatic organisms; their purpose and application principles.
To be able to identify main breeds of dogs for playing, service and hunting, to plan, organise, choose and assess methods for dogs selection, technologies of feeding, raisng and keeping, to identify hereditary diseases, to perform dogs selection for training, will acquire primary skills in dogs training and capabilities to test characteristics for shows and work.
To be able to assess horses‘ nutritional needs in different periods of reproduction, to choose appropriate training methods, to select means and methods for health promotion.
To be able to organise recreational activity and related activities in fishing ponds and other waters, to assess impact of fish diseases on environment and to choose measures and methods for prevention and protection.
To be able to constructively communicate in interpersonal and multicultural surrounding, to work independently and in team.
To declare and understand various opinions and participate in argumentative discussion solving specialized problems of professional activity.
To be able to study independently and develop skills, to apply acquired knowledge in professional activity and to teach others.
Activities of teaching and learning:
Conventional lecture, written work, analysis of mistakes, demonstration, practical classes, individual and team work, presentations, case analysis, problems solution, consultations
Methods of assessment of learning achievements:
Animal science study programme‘s student‘s achievements conception is concerted with national and international document‘s content. Europe Parliament and Council‘s reccomendations 2008/C 111/01/EB for students achievement‘s evaluation are adjusted for Europe‘s lifelong learning qualifications union‘s establishmentdėl therefor the evaluation has two aims: to evaluate student‘s progress and final studies results, that are named as predictable studies results in studies programme. Student’s achievements evaluation system’s principles are named in LUHS studies regulations. Accumulative evaluation system is applied in first level’s studies programmes. Discipline’s studies results achievements are evaluated by an exam, practical results achievement’s – by practice defence, whole study programme’s results achievements are evaluated by bachelor’s final thesis, which a student starts to preprare after the studies started, and later present it in public commission. Requirements for bachelor thesis preparation and methodic guidelines are given in animal science studies programmes final thesis preparation’s and defence regulation, that is certified in a session of Animal Husbandry faculty council in 2016 November 9th, No. of report 3 (100). Methodical assistance for lecturers while selecting methods of evaluation is given by university lecturers educational competence centre.
Framework:
Study subjects (modules), practical training:
Disciplines of this study programme in first level‘s and extended studies consist 177 ECTS credits, common university disciplines – 15 ECTS credits. In the first year, main disciplines are common university disciplines (introduction to university studies; vernacular language; philosophy; mathematics and informatics) and studies direction‘s disciplines (animal biology; genetics; biochemistry; cell biology; animal morphology and physiology; agronomy). Second year consists of studies direction‘s disciplines (biostatistics; ecology and environment control; forage science; animal nutrition; animal breeding and other disciplines). In the IV semester, in second year, students already choose specialization and start to improve their knowledge in particular specialization. In „Cynology“ specialization: dog‘s nutrition (IV semester), Dog‘s breeds, breeding and appliance (V semester), Dog‘s diseases (VI semester); in „Horse breeding“ specialization: horse‘s nutrition, diseases (IV semester), Horse‘s breeding and training (V semester), Horse‘s reproduction (VI semester); in „Aquiculture“ specialization: bussiness and recreational aquiculture (IV semester), Fish, crustaceans and zooplancton cultivation technologies (V semester), Fish disease (VI semester). In V semester, 3rd year, main disciplines are of studies direction (marketing; animal breeding). VI semester: Animal therapy for patients rehabilitation; Applied health psychology; Animal health.
15 credits are commited for practice.
Specialisations:
From IV sewmester student must choose one of the specializations: „Cynology“ ,“Horse breeding“ and „Aquiculture“. Each specialization consists of 23 ECTS credits. In „Cynology“ specialization: dog‘s nutrition, dog‘s breeds, breeding and appliance, dog;s diseases; in „Horse breeding“ specialization: horse‘s nutrition, diseases, breeding and training, horse‘s reproduction; in „Aquiculture“ specialization: bussiness and recreational aquiculture, fish, crustaceans and zooplankton‘s cultivation technologies, fish diseases.
Disciplines of specializations are constituted in sequence, so that a student would improve own knowledge gradually: in disciplines of animal nutrition, breeding, training, reproduction, diseases and rural animal‘s production quality.
Optional courses:
Optional subjects (3 credits):
Students have an opportunity to choose freely elective disciplines, which main ai mis to develop social and personal abilities and competentions. Elective disciplines: Common chemistry; History of civilizations; Europe integration processes; Natural and traditional olericulture; Physical education; Invasive species; Animal non-genetic resources; Foreign language (italian, danish, russian, french, swedish, german); World‘s biologic variety; Horse breeding technologies; Animals and health, Sport games.
Distinctive features of a study programme:
Programmme‘s distinctiveness. Animal science studies programme‘s authenticity is conditioned by the fact that LUHS is the only university preparing agriculture and veterinary direction‘s , animal science specialists. Study programme is unique for for having three specializations: cynology, horse breeding, aquiculture. Programme is designed for developing students knowledge about animals, that are kept for aesthetic and communication requirements, it‘s appliance in recreation, bussiness and other requirements. Studies plan was renewed in 2014. Some of disciplines were unified, some had their content adjusted, and besides that there were some new disciplins created, satying within 20 pct. of main disciplines adjustment from programme inventory. Considering students intentions and expectations SPK permanent and extended Animal science studies had changed disciplines‘ name and content from „Animal production output“ to „Rural animal‘s breeding II“.
Animal science committee transfered discipline „Mathematics and informatics“ (3 ECTS credits) from II year to I year, considering to discipline‘s sequence, and the discipline „Forage science“ (3 ECTS credits) was transfered from I year to II year. SPK had adjusted the content of disciplines, considering studies quality improvement and students intentions: two modules, i.e. „Rural animal‘s breeding I“ (15 ECTS credits) and „Rural animal‘s breeding II (15 ECTS credits) were eliminated and a module „Animal breeding“ (10 ECTS credits) was suggested instead. After suggesting a new module with a lesser count of credits, the rest of 20 ECTS were distributed as following: 5 ECTS credits were added for specializations (from 18 credits for specializations to 23 ECTS credits), the discipline „Applied ecology and animal safety“ was enlarged by 3 ECTS credits (from 6 ECTS credits to 9 ECTS credits) and two new disciplines were involved – „Animal therapy for patients rehabilitation“ (6 ECTS credits) and „Applied health psychology“ (6 ECTS credits).
Committee of studies programme involved more elective disciplines like „Horse‘s breeding technologies“, „Animals and health“ and „World‘s biological variety“, considering to students suggestions that were told during sessions.
There were agreements signed with foreign universitieson animal science committee member‘s and LUHS International relations and studies center initiative, and through these agreements students of animal science study programme now have an opportunity to leave abroad for Erasmus programme studies to such foreign universities and companies as following: Kaposvá University – Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (Hungary); SGGW – Warsaw University of Life Sciences – Faculty of Animal Sciences (Poland); University of Agriculture in Krakow (Poland); The University of Szeged, Faculty of Agriculture (Vengrija); Elmtree dog training and education centre (England).
Access to professional activity or further study:
Access to professional activity:
Further studies opportunities:
Prospective programme‘s studies results – knowledge and abilities necessary for animal product‘s sales and services in companies, forage manufacturing and sales companies, recreational services bussiness structures (rural tourism homesteads), public safety institutions (state board security, customs-house, police, national defence, inprisonment institutions cynology centers), various non- governmental organizations, health recreation services center (canitherapy, hippotherapy), animal shelters, besides that to develop own bussiness.
Programme‘s place among other study programmes of other universities, of the same direction.
Animal science main study programme is the only Animal science branche‘s programme in Lithuania, which is pursued in Lithuanian University of Health Sciences.
In summary, it can be claimed that this study programme is unique and corresponds University‘s mission, nowadays scientific tendencies. Programme‘s aims and predictable studies results are precise, public, corresponds studies sort, first level and VI qualifications level. Since 1st graduate students are going to graduate in 2017, comprehensive study programme‘s aim, results description and evaluation cannot be given. In pursuit of match of expectations of social partners, a further periodic supervision of studies is necessary. A periodic supervision of study programmes and tendencies, scientific researches, employment market. Programme theme‘s in Lithuania and foreign countries, in pursuit of expeditiously reacting when correcting and adjusting study programme‘s results.
Access to further study:
Animal science study programme‘s graduates will be able to continue studies - master studies.
Duration in credits, form and duration: 210
Full-time - 3.5 (metais), Part-time - 5 (metais)
Field of education: Agriculture
Sub-sector of education: Crop and livestock production
Study programme national code: 6121IX002
Study programme:

Animal Science

Institution title: Lithuanian University of Health Sciences
Summary of the programme profile:
General Description:
Objective(s) of a study programme:
To prepare highly qualified master’s of agricultural science, zootechnics field capable to creatively apply the newest knowledge, methods and technologies in animal husbandry practice, capable to independently carry out analysis, to evaluate analysis results, to perform work requesting high quality in state and private sector.

Learning outcomes:
To master the modern theories of animal husbandry science, to be able to responsibly and independently express ideas, to apply modern research methods, explain the principles and application of the chosen methods, to choose appropriate methods of statistical analysis for specific research, to plan and implement them properly.
To master the newest knowledge regarding animal husbandry specifics and structure, coherence, functioning of its components and change under fluctuating conditions of environmental impact; to deepen competences acquired in the first cycle study, to creatively apply the knowledge developing scientific ideas independently.
To manage to ensure optimal physiological, etiological and nutrient needs of animals; implementation and control of feeds production, requirements of animal welfare; to have awareness of achievements in animals’ genetics and biotechnologies and possibilities of their application.
To manage to evaluate and apply technologies of animal husbandry (dairy and meat cattle production, pig, poultry apiculture production, etc.)
To manage to produce safe high quality raw materials and production of animal origin of sustaining environment and evaluating risk factors.
To manage solve problems in animal husbandry under the conditions of persistently changing environment; to be aware of one’s own knowledge and consequences of taken decisions on that basis and responsibly for that.

Activities of teaching and learning:
Conventional lecture, written work, analysis of mistakes, demonstration, practical classes, individual and team work, presentations, case analysis, problems solution, consultations
Methods of assessment of learning achievements:
Animal Husbandry Technology study programme‘s student‘s achievements conception is concerted with national and international document‘s content. Europe Parliament and Council‘s reccomendations 2008/C 111/01/EB for students achievement‘s evaluation are adjusted for Europe‘s lifelong learning qualifications union‘s establishmentdėl therefor the evaluation has two aims: to evaluate student‘s progress and final studies results, that are named as predictable studies results in studies programme. Student’s achievements evaluation system’s principles are named in LUHS studies regulations. Accumulative evaluation system is applied in second level’s studies programmes. Discipline’s studies results achievements are evaluated by an exam, practical results achievement’s – by practice defence, whole study programme’s results achievements are evaluated by masters final thesis, which a student starts to preprare after the studies started, and later present it in public commission. Requirements for master thesis preparation and methodic guidelines are given in Animal Husbandry Technology studies programmes final thesis preparation’s and defence regulation, that is certified in a session of Animal Husbandry faculty council in 2016 November 9th, No. of report 3 (100). Methodical assistance for lecturers while selecting methods of evaluation is given by university lecturers educational competence centre.
Framework:
Study subjects (modules), practical training:
In AHT programme of full-time and continuous study, 105 ECTS credits are allocated for study field/speciality part. The volume of the study Programme in full-time study equals to that in the continuous study – only the study duration differs. The full- time study lasts 2 years (4 semesters); that of the continuous study – 2.5 yr (5 semesters).
The volume of AHT master’s full-time study (105 ECTS credits) is distributed to compose 60 ECTS credits in the first year, and 45 ECTS credits – in the second, whereas in the continuous study : 45 ECTS credits –in the first year, and in the second study year– 30 ECTS credits, in the third – also 30 ECTS credits.
In AHT masters, full-time and continuous studies 6 compulsory subjects of study field are offered (27 ECTS credits, composing 25.7 per cent of the whole Programme scope).
The scientific research in AHT master’s full -time and continuous studies consists of three parts: first year – semester 1 and 2, second year – semester 3. In the full-time study, practice is performed and thesis defended in the second year of the study (semester 4), whereas in the continuous study – in the third year (semester 5).

Specialisations:
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Optional courses:
In addition to the compulsory subjects in AHT masters full-time and continuous studies elective block of special subjects consists of 12 ECTS (11.43 per cent of the total scope of the programme), block of free choice subjects and practice - 9 ECTS credits each (8.57 per cent). For thesis preparation and defence – 48 ECTS credits (45.71 percent).

Distinctive features of a study programme:
Lithuanian Health Science University is the sole university in Lithuania, performing modern interdisciplinary research, preparing and awarding doctoral, master’s and bachelor’s degrees and qualifications in veterinary and agriculture. The University is the only one in Lithuania implementing specialised second cycle programme of agricultural sciences study area, zootechnics field, whereas the AHT master’s study programme is sole specialised second cycle programme of agricultural field in Lithuania – which was launched reacting to the demand of animal husbandry for animal husbandry specialists prepared to independently work in production and scientific areas of animal husbandry sector, solving issues of agricultural and animal husbandry institutions as well as national, regional and local problems under the influence of globalisation factors.

Access to professional activity or further study:
Access to professional activity:
Graduates of AHT master‘s study programme work successfully in animal husbandry sector, are engaged in science research, doctoral study at LUHS and other science institutions of the country, pedagogical activity at universities and collegiums. Moreover, graduates lead a successful professional career in offices of Agricultural Consulting Service, National paying agency, agricultural departments of municipalities, etc.

Access to further study:
Students completing the Master of Animal Technology program, studies will be able to continue their studies in a doctoral Zootechny.
Duration in credits, form and duration: 105
Full-time - 2 (metais), Part-time - 2.5 (metais)
Field of education: Agriculture
Sub-sector of education: Crop and livestock production
Study programme national code: 6211IX002
Study programme:

Animal Science

Institution title: Lithuanian University of Health Sciences
Summary of the programme profile:
General Description:
Objective(s) of a study programme:
To train animal husbandry technologists of high qualification, capable to apply and ensure the updated technologies for animal raising, handling, balanced nutrition, breeding, productivity enhancement, quality and safety of animal origin products, animal wellness; to investigate, to propagate knowledge, to solve complicated problems of animal husbandry area, to apply skills and knowledge in independent activity; to train educated , integral personalities ready for second cycle study.

Learning outcomes:
To apply knowledge and understanding about biological peculiarities of farm animals and plants, principles of indications heritability and changeability, the peculiarities of animal productivity and principles of ecology and environmental protection:
to analyse, evaluate and compare functional and morphological diversity of various biological systems, structure and composition of animals’ organs, physiological and biochemical processes in a living organism;
to understand and evaluate environmental factors, their impact on ecosystem, health of humans and animals, usage and protection of nature resources of all kinds;
to understand basic laws of environmental protection and apply them in the activity performed;
to apply fundamental knowledge of genetics, required for work with animals and animal biological material and to understand correlation between impairments in genome functioning and farm indications, diseases of animals; to evaluate animals according to genotype and phenotype; to breed animals improving their genetic potential.
Ensure, evaluate and control complete animal nutrition, resources of feeds, their quality and technologies of their preparing:
to apply progressive technologies for preparing and producing various feeds, feed additives and supplements;
to obtain various samples for different laboratory analyses, to prepare samples for analysis, applying optimal ways for their storage or conservation;
to perform main analysis procedures, to apply general analysis methods for investigation and analyse the obtained results;
to identify feeds quality on the ground of sensory analysis and laboratory analyses data, to calculate the ratios for animals and to apply evaluation methods for feeds nutritive characteristics according to the energy of metabolism and production;
to apply various ways for feeds storage, preparing for feeding, distribution, mechanization of animal watering processes, equipment and tools;
to implement system of Good production practice in mechanism of animal husbandry;
to apply systems of rationed animal feeding, required nutrients to maintain the life processes and production synthesis.
to organise animal feeding for various technological groups, ensuring their productivity, wellness, reproductive characteristics, rational and economic usage of feeds.
To apply and control the newest technologies for animal raising, keeping, handling, breeding, ensuring quantity and quality of the production, conformity to the production standards and efficiency of the farm:
to analyse and generalise the data of animal productivity and breeding recording, to foresee results of selection;
to analyse and apply legislation of animal breeding;
to understand, apply and evaluate the factors affecting production quality of cattle meat and milk; technologies for raising and keeping progeny and adult animals, breeding;
to choose adequate milking equipment and milking technology, to prepare and keep milk in an appropriate way, to collect milk samples;
to apply industrial methods and the newest technology for getting milk of good quality;
to evaluate milk quality, condition of milk dishes, milking apparatus considering veterinary sanitation, to perform basic analysis of milk and milk products and to determine their quality;
to understand, apply and evaluate technologies for raising and producing products of sheep, goats, production quality and to propose schemes for its improvement, to keep records of breeding;
to evaluate pig breeding prospects, productivity and producing of organic poultry products;
to organize reproduction of a pig herd, choosing keeping systems, technologies for keeping and rearing in pig enterprises of different production field, commercial poultry production;
to apply practical skills for horses identification and main technologies for selection, raising training and optimal use of horses;
to evaluate breeds of carnivorous and herbivorous fur animals, their reproductive properties, progeny raising, feeding, handling, disease prevention, fur quality;
evaluate and ensure genetic potential of poultry, quality of systems for their keeping, production of eggs and meat - poultry production;
to apply and evaluate strategy for development of fish farming, technologies for breeding and raising cold water and warm water fishes, principles for equipment of fish farms;
to apply and evaluate the advanced technologies for bee keeping, to execute breeding in bee keeping;
to evaluate reproductive function of various animals, to identify the most frequent ailments, to organise prophylaxis;
to evaluate principles of animal technology and organising the work of animal technologists;
to understand and evaluate environmental factors and their impact on animal organism, formation and improvement of microclimate in buildings of animal husbandry, possibilities and conditions of transportation;
to organise and manage activity of animal husbandry enterprise and its divisions;
to form resources required for manufacturing of animal husbandry products and be active in competitive market.
To work in team solving professional issues, to consistently improve professional skills of a technologist of animal husbandry:
to apply LR orders and documents regulating professional activity;
to plan and organise practical work of a technologist, to act honestly, to think critically and self-critically, be initiative, independent, communicate and work in team;
to solve professional problems pursuant to professional competence, ethics and make solutions;
to collaborate with agricultural and other institutions;
to work in various areas related to the production and reproducing of animal products in Lithuania and international area;
to integrate knowledge seeking optimal professional goals;
to organise and manage actions for preventing harm and rescue work in emergencies, to apply principles of first aid and prophylaxis;
to take innovative decisions preparing projects in the area of animal husbandry.
To apply advanced achievements of fundamental and applied sciences in the area of animal husbandry:
to apply principles for development of science information;
to use specialised databases and to analyse scientific information;
to apply study skills required for qualification improvement of animal husbandry technologists;
to study independently professional literature for educational development of a personality;
to develop independent learning skills, required for continuing studies in another cycle.

Activities of teaching and learning:
Conventional lecture, written work, analysis of mistakes, demonstration, practical classes, individual and team work, presentations, case analysis, problems solution, consultations
Methods of assessment of learning achievements:
Animal Husbandry Technology study programme‘s student‘s achievements conception is concerted with national and international document‘s content. Europe Parliament and Council‘s reccomendations 2008/C 111/01/EB for students achievement‘s evaluation are adjusted for Europe‘s lifelong learning qualifications union‘s establishmentdėl therefor the evaluation has two aims: to evaluate student‘s progress and final studies results, that are named as predictable studies results in studies programme. Student’s achievements evaluation system’s principles are named in LUHS studies regulations. Accumulative evaluation system is applied in first level’s studies programmes. Discipline’s studies results achievements are evaluated by an exam, practical results achievement’s – by practice defence, whole study programme’s results achievements are evaluated by bachelor’s final thesis, which a student starts to preprare after the studies started, and later present it in public commission. Requirements for bachelor thesis preparation and methodic guidelines are given in Animal Husbandry Technology studies programmes final thesis preparation’s and defence regulation, that is certified in a session of Animal Husbandry faculty council in 2016 November 9th, No. of report 3 (100). Methodical assistance for lecturers while selecting methods of evaluation is given by university lecturers educational competence centre.
Framework:
Study subjects (modules), practical training:
The number of subjects to be studied in full-time study is not higher than 7 (practice including), whereas study subject volume is not less than 3 ECTS credits. The study scope per one study year (2 semesters) – 60 ECTS credits. The study Programme comprises general university subjects (B) and subjects of study field (S). General university subjects – 9.17% of the programme structure, the study subjects of the main study field – 83.33% and electives – 7.5%.
During the year, full time students study between 10 and 15 subjects/modules, the scope of which is from 3 to 8 ECTS credits. Students’ independent work comprises on average 38 per cent of the scope of every subject. During a year of continuous studies, students study between 4 and 10 subject/modules (scope between 3 and 12 ECTS credits). The amount of 80 per cent of every subject is set for independent work.
For continuous study the mentioned subjects/modules are distributed conforming to the same principles as in full time study, only during a longer period of time: the subjects for basic knowledge – I-III years; speciality subjects – III-VI study years.
In AHT first cycle full time study, students commence formation of practical skills from semester 4 in the study year II, and complete in semester 6, study year III. To form practical skills students apply the acquired theoretical knowledge at LUHS practical centre of training and experimentation, enterprises for feed production, laboratories, Institute of Animal Husbandry, individual farms and others. Total of 22 guided learning hours (15 ETCS credits) are set for formation of practical skills between II and III study years.
In continuous study, students start formation of practical skills in study year IV (7-8 semesters).Total scope comprises 22 guided learning hours (15 ETCS credits). To form practical skills students apply the acquired theoretical knowledge at the same animal husbandry enterprises as full time students.
The knowledge and skills acquired during study process are consolidated at practice. Students obtain theoretical and partial practical knowledge required to perform practice before starting it. Before starting practice activity, the required subjects had already been studied by the students. In the first cycle of full-time animal husbandry technology study, the production practice is executed in the IV year, semester 8 (15 ECTS credits); in the Continuous study – VI year, semester 11 (15 ECTS credits).

Specialisations:
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Optional courses:

Students of I-III study years choose 2 elective subjects from the electives list (each equals to 3 ECTS credits per semester). During AHT full time bachelor study, at least 18 ECTS credits are acquired from elective subjects. For study subjects chosen by students, 7.5% of the Programme scope is allotted. Students of AHT bachelor continuous study have the same electives as full time students, only the number of independent work is higher by 42 per cent.
Distinctive features of a study programme:
The study Programme ensures formation of steady theoretical knowledge and practical skills, guaranteeing career in labor market of Lithuania and foreign countries. The animal husbandry technology (AHT) Programme is aiming at preparing highly qualified specialists bachelors of agricultural area, using teaching-scientific staff, experimental base for breed value investigation of laboratory animals, reproduction, and quality analysis of animal origin products.

Access to professional activity or further study:
Access to professional activity:
A person, having acquired professional qualification of animal husbandry technology may take a position of animal husbandry technologist and realise the knowledge and skills in a variety of animal husbandry areas: animal raising, keeping, care, working in breeding enterprises and farms, industry of feeds production, enterprises for feeds evaluation and control, enterprises of production quality evaluation both in national and foreign sectors.

Access to further study:
Bachelors of AHT may continue their study in master’s programme.
Duration in credits, form and duration: 240
Full-time - 4 (metais), Part-time - 6 (metais)
Field of education: Agriculture
Sub-sector of education: Crop and livestock production
Study programme national code: 6121IX001
Study programme:

Smart animal husbandry

Institution title: Aleksandras Stulginskis University
Summary of the programme profile:
Objective(s) of a study programme:
To train highly erudite animal husbandry specialists, providing basic and specialized knowledge and skills which are necessary in independent work and professional activity in organising animal husbandry production, selecting innovative farm animal breeding methods, installing and managing smart animal housing and feeding technologies, ensuring the animal well-being and productivity conditions, quality and safety of their products, environmental requirements, a high level of competitiveness, profitability and socially responsible integration of rural development processes.
Learning outcomes:
1. Fundamental theoretical knowledge which forms agricultural sciences applied basics. Applying this knowledge in farm animal biological and biochemical processes, and animal husbandry smart technologies in scientific cognition.
2. Farm animal nutrition, feed production and integrated agronomy knowledge, based on new fundamental and applied scientific research. Application of this knowledge supplying animals with valuable and safe feed on professional activity.
3. Special knowledge of veterinary medicine, genetics, harmonious and eco-friendly animal husbandry development, based on new fundamental and applied scientific research. Application of this knowledge in animal breeding, health and well-being assurance, reduction of environmental pollution, animal product quality and safety assurance on professional activity.
4. Engineering and technological knowledge, based on new fundamental and applied scientific research. Application of this knowledge in safe using of animal husbandry smart technologies on professional activity.
5. By major farm animal species: biomedical, engineering and technological knowledge, based on new applied scientific research. Integrated application of this knowledge on cattle-farming, pig-farming, sheep-farming, goat-farming, poultry-farming also on other minor animal husbandry branches professional activity.
6.The capacity to collect and analyse data, needed to determine the productivity of farm animals, increase the breed value and solve others animal husbandry professional issues by using new information technologies, databases, scientific research methods and achievements.
7. The capacity to use new methods in determination of farm animals nutritional needs by their physiological needs and productivity parameters, creation a full-fledged feeding rations, planing the feed needs and organizing its production and logistics, selection and management of feeding and feed production technologies.
8. The capacity to organize farm animal breeding, carry out their selection, monitor productivity , increase the breed value.
9. The capacity to select, install and safely control animal husbandry smart processes technologies.
10. The capacity to provide vet aid, select and apply animal well-being and hygiene, reduction of environmental pollution (based on EU requirements) and sustainable development principles.
Activities of teaching and learning:
Innovative methods of teaching and learning and visual process of studies are applied in activities. Independent work of a student is oriented towards students. Discussions are proceeded in lectures and seminars in order to avoid monologue speech; laboratory and practical works are reasoned out with group work; the projects are prepared applying case analysis, consequently, problematic and critical contemplation is very important.
Methods of assessment of learning achievements:
Accumulative assessment is applied. Accumulative mark consists of component parts by which certain subjects in a study programme are assessed. Study in every subject finish sitting an examination. The main criterion is reclamation of cumulative knowledge and interpretation of practice.
Framework:
Study subjects (modules), practical training:
The extent of main study trend in credits consists of 168 credits (with practice):
Introduction to studies, Mathematics and informatics, Bio-organic chemistry, Animal morphology and physiology, Microbiology, Animal nutrition; Basics of agronomy, Animal husbandry technological processes engineering, Animal hygiene and well-being, Animal genetics and breeding; Biostatistics and animal information systems; Basics of scientific research; Animal husbandry technological processes control fundamentals; Feed production, Veterinary fundamentals; Harmonized animal husbandry, Smart cattle-farming, Smart poultry-farming, Smart pig-farming; Sheep-farming and goat-farming, Animal product quality and safety, Professional practices; Thesis.
Specialisations:
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Optional courses:
9 credits are appointed to students as freely elective subjects. Students can freely choose subjects from the spheres or biomedicine, technologies, social sciences and/or humanities.
Distinctive features of a study programme:
This is only the second studies program in the country, designed to train specialists in animal husbandry. The main difference between this studies program and the one undertaken in Lithuanian University of Health Sciences is interdisciplinary of content and study results. This Studies program integrates not only animal husbandry, but also agronomy and management science knowledge.
Duration in credits, form and duration: 210
Full-time - 3.5 (metais), Part-time - 5 (metais)
Field of education: Agriculture
Sub-sector of education: Crop and livestock production
Study programme national code: 6121IX010
Field of studies: Fishery (1)
Study programme:

Aquaculture Technologies

Institution title: Aleksandras Stulginskis University
Summary of the programme profile:
Objective(s) of a study programme:
To prepare competent/highly qualified and high caliber bachelors of agriculture technologies with broad range of knowledge in development principles of fisheries and aquaculture, capable to apply the modern methods and techniques in planning, design, management and operation of these farms, understanding competitive ability principles of aquaculture and fisheries, affair in aquaculture production increasing methods, implementation of new technological innovation; able to flexibly respond to the business environment and technological developments and needs.
Learning outcomes:
1. To know the basis of technologies of fisheries and aquaculture, to understand the principles of its importance, purpose and application.
2. To know the conditions of development of aquatic organisms and its habitat conditions, formation and change patterns of yielding in relate with the environmental changes of anthropogenic influence.
3. To know the fisheries and aquaculture schemes used in breeding, rearing and feeding technologies in farms, their purpose and principles of application, be aware of the fisheries and aquaculture design and construction principles, taking into account the legislation and directives.
4. Describe the fisheries and aquaculture business management features, methods, and strategies for aquaculture business development, operational funding, fisheries and aquaculture production innovation and marketing issues and strategies.
5. Apply traditional research methods, scientific literature, information technologies and statistical methods of calculation to perform and summarize the research and creative use results of analysis by preparation of the final thesis and oral presentations.
6. Apply modern equipment in laboratories, special computer programs for design of fisheries and aquaculture farms by implementation of innovative ideas for management of farms.
7. Describe the fisheries and aquaculture technological processes, identify problems and solve them, relate agriculture activity and aquaculture productivity and safety, analyze and evaluate effects of the fisheries and aquaculture on the environment, to provide the preventive safety measures.
8. Apply methods and techniques used in fisheries and aquaculture design and construction, their management methods and quality assurance principles.
9. Solve the technological challenges related to management of fisheries and aquaculture farms; organize activities to ensure their entrepreneurship and competitiveness.
10. To critically and logically contemplate, to have a reasoned opinion and be able to defend it, to gather and present scientific information to different audiences.
Activities of teaching and learning:
Innovative methods of teaching and learning and visual process of studies are applied in activities. Independent work of a student is oriented towards students. Discussions are proceeded in lectures and seminars in order to avoid monologue speech; laboratory and practical works are reasoned out with group work; the projects are prepared applying case analysis, consequently, problematic and critical contemplation is very important, etc.
Methods of assessment of learning achievements:
Accumulative assessment is applied. Accumulative mark consists of component parts by which certain subjects in a study programme are assessed. Studies in every subject are finished in examination in a written form. The main criterion is reclamation of cumulative knowledge and interpretation of practice. Knowledge that has been mastered in laboratory and practical works are assessed according to work reports, written conclusions and ability to systematize and generalize results. Knowledge of a subject is assessed in ten point system estimating practice, laboratory works and theoretical knowledge separately. The received results in points are multiplied by standing coefficient and then are balanced.
Framework:
Study subjects (modules), practical training:
The extent of main study trend in credits consists of 165 credits (with practice).
Water Chemistry, Applied Physics, Computer Graphics, Mathematics and Informatics, Introduction to Fisheries and Aquaculture Technologies Studies, Human Safety, Biostatistics and Research Basics, Fisheries Policy and Law, Water biology, Fisheries Construction Basics, Electrical Equipment and Control of Aquaculture Processes, Sustainability of Aquatic Ecosystems, Environmental Impact Assessment, Feed Preparation and Feeding Technology for Aquaculture, Aqua-products Storage and Processing, Match Fishing and Recreational Fishing, Aquaculture Wastewater Treatment Technologies, Hydraulic Structures of Fishery Farming and Aquaculture, Technologies of Water Supply and Preparation for fisheries and aquaculture, Computer-Aided Design of Equipment and Structures in Fisheries and Aquaculture, Fish breeding, Complex Project of Fisheries and Aquaculture, Practice of Professional Activities, Final work
Specializations:
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Optional courses:
9 credits are appointed to students as freely elective subjects. Students can freely choose subjects from the spheres of technologies, biomedicine, social sciences and/or humanities.
Distinctive features of a study programme:
It is the only university degree study programme that prepares specialists of technologies of fishery and aquaculture. The aim of this study programme is to provide students with not only the biological knowledge about fish, but also the strong technological knowledge basis which will provide more universal education, new abilities and skills that can be applied successfully to solving industrial process control and competitiveness challenges of farms and companies of both private and state fisheries and aquaculture sector.
Duration in credits, form and duration: 210
Full-time - 3.5 (metais), Part-time - 5 (metais)
Field of education: Fisheries
Sub-sector of education: Fisheries
Study programme national code: 6121IX011
Field of studies: Food Studies (4) (Continued on the next page)
 
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