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Study programme:

Agribusiness Technologies

Institution title: Vilnius University of Applied Sciences
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:
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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)
Field of education: Agriculture
Sub-sector of education: Crop and livestock production
Study programme national code: 6531IX004
Study programme:

Agribusiness Technologies

Institution title: Kaunas University of Applied Sciences
Summary of the programme profile:
General Description: Objective(s) of a 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 in accordance with the principles of sustainable farming, 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: Study programme graduates:
1. Possess knowledge and abilities required to make rational decisions to create agribusiness and solve technological tasks.
2. Grasp general agricultural policy, the legal framework related to the planning of agricultural territories, the implementation of agricultural activities and rural development projects.
3. Grow plants and breed animals according to different technologies; to analyse possibilities of technology selection;
4. Evaluate the environment of agricultural businesses and business establishment (development) possibilities;
5. Plan and organise continuous work process in a specialised enterprise to organise agricultural production storage, to assure quality and diversify realisation.
6. Collect and analyse farm data, use computer farm management programmes to plan and organise sustainable farm activities.
7. Select applied research methods and methodologies for conducting applied research, experiments / tests.
8. Apply specialised laboratory equipment and software to solve the problems of agricultural product quality and sustainable farm management.
9. Evaluate the environment of horticultural and agricultural business and product market and assess the competitive environment and product market in this business sector.
10. Apply the principles of precision farming in crop production technologies using remote sensing methods, GIS systems, register data and databases.
11. Identify insurance risks and evaluate insurance product indicators , carry out client service process.
12. Develop a holistic approach to conserve natural resources through the adoption of socially responsible and cost-effective professional decisions.
13. Develop abilities necessary for planning labour time, constant professional development, innovation search and readiness for life-long learning.
14. Present team and individual projects, works and ideas, understand the impact of agricultural activities on society and sustainable environment, demonstrate independence, constantly improve qualifications and adhere to the norms of professional ethics.

Activities of teaching and learning: Explanation, seminar, discussion, case study, integrated self-study project, course projects, practical works, professional activity practices, applied research, scientific literature analysis, articles.

Methods of assessment of learning achievements: Write an exam, testing with closed and / or open tasks, report and defense of internships and laboratory work, report of self-study or team course paper, written work and oral presentations, professional bachelor thesis and its defense.

Framework: Study subjects (modules), practical training:
General subjects of study – 15 credits: Foreign Language (English, Russian), Information Technologies, Social Psychology Professional Language.
Subjects of the study field – 135 credits: Basics of Economics, Agrochemistry, Agriculture, Environment Protection, Crop Production Technologies, Agricultural Engineering and Safety, Plants Protection, Project Management for Agriculture, Agricultural and Rural Development Policy, Agribusiness, Horticulture and Olericulture Technologies, Livestock Technologies, Basics of Geographic Information System, Crop Products Storage and Quality Control, Agricultural, Food Product Marketing and Trade, Agrarian Territory Planning, Agricultural Accounting and Finance, Planning and Organisation of Agricultural Business, Basics of Law, Risk Management in Agrarian Sector.
Practical Training – 33 credits: Technological Internship, Professional Internship 1, Professional Internship 2, Professional Internship 3, Final Professional Internship.
Professional Bachelor Thesis – 11 credits.

Specialisations:
1. Specialisation. Horticulture and Gardening Marketable Production – 21 credits:
Production Management of Garden and Kitchen Garden Products, Garden and Kitchen Garden Plant Protection, Garden and Kitchen Garden Product Quality and Its Control, Mechanisation of Horticultural and Olericultural Works, Specialisation Internship 1.
2. Specialisation. Sustainable farm management – 21 credits:
Bioeconomics, Precision Agriculture, Agricultural Information Management Systems, Mobility Application for Data Collected and Visualization, Specialisation Internship 2.
3. Specialisation. Agrarian Sector Insurance – 21 credits: Insurance Service Market, Insurance Service and Product Sales, Organisation of Insurance Activities, Insurance Service Management, Specialisation Internship 3.

Optional courses: Optional courses subjects – 9 credits: Career Planning / Methodology of Applied Research, Environmental protection management / Agro-Innovations and Food Technology, Decorative Horticulture and Floriculture/Beekeeping, From the List of Freely Elective Courses offered by Kauno kolegija.

Distinctive features of a study programme: Studies are student – centred, based on specific practical tasks, applying the latest technologies; also based on teamwork, problem solving, basics of actual practical skills and research, promoting professional thinking, and rational application of theoretical knowledge in practice.

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 who have completed supplementary studies or requirements set by the higher school of education have the right to study upon the second cycle master's degree programme in Lithuanian or foreign universities.
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
Study programme:

Agricultural Technology

Institution title: Utena College
Summary of the programme profile:
General Description:
Objective(s) of a study programme:
To train a highly qualified specialist, a Professional Bachelor of Foodstuff Technology, having sufficient knowledge and competences to evaluate the quality of food industry raw materials, other materials and production, to design a technological process, manage foodstuff manufacturing technological processes, organize a foodstuff company (division) activity and ready for a high-level and complicated professional activity in a constantly changing labour market.
Learning outcomes:
1. Will gain knowledge of natural and physical sciences, will know and understand basic concepts and theoretical fundaments of agriculture technology and will apply them to draw decisions in professional activity.
2. Will know the ways of agriculture products manufacturing, will know and relate the knowledge of agriculture technology field.
3. Will execute a technological process.
4. Will assess quality of the jobs performed.
5. Will analyse agriculture products market.
6. Will assess plant-growing technological processes.
7. Will select agriculture machinery and buildings.
8. Will organize storage and sale of agriculture products.
9. Will organize the process of an enterprise management.
10. Will communicate with plant-growing and stock breeding professionals and society, will comprehend the importance of individual lifelong learning
11. Will assess business environment and own
12. opportunities, will know the basic aspects of project management and business on the level of technological activity
13. Will learn independently, will communicate in own and foreign language, will apply the opportunities provided by information technologies, the principles of professional ethics when analysing and summarising activity results.
14. Will find, store and analyse recent information found in databases and other resources so necessary for agriculture activity.
Production and Management of Renewable Energy:
1. Will plan and organize renewable energy technological processes
2. Will select and adjust renewable energy sources in agriculture
3. Will assess the benefit of renewable energy sources for agriculture.
Organization of Agriculture Activity:
1. Will plan and organize effective usage of agriculture production factors
2. Will analyse and control possessed material resources.
Activities of teaching and learning:
Innovative teaching and learning methods are applied. Student centered to self-directed work, based on assignments and group work. The program aims at active participation of students in the study process, the aim is to create an active educational environment using various methods: interactive lectures, practical work, discussions, solution of situations, reading and analysis of teaching literature, project preparation, etc.
Methods of assessment of learning achievements:
The study results are assessed at the level of achievement of studies and in the tenth grade of the criteria evaluation system according to the Utena College's study results assessment procedure in 2017, which can be found on web page:https://www.utenos-kolegija.lt/upload/file_manager/Kolegija/Studiju%20rezultatu%20vertinimo%20tvarka_2017-03-21.pdf
The most common form of assessment in the College is an exam or project, depending on the results of the study programme. The final evaluation of a subject is a cumulative score.
Framework:
Study subjects (modules), practical training:
General College Study Subjects (16 ECTS): Psichology/Sociology, Contemporary Lithuanian and Document Management, Professional Foreign Language, Professional Ethics.
Subjects in the Study Field (101 ECTS): Mathematics, Law, Industrial and Civil Safety, Electronic Data Procesing, Fundamentals of Biology and Biochemistry, Ecology, Mikro-Macroeconomics, Company Economy, Fundamentals of Management, Agriculture Policy, Fundamentals of Accounting and Finance, Marketing, Planting Technologies, Horticulture and Olericulture Technologies, Fundamentals of Seed Farming, Fundamentals of Veterinary, Cattle-Breeding Technologies, Mechanization of Farms.
Practices (30 ECTS): Cognitive Practice, Practice of Farming Technologies, Practice of Mechanization of Farms, Final Practice.
Preparation and assessment of the Final Work (9 ECTS)
Specialisations:
Production and Management of Renewable Energy (15 ECTS): Renewable Energy Sources and Technology, Energy Economy, Project Management.
Organization of Agriculture Activity (15 ECTS): Marketing Research, Logistics of Agriculture Products, Financial Accounting, Project Management
Optional courses:
Alternative Elective Subjects: Philosophy /Sociology.
Optional studies (9 ECTS): any three subjects from the list of freely selective subjects (courses) found at the following link: https://www.utenos-kolegija.lt/upload/file_manager/STUDENTAMS/LPD_2018-2019_Bendras.pdf

Distinctive features of a study programme:
Part of the study program performed in foreign language (English and Russian).
Access to professional activity or further study:
Access to professional activity:
After acquiring a bachelor's degree in agricultural sciences, people can work as agricultural technicians in commodity agriculture (in agricultural enterprises or in farm farms).
Access to further study:
Graduates will be able to continue their bachelor's degree studies at a university. After completing supplementary studies or fulfilling other requirements set by the higher education institution, they will have the right to enter the second cycle master studies and the third cycle doctoral studies.
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: 6531IX007
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

Institution title: Vytautas Magnus 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:

Management of Biological Systems

Institution title: Vytautas Magnus University
Summary of the programme profile:
General Description: The aim of the study program is to prepare specialists in Agricultural Sciences who are able to develop and implement sustainable, innovative, and competitive bio-business models by using interdisciplinary knowledge of the management of components of biological systems, information technology, economics, management, and financial management in order to achieve the objectives of the European Green Deal on the basis of research and analysis of market developments and bio-business models. Biological Systems Management is an interdisciplinary, wide-scope study program that allows students to acquire knowledge and skills in other fields, which can be applied when working in various bio-business sectors, enabling them to understand, develop, and manage technologies used in a variety of modern biological systems. The program applies innovative study methods and aims at active participation of students in the study process. During internships, students are provided with an opportunity to get acquainted with the elements and technologies of biological systems. In the 4th year of studies, depending on the needs and the number of students in the program, students are allowed to choose one of the offered specializations, which cover various areas of bioindustry. Specialization studies are organized when a cost-effective group of students is formed.
Upon completion of the study program, a bachelor’s degree in Agricultural Sciences is awarded.

Objective(s) of a study programme:
Theobjective of the study program is to prepare specialists in Agricultural Sciences who are able to develop and implement sustainable, innovative, and competitive bio-business models by using interdisciplinary knowledge of the management of components of biological systems, information technology, economics, management, and financial management in order to achieve the objectives of the European Green Deal on the basis of research and analysis of market developments and bio-business models.
Learning outcomes:
The graduates of the program will be able to:
1. Define the regularities of the development of components of agrobiosystems —soil, plants, and animals.
2. Describe and evaluate the peculiarities of technologies of sustainable biosystems and define measures and agro-innovations used for the regulation of the values of quantitative and qualitative indicators of production.
3. Describe the peculiarities of agricultural economics and business management, explain the functions and principles of the management of production processes, analyze and evaluate the factors of the business environment.
5. Plan and conduct scientific research, statistically evaluate, analyze, and summarize research data required for the management of biological systems and the implementation of the objectives of the European Green Deal, innovation and professional communication.
6. Assess soil and plant potentials, environmental factors contributing to plant development and the impact of anthropogenic activities on climate change.
7. Evaluate and select sustainable plant and animal production technologies and implement them in practice, combining the principles of sustainable agriculture with innovation and circular economy models.
8. Plan and organize the activities of bio-business entities, prepare a project for the implementation of innovations, and provide sources of financing for the activities.
9. Communicate orally and in writing, constructively discuss business issues, work in a team, provide feedback, and take responsibility.
10. Learn and work independently towards personal and professional goals and understand the importance of lifelong learning.
Activities of teaching and learning:

Methods of assessment of learning
achievements:

Framework:
Study subjects (modules), practical
training:

Specialisations:
1. Management of Bio-business
2. Fishery and Aquaculture Business
3. Sustainable Animal Husbandry
4. Integrated Agroecosystem Management
5. Management of Ecosystems and Climate C
hange
6. Bioenergy
Optional courses:

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 production, bio-business enterprises, agricultural governmental and non-governmental organizations, raw material processing enterprises, agricultural advisory institutions, public and budgetary institutions, and to create and develop business.
Access to further study:
Graduates who have completed the study program “Management of Biological Systems” and obtained a bachelor's degree in agricultural sciences will have the opportunity to continue their studies in master's degree programs in agricultural sciences and related specializations.
Duration in credits, form and duration: 240
Full-time - 4 (metais)
Field of education: Agriculture
Sub-sector of education: Agriculture, forestry, fishers and veterinary (broad programs)
Study programme national code: 6121IX006
Field of studies: Agronomy (2)
Study programme:

Agronomy

Institution title: Vytautas Magnus 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:

Agronomy

Institution title: Vytautas Magnus 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:
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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)
Field of education: Agriculture
Sub-sector of education: Agriculture, forestry, fishers and veterinary (broad programs)
Study programme national code: 6211IX010
Field of studies: Animal Husbandry (2)
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 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
Field of studies: Food Studies (4)
Study programme:

Food Quality and Safety

Institution title: Vytautas Magnus University
Duration in credits, form and duration: 240
Full-time - 4 (metais)
Field of education: Agriculture
Sub-sector of education: Agriculture, forestry, fishers and veterinary (broad programs)
Study programme national code: 6121IX005
Study programme:

Food Science

Institution title: Lithuanian University of Health Sciences
Summary of the programme profile:
Objective(s) of a study programme:
educate well qualified, open-minded for industrial and scientific innovations, understanding importance of healthy nutrition specialists for food chain who are capable in taking and realizing independent decisions in everyday professional life under the changing market conditions.
Learning outcomes:
1.1. Study on self-contained basis professional, scientific information sources and integrate knowledge to personal development and apply principles of scientific information diffusion.
1.2. Develop professional skills, perform in team and in international environment, apply tools of information search.
1.3. Select proper problem-solving methods and apply them on self-contained base, evaluate results.
1.4. Be capable adapt oneself to continuous changes in professional activity.
1.5. Apply knowledge in economics and management.
1.6. Implement decisions in familiar and new environment.
2.1. Know composition of food raw materials and products as well biochemical processes.
2.2. Select and apply methods for testing of properties of raw materials and food products and evaluate testing results.
2.3. Analyse and evaluate quality and safety indicators of raw materials and assess their conformance to requirements.
2.4. Evaluate raw materials for food with perspective of their further use for food manufacturing.
3.1. Be familiar with technological processes and technologies in manufacturing of raw materials and food products.
3.2. Apply gained knowledge for analysis and improvement of efficiency in food manufacturing processes.
3.3. Apply concept of sustainability in food manufacturing chain.
3.4. Analyse and evaluate production of raw materials and food products
4.1. Evaluate key guidelines for healthy nutrition.
4.2. Be familiar with key principles of reasonable and balanced nutrition, basic groups of food products, nutritional needs of different ages of population taking into account their health.
5.1. Assure quality for raw materials and food products, implement quality management systems.
5.2. Implement HACCP system in food chain.
Activities of teaching and learning:
Lectures, slef-contained work, laboratory and practical classes, study of scientific and educational literature, problem solving in teamwork, readings and presentations by students, final project.
Methods of assessment of learning achievements:
All courses ends with examination, practice results are evaluated by presentation of results. Results of all curricula are evaluated by final thesis which shall be publicly presented to the Board of Final Thesis Evaluation. Results from practical classes and laboratory works are presented in written reports and oral presentations if necessary. Student achievements are evaluated from oral presentations, answers to questions or quizzes, solving case studies, project work, acting in teamwork, writing various essays and evaluation reports. Students are evaluated in 10 points scale where pass level corresponds to 5 points. Cumulative mark system is used for student evaluation where cumulative part shall make not less than 50 percent of weight of final mark. Evaluation forms are: exam, colloquia, presentation of results of practical class, intermediate tasks, course work, and overall activity during the studies.

Specialisations:
-
Optional courses:
Student may extend knowledge within study branch by selecting appropriate elective courses.
Distinctive features of a study programme:
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Duration in credits, form and duration: 210
Full-time - 3.5 (metais)
Field of education: Manufacturing and processing
Sub-sector of education: Food processing
Study programme national code: 6121IX003
Study programme:

Food Sciences

Institution title: Lithuanian University of Health Sciences
Summary of the programme profile:
General Description:
Objective(s) of a study programme:
The aim of the second cycle programme ‚Food Sciences‘ focus to education of qualified professionals able to implement food research results to food factories, develop new products complying with demands of customers and satisfying needs of healthy nutrition, able manage human resources in the process, organise production process and quickly self-adjusting to continuously changing market.
Learning outcomes:
1. Knowledge and it application
1.1. Have knowledge about healthy and dietetic nutrition, modern research in food factories, development of new food products complying with demands of modern society and principles of healthy nutrition, organisation of productions of such products and adjustment in the market.
1.2. Have knowledge on management of human resources, planning and psychology.
2. Abilities to perform in research
2.1. Abilities to determine needs of society to food and nutrition, apply principles and methods of research work, collect data by utilising IT systems and databases and empirical methods, analyse and evaluate results, apply them for development of new food production technologies complying with customer demands, obey principles of research ethics.
2.2. Ability to organise and perform food related research.
3. Special abilities
3.1. Ability to understand principles of social environment and teamwork, ability to manage human resources.
3.2. Ability to apply theoretical and practical knowledge about modelling, planning and design of food technologies and biotechnology.
3.3. Ability to utilise theoretical knowledge for development of new food products in modern factories conforming to demands of modern society.
3.4. Ability to apply quality management knowledge for competing in the market.
3.5. Ability to apply basic knowledge on successful establishment and organisation of production in business and food factories.
3.6. Ability to apply knowledge on specifics of nutrition and its impact on health while developing prototypes of food production technologies.
4. Social abilities
4.1. Ability to perform in a tem, formulate and initiate important questions of professional profile in professional and multidisciplinary areas.
4.2. Ability to perform in multidisciplinary team of professionals in food sciences and other areas, discuss actual professional questions in multidisciplinary areas.
5. Personal abilities
5.1. Ability to progress independently in defined tasks, understand essential provisions of ethics.
5.2. Ability of critical thinking, creativeness, obey obligations in ethical backgrounds.
5.3. Ability to foresee interdisciplinary perspectives and ways for problems solving, critically evaluate new ideas and suggest new ones.
5.4. Ability to use data from modern research in professional activity, and perform in the world of changes, predict them and build models to solve given tasks.
Activities of teaching and learning:
Discussion, debates, case study, teamwork, individual tasks, problem solving, presentations, reports, projects, creative tasks, error analysis, theoretical modelling, seminars, consultations, interview, demonstrations, practical classes, laboratory classes, traditional lectures, interactive lectures, observation, experiment, search.
Methods of assessment of learning achievements:
Oral exam, written exam, report, case study, portfolio, teamwork based project, individual work, individual project, assessment by group, colloquium, control work, report/description from laboratory class, presentation of laboratory class results, independent performance during laboratory class, information analysis, survey and presentation of information analysis, analysis of scientific articles/texts, internship report, problem-based task, essay, test, solving of given problem, oral presentation, performance in appointed tasks.
Framework:
Study subjects (modules), practical training:
Total programme volume 120 ECTS, including:
 Subjects of study area (98 ECTS)
 Elective subjects in the study area (12 ECTS)
 Placement (10 ETCS)
Specialisations:
None
Optional courses:
Students may choose 12 ECTS from alternative subjects whithin the study area.
Distinctive features of a study programme:
The main distinctive feature of this study programme lays on balanced structure and corresponding to the needs of modern market of human resources. The main aspects playing role on the success of career of young professionals focus on the ability to adopt in the labour market, abilities to perform individually and in the teamwork which facilitates development of new food products and raw materials balanced for specific needs of separate consumer groups using innovative knowledge. Due to these reasons, a special attentions has been paid to provision of knowledge related to principles of healthy nutrition and peculiarities of dietetics to young professionals in Food Sciences.
Access to professional activity or further study:
Access to professional activity:
Graduates in master programme Food Sciences will be eligible for employment in food factories (examples of occupied positions – master of production, quality manager, professional in factory laboratory, technologist, supervisor of product development section, etc.). Due to knowledge and experiences in food quality and safety, graduates will be eligible for positions in state services at ministries, municipalities and counties where specific knowledge in food safety and quality is required. Masters in Food Sciences will be able to seek for career in the Chamber of Agriculture, various farmer organisations and other bodies related to the production of food products and raw materials, its safety and quality assurance, also involved to lifelong learning activities related to food chain. Based on broad understanding of food related issues they will be able establish private business, become stakeholders or be employed in private sector.
Graduates from Food Sciences master programme are eligible for PhD studies.
Access to further study:
Graduates from Food Sciences master programme holding Master degree in Food Sciences are eligible for further PhD studies.
Duration in credits, form and duration: 120
Part-time - 3 (metais)
Field of education: Manufacturing and processing
Sub-sector of education: Food processing
Study programme national code: 6211IX001
Study programme:

Quality and Safety of Food Plant Raw Materials

Institution title: Vytautas Magnus University
Duration in credits, form and duration: 120
Part-time - 3 (metais)
Field of education: Agriculture
Sub-sector of education: Agriculture, forestry, fishers and veterinary (broad programs)
Study programme national code: 6211IX005
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