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The duration of the undergraduate Curriculum in the Department of Animal Production is eight (8) semesters including practical training. During the seven (7) semesters, the Curriculum includes theoretical teaching, laboratory exercises, extra tutorials, seminars, educational visits to animal farms, research centres, factories producing animal feed, standardizing milk and other, as well as preparation of scientific work. The eighth (8th) semester includes Practical Training in the profession and the elaboration of the Diploma Thesis.

In the early semesters of study, General and Special Infrastructure Courses are taught offering general knowledge which, then, helps the student to deal with the specialized scientific and technological knowledge in the field of Animal Production.

The General Infrastructure Courses are: Applied Mathematics, Biochemistry, Informatics–Computing I and II, Man and Animal Production, Seminar, Biometry, Plant Science Technology, Agricultural Machines, Livestock Farming Accounting–Technical Economic Analysis, English–Zootechnical Terminology, and Common Agricultural Policy–European Union (Table 1).

The Special Infrastructure Courses are: Animal Anatomy, Veterinary Microbiology–Immunology, Animal Physiology, Animal Parasitology, Animal Nutrition I, Applied Pharmacology, Animal Pathology, Fodder Plants–Ranges, Animal Genetics, Animal Infectious Diseases and Hygiene, Animal Reproduction, and Animal Housing Constructions–Equipment (Table 2).

In the later semesters of study the Speciality Courses which are taught are: Organic Animal Farming, Animal Breeding, Inspection of Animal Products, Dairy Cattle Production, Poultry Production, Apiculture, Animal Nutrition II, Sheep and Goat Production, Pig Production, Meat Technology and Hygiene, and Milk Technology and Hygiene (Table 3).

All above courses are classified in two basic categories, the Compulsory (C) courses and the Compulsory Elective (CE) courses. The student has to choose a specific number of courses among the total number of the CE courses. There are also the Optional (O) courses, which give no European Credit Transfer System (ECTS) credits to the student, but are mentioned as additional knowledge on the student’s degree.

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