2nd Cycle Degree/2 year Master in Safety and Quality in Animal Production

Degree programme

Programme type 2nd Cycle Degree/2 year Master
Academic Year 2018/2019
Code 8521
Degree Programme Class LM-86 - Livestock management
Years in which the programme is being held

All (1st and 2nd year)

Type of access Open access with assessment of personal competencies
Place of teaching Ozzano dell' Emilia
Degree Programme Director Giovanna Martelli
Language Italian

Programme profile

The degree programme in Safety and Quality in Animal Production aims to train professionals working in all aspects of animal production, including technical, Public health and economic management of agro-zootechnical companies, as well as the technical skills and services for businesses operating in the transformation and marketing of products of animal origin, also working as freelance Agronomists (professional figure recognised at European level). The degree programme trains technical professionals able to draft and manage projects and proposals, considering the resources of the business system they work in.

The curriculum is structured in two areas of knowledge:

ANIMAL PRODUCTION This knowledge allows graduates to identify the critical points of the supply chain, applying knowledge of animal welfare and genetic improvement to improve the efficiency and quality of productions, monitoring and preventing transmissible diseases in pets and domestic animals.

AGRO-INDUSTRIES This knowledge allows graduates to perform quality control, technological design and improvement of production processes to obtain safe products for consumers;

The ability to apply knowledge and understanding is achieved through lectures and a significant amount of practical training (visits to farms, laboratory activities, curricular internship).

The teaching methods focus on the learning of practical activities, based on experience and joint work performed between teachers, students and tutors. The programme therefore includes learning experiences at breeding farms as well as multi-purpose instrumental laboratories aiming to gain practical experience of nutrition and food techniques, microbiology and parasitology, Food safety and inspection, the qualitative and organoleptic assessment of foodstuffs.

The overall aim is for students not only to gain knowledge but also "know-how". Training may also be integrated by the attendance of laboratories for research and diagnostic activities running at the Department of Veterinary Medical Sciences.

The ability to apply knowledge and understanding will be assessed during oral and written exams, and through the assessment of papers produced by students to demonstrate their command of the instruments and methods which are introduced during the study programme.

The priority objectives of the degree programme include the performance of a curricular internship at a business or professional association. This offers students an introduction to the world of work, helping to guide future career choices. It therefore constitutes an opportunity for both guidance (offering students direct contact with work experience) and training (allowing them to further study and practically apply the learning gained in the degree programme). For the university, it is an opportunity to check the coherence of the degree programme curricula with the potential career opportunities available to students.

Expected learning outcomes

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Access to further study

It gives access to third cycle studies (Dottorato di ricerca/Scuole di specializzazione) and master universitario di secondo livello.

Career opportunities

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