INTER-EnAgro Agribusiness and Rural Development Agricultural Engineering Amelioration Mechanization Agroecology Agroecology Microbial Biotechnology in Agriculture Animal Genetics and Breeding Animal Nutrition and Feed Science Fisheries and Game Management Horticulture Fruit Growing Ornamental Plants Vegetable Growing Viticulture and enology Landscape Architecture Organic Agriculture with Agrotourism Phytomedicine Plant Sciences Production and Procesing of Meat Production and Processing of Milk

Ornamental Plants

1. SEMESTER

ECTS Compulsory course
=> Required number of ECTS credits: 30
Teach. hrs
6 Plant biochemistry (64679)
Nenad Jalšenjak
60
(52+8+0)
6 Physiological aspects of floricultural crops production (157403)
Tatjana Prebeg
60
(44+8+8)
6 Basics of biometrics (144079)
Marija Pecina
60
(30+18+12)
6 Environmental factors in ornamental horticulture (144492)
Tatjana Prebeg
60
(46+8+6)
6 Principles and perspectives of nutrition in horticulture (144455)
Mirjana Herak Ćustić
60
(40+10+10)
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2. SEMESTER

ECTS Compulsory course
=> Required number of ECTS credits: 14
Teach. hrs
6 Floriculture 2 (144493)
Ines Han Dovedan
60
(20+14+26)
2 Master thesis - Seminar (160350) 20
(++20)
6 Park dendrology 2 (144030)
Ksenija Karlović
60
(15+25+20)
ECTS Elective course: Grupa 1 (14485)
=> Required number of ECTS credits: min.12
Teach. hrs
6 Ornamental plant species of rural gardens (26482)
Vesna Židovec
60
(30+16+14)
6 Modern production of aromatic and medicinal plants (144459)
Ivanka Žutić
60
(16+16+28)
6 Perennials in the system of urban greenery (157185)
Ines Han Dovedan
60
(24+10+26)
ECTS Elective course: Grupa 2 (14486)
=> Required number of ECTS credits:
Teach. hrs
3 Plant genetics (144318)
Marijana Barić
30
(20+10+0)
3 Design of experiments (144088)
Jerko Gunjača
30
(15+11+4)
3 Instrumental methods of chemical analysis (169434)
Luna Maslov Bandić
30
(10+20+0)
6 Plant genetic resources conservation (144328)
Zlatko Šatović
60
(40+12+8)
3 Principles and methods of plant determination (26721)
Mihaela Britvec
30
(8+20+2)
6 Programming and design of irrigation system (144457)
Davor Romić
60
(36+18+6)
3 Rare and endangered flora of Croatia (26732)
Sandro Bogdanović
30
(8+20+2)

3. SEMESTER

ECTS Compulsory course
=> Required number of ECTS credits: 6
Teach. hrs
3 Traineeship - Ornamental plants (144499) 0
(++)
3 Professional project - Horticulture/Ornamental plants (144500) 0
(++)
ECTS Elective course: Grupa 3 (14487)
=> Required number of ECTS credits: min. 6
Teach. hrs
3 Indoor plant decor (144497)
Vesna Židovec
30
(10+12+8)
3 Soilless culture of vegetables and flowers (144469)
Božidar Benko
30
(14+14+2)
3 Introduction to horticultural therapy (133172)
Miroslav Poje
30
(10+14+6)
ECTS Elective course: Grupa 4 (14488)
=> Required number of ECTS credits:
Teach. hrs
6 Plant biotechnology (87430)
Snježana Kereša
60
(46+8+6)
6 Diseases of ornamental plants (116672)
Tihomir Miličević
42
(30+0+12)
3 Processing of horticultural raw materials for decorative application (144496)
Sandra Voća
30
(14+12+4)
3 English language 2 (144579)
Tina Kužić
30
(15+15+0)
6 Phytopharmacy in horticulture (144462)
Aleksandar Mešić
60
(45+11+4)
3 GIS in ecology of plants (144461)
Ivica Ljubičić
30
(20+8+2)
6 Management of drainage and irrigation systems (144094)
Ivan Šimunić
60
(40+16+4)
6 Communication systems (144463)
Vitomir Grbavac
60
(30+15+15)
6 Molecular plant breeding (134058)
Ivan Pejić
60
(34+16+10)
3 The principles of integrated plant protection (144404)
Božena Barić
30
(18+8+4)
6 Plant breeding for ornamental purposes (169291)
Aleš Vokurka
60
(36+12+12)
6 Production and processing of medical and aromatic crops (144335)
Martina Grdiša
60
(44+8+8)
6 Berry fruit production (144464)
Boris Duralija
60
(20+28+12)
6 Wild plant species and use value (144465)
Dubravka Dujmović Purgar
60
(36+16+8)
6 Wild fruits (144488)
Boris Duralija
60
(28+24+8)
6 Technology of flower processing and storing (144498)
Tajana Krička
60
(44+12+4)
3 Ornamental fruit species (144495)
Martina Skendrović Babojelić
30
(22+4+4)

4. SEMESTER

ECTS Compulsory course
=> Required number of ECTS credits: 28
Teach. hrs
28 Master thesis - Horticulture/Ornamental plants (169292) 0
(++)
ECTS Elective course: 4
=> Required number of ECTS credits:
Teach. hrs
0 () 0
(++)
6 Molecular diversity and evolution (26667)
Zlatko Šatović
60
(40+12+8)
3 Population genetics in plant breeding (144319)
Hrvoje Šarčević
30
(20+10+0)
3 Applied data analysis (144099)
Marija Pecina
30
(14+8+8)
6 Applied spatial data analysis in R (169285)
Toni Safner/Dragica Šalamon
60
(30+26+4)

Objective

Based on current scientific knowledge and contemporary teaching process, students will be able to acquire generic and field specific competencies that are needed to achieve sustainable development goals and to work in different fields of production, care and maintenance of ornamental plants. The objective is to make students qualified to continue education at the postgraduate study level as well as for research in higher education institutions and research institutes in following scientific fields: botany, plant physiology, plant nutrition, genetics, plant breeding, seed science, propagation, plant protection, human-plant and plant-environment interaction. Furthermore, students will be able to start self-employment and managing various jobs in the field of production, maintenance and care of public and private green areas within a large number of professional and scientific research institutions, utility services as well as in the companies for production and distribution of seeds and planting material of ornamental plants and the production of plant species for various purposes, in extension services, distribution centres and consulting companies.

Ornamental Plants 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14
1st semester
Plant biochemistry + +               +        
Physiological aspects of floricultural crops production +           +           + +
Basics of biometrics +                     + +  
Environmental factors in ornamental horticulture +   + + +               + +
Principles and perspectives of nutrition in horticulture         +   + +     +   +  
2nd semester
Floriculture 2 +     +       +            
Master thesis – Seminar                       + +  
Park dendrology  2       + + +           + +  
3rd semester
Traineeship       +   + + + + + +     +
Professional project   +           +   +   + + +
4th semester
Master thesis + + + + + + + + + + + + + +

Learning outcomes

  1. Describe the plant anatomy and explain the biochemical and physiological processes in the plant with the aim to ensure proper selection of technological practices in the production and processing of horticultural species.
  2. Select and apply contemporary analytical-chemical, genetic, biometric and statistical methods in horticultural production and scientific research.
  3. Explain the genetic background of species origin and argue the need and method of preserving biodiversity as well as to develop and maintain breeding programmes of horticultural species.
  4. Distinguish horticultural species and the most important varieties and analyse suitability for the specific production, environmental and market conditions.
  5. Analyse the suitability of environmental conditions for growing horticultural species and varieties and explain the relationship between genotype and environment.
  6. Organize production of seed and planting materials of horticultural species.
  7. Plan and organize the production of horticultural species for various purposes outdoors and indoors and critically evaluate technological solutions respecting the principles of sustainable development.
  8. Recommend contemporary management practices in horticultural species establishment and to select the appropriate technology line of machinery and equipment.
  9. Distinguish the most important pests of horticultural species and recommend ways of their control aimed at cost-effective and organically sustainable production.
  10. Recognise technological maturity and organize harvest, storage and processing of horticultural raw materials for various purposes. Manage the physiological, microbiological and biochemical processes during storage of raw materials and products.
  11. Determine the quality, health and scientific value of horticultural products based on their chemical and sensory characteristics and to identify the defects and causes of their origin.
  12. Lead or participate in multidisciplinary research or production team in national or international environment and present results of scientific research and professional activities.
  13. Acquire knowledge for further education on postgraduate doctoral and specialist studies.
  14. Organize establishment and management of farms and small or medium-sized enterprises in the field of horticultural production.