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Production and Procesing of Meat

The student will get basic ideas of growth phenomenon, meat biochemistry, various methods, breeding system and the use of domestic animals in meat production and processing. He/she will get knowledge on significance of genotypes and ecological factors in meat production, quality and processing. Depending on the group of elective modules a student may be made qualified for managing technologically demanding processes in the area of meat production and processing or prepared for scientific progress through post-graduate studies. The MSc degree holder will complete an experimental professional or scientific work.

Qualifications attained: manager of production on a farm and/or a technologist, a craftsman plant (a slaughterhouse, ham-smoking plants, plants for production of fermented meat products, etc), professional manager in counselling services, a professional manager of programmes in associations of animal breeders, a technologist in primary meat production and processing, a teacher in vocational secondary and high schools, an associate in trade and marketing of agricultural equipment and products, a media worker and journalist in the sector agriculture - food.

 

1. SEMESTER

ECTS Compulsory course
=> Required number of ECTS credits: 33
Teach. hrs
3 Biochemistry - selected chapters (26142)
Nenad Jalšenjak
30
(30+0+0)
3 Biology of digestion and metabolism (26590)
Krešimir Salajpal
30
(28+2+0)
6 Basics of growth of domestic animals (157473)
Boro Mioč
60
(44+8+8)
6 Cattle breeding and beef production systems (144546)
Ante Ivanković
60
(36+16+8)
3 Goat breeding and goat meat production systems (144548)
Boro Mioč
30
(22+4+4)
6 Sheep breeding and sheep meat production systems (157474)
Boro Mioč
60
(46+8+6)
6 Growing and production systems of poultry meat and eggs (144549)
Zlatko Janječić
60
(40+6+14)

2. SEMESTER

ECTS Compulsory course
=> Required number of ECTS credits: 20
Teach. hrs
2 Master thesis - Seminar (160350) 20
(++20)
6 Evaluation of carcass and meat quality (144551)
Danijel Karolyi
60
(42+16+2)
6 Pig breeding and production systems (26771)
Zoran Luković
60
(32+24+4)
0 Meat processing equipment and facilities (26329)
Ivica Kos
0
(++)
ECTS Elective course: Grupa 1 (14498)
=> Required number of ECTS credits:
Teach. hrs
3 Alternative poultry production (169415)
Dalibor Bedeković
30
(20+6+4)
3 Physiology of stress and adaptation (87434)
Krešimir Salajpal
30
(24+0+6)
6 Behaviour and welfare of animals for meat production (144557)
Zoran Luković
60
(48+0+12)
3 Protected quality marks of meat and meat products (169300)
Ivan Vnučec
30
(18+4+8)

3. SEMESTER

ECTS Compulsory course
=> Required number of ECTS credits: 15
Teach. hrs
6 Fermented meat products (26193)
Ivica Kos
60
(38+18+4)
3 Heat-treated meat products (144550)
Danijel Karolyi
30
(22+4+4)
3 Traineeship - Production and processing of meat (144555) 0
(++)
3 Professional project - Production and processing of meat (144556) 0
(++)
ECTS Elective course: Grupa 2 (14499)
=> Required number of ECTS credits:
Teach. hrs
6 Biometrics and planning of research in animal science (144441)
Miroslav Kapš
60
(30+30+0)
3 Meat genetics (87436)
Danijel Karolyi
30
(18+6+6)
6 Ruminant nutrition (144503)
Darko Grbeša
60
(38+18+4)
6 Molecular genetics in animal production (144552)
Jelena Ramljak
60
(32+24+4)
6 The production of milk and meat of ungulates (144553)
Jelena Ramljak
60
(40+14+6)
6 Management of domestic animals reproduction (144449)
Antun Kostelić
60
(40+20+0)
6 Water fowl and ostrich breeding (157811)
Dalibor Bedeković
60
(40+8+12)
6 Health aspects of meat and milk production (98398)
Antun Kostelić
60
(40+20+0)
ECTS Elective course: Grupa 3 (14521)
=> Required number of ECTS credits: 6
Teach. hrs
3 English language 2 (144579)
Tina Kužić
30
(15+15+0)
3 Information systems in agriculture (144070)
Vitomir Grbavac
30
(15+0+15)
6 Management of SMEs in agribusiness (144068)
Josip Juračak
60
(24+20+16)
6 Project management and projects in agribusiness (87428)
Branka Šakić Bobić
60
(30+20+10)

4. SEMESTER

ECTS Compulsory course
=> Required number of ECTS credits: 28
Teach. hrs
28 Master thesis - Production and procesing of meat (169301) 0
(++)

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 animal sciences and production and processing of meat. The objective is to enable students to participate in research in the field of sustainable and environmentally friendly animal production as well as in production and processing of meat as one of the most important product of animal origin, conducted at higher education institutions and scientific institutes and to continue education at the postgraduate study level. Furthermore, students are trained for various jobs in the field of animal science within a large number of professional and scientific institutions, such as Ministry of Agriculture, Croatian Extension Service and other state agencies and within the farms and meat processors (meat industry). Moreover, the objective is to train students and provide opportunity to start self-employment on their own family farms that will be successful on the livestock or meat production market.

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1st semester
Biochemistry - selected chapters + + +                        
Biology of digestion and metabolism   + + +               + + + +
Basics of growth of domestic animals + +       +   + +            
Cattle breeding and beef production systems + + + +   + + + +   + + + + +
Growing and production systems of poultry meat and eggs + + + +   + + + + + + + + + +
Goat breeding and goat meat production systems +   +     +   +     +   +    
Sheep breeding and sheep meat production systems +   + +   +   + +   +   +    
2nd semester
Master thesis – Seminar     +       + +   +         +
Meat processing equipment and facilities   + +   + +       +     + + +
Evaluation of carcass and meat quality   +   + + + + + +     + + + +
Pig breeding and production systems   +   +   +       + + +     +
3rd semester
Fermented meat products   + + +   + +   + +     +    
Traineeship - Production and processing of meat       + + +     +   +   +    
Professional project - Production and processing of meat   +   + + +   + + +   +     +
Heat-treated meat products   +   + + +   +         + + +
4th semester
Master thesis - Production and procesing of meat + + + + + + + + + + + + + + +
  1. Identify the position of agriculture in general, especially in the field of livestock and production of animal origin food as the primary human activity and basis of agricultural profession in a broader sense
  2. Use the acquired theoretical and practical learning abilities in the acquisition of new knowledge in the field of animal science
  3. Recognize the important developments in the field of animal breeding and production of animal products
  4. Apply acquired knowledge and skills to perform the tasks in the organization and administration of organizations and agencies in the field of livestock and animal products production
  5. Participate in the design of various facilities in the production of meat and meat products
  6. Analyse specific problems in practice and solve them, in new situations, on the basis of acquired knowledge and skills
  7. Evaluate the conclusions of scientific and technical papers in the field of production and processing of meat
  8. Present the modern trends in the field of animal breeding and production of animal products
  9. Participate in research activities in their areas with laboratory and field work
  10. Use modern information and communication technology in daily work
  11. Lead programs in the field of animal production and traffic of livestock products and equipment in livestock production
  12. Independently collect data, analyse and statistically process it, and participate in the writing of scientific and professional papers
  13. Organize and manage the processes of animal production and production of animal products
  14. Conduct practical and theoretical education in vocational schools and polytechnics
  15. Attain the level of knowledge and skills for continuing education in the field of animal and related sciences