ANIMAL BREEDING TECHNIQUES AND DOG TRAINING Degree Program Profile
Bachelor Degree in ANIMAL BREEDING TECHNIQUES AND DOG TRAINING
EHEA First Cycle; EQF Level 6
Number of Years/credits
3 years; 180 ECTS
Mode of Study
*All Degree Programmes are planned and organised for full-time students. It is possible, however (without special arrangements), to proceed through the course of study at one's own rhythm. This makes it possible, if necessary, to accommodate employment or other non-university activities or obligations.
Name of Course Director and other contact information
President of the Degree Course Council:
Prof. CLAUDIO SIGHIERI
Department of SCIENZE VETERINARIE
Internationalization Coordinator (CAI):
Prof. Luigi Intorre
Language of Teaching
Certificate of completion of Italian upper secondary school or equivalent foreign qualification.
Possible assessment prior knowledge and competences
Obligatory entrance exam for orientation purposes (non-selective).
Required knowledge and competences support programmes
Students who do not pass the entrance exam are required to take specific courses and/or complete extra reading to prepare for the programme.
The Bachelor of Science in Technologies of animal breeding and dog training aims at the training of technician figures qualified to work in the following sectors: a) animal production; b) animal health and well-being; c) technical management of dog training; d) the knowledge about the correct relation with dogs.
Graduates will be able to carry out technical and professional tasks in the animal production sector and in the related technologies
Key Learning Outcomes
The graduate of the Programme will be able to demonstrate:
- an essential knowledge on basic sciences in perspective of their future professional application;
- a deep knowledge of prevention and control of infectious and parasitic diseases in animals especially of dogs;
- the knowledge of animal nutrition and of the breeding technologies;
- the knowledge of dog health indicators;
- the advanced knowledge of the dog training;
- the ability to evaluate the general health condition, diseases and welfare of animals;
- the deep knowledge of zoonotic and foodborne diseases and their analysis and management
Occupational Profile/s of Graduates
Employment opportunities exist for graduates in the following areas:
• Dog training schools
• Kennels and dog pounds
• Educational school projects
• Livestock management
• Animal welfare organisations
• Dog feed industry
Access to further study
The Laurea Degree in PEDIGREE DOG BREEDING AND ANIMAL EDUCATION TECHNIQUES normally gives direct access to the corresponding Second Cycle degree programme. It also gives access to some other Second Cycle degree programmes, in which case extra work may be necessary for admission.
Assessment methods, examination regulations, and grading
Assessment is normally by means of an oral or written examination; in some cases there are intermediate exams during the course; other elements (participation in discussion, written or oral reports, comment of texts etc. ) are foreseen in specific course units and are described in the Course Unit Profiles.
The grading system for the course units consists of 30 possible points, plus 'lode' (cum laude) in case of excellence. Marks are given by the lecturer on the basis of performance as ascertained in a public examination by a board of at least two teachers. Main exam sessions are held in June/July; September; and January; students may resit exams**. Actual grading curves differ in different degree programmes. The University of Pisa provides an ECTS Grading Table, which shows the actual distribution, of examination and final grades among students of each degree programme, in order to facilitate comparison with other grading systems. ---> Link to ECTS Grading Table
An overall mark is given on occasion of the 'Final Exam', when a written research text is presented and discussed. The final overall mark is calculated on the results of the marks obtained in the single course units and the final exam, and is based on 110 possible points, with the possible further mention of honours ("lode" or cum laude).
**The exam sessions are organised in sessions (the dates vary according to the Department and are published in the Department's academic calendar). In each session there are a certain number of 'appelli' [calls], or dates on which the examination for each course unit may be taken. The 'appelli' are fixed by the teacher. The student chooses which of the appelli he or she wishes to respond to. In most cases it is obligatory to sign up before the specified date.
Requirements (regulations) to obtain the qualification
The final dissertation, to which 5 ECTS are allocated, must demonstrate the knowledge of the above mentioned professional skills.