Animal Hygiene and Environment

The graduate acquires extensive professional knowledge in several areas of the study programme or field of study, which is used as a basis for conducting research and development in the field of animal and environmental hygiene. It focuses on acquiring the latest theoretical knowledge and new scientific methods and practical skills based on the current state of scientific knowledge in particular areas of animal and environmental hygiene.

It builds on the knowledge acquired through second-level studies at veterinary and medical faculties (universities), as well as at pharmaceutical, natural sciences and other faculties of medicine and natural sciences. On this basis, the principles of education in the 3rd stage are based on the acquisition of knowledge in the areas of livestock and pet animal husbandry, toxicology, the environment from the point of view of its protection, the impact of biological (microorganisms, parasites, pests), physical (radiation, noise, etc.) and chemical pollution on the individual components of the environment or ecosystems. Particular attention is paid to knowledge in the field of zoohygiene (hygiene of animal husbandry), toxicology, ecotoxicology, radiobiology, animal welfare, veterinary ethology, the production of quality or safe feed and fodder and the system of organic farming. It also focuses on acquiring the latest knowledge in the study of investigative, analytical, mathematical and statistical methods applied in scientific work and in the risk assessment of physical, biological and chemical factors on animals and the environment.

The graduate of the study programme Animal Hygiene and the Environment is qualified to perform highly qualified activities in the state administration, research, veterinary care, environmental protection, organization of organic agriculture, organization of organic and health-safe breeding of domestic and wild animals as well as bees. Graduates focusing on the field of animal and environmental hygiene will improve their predisposition and are able to perform, among other things, expert activities at the highest level and act as specialists or highly educated experts studying the issues of environmental protection, animal breeding and health, quality and health safety of food, feed, organic farming and veterinary medicines, etc.

Academics in the field of animal hygiene, animal health and animal health

The focus of the professional profiling of the graduate of the SP Animal Hygiene and Environment is orientation to mastering the functions of a public veterinarian or an expert in theoretical-cognitive, methodological and political-practical level. Based on the knowledge of theoretical possibilities, practical skills, methodological skills, graduates will be able to solve existing problems in the field of environmental protection and remediation, in the field of healthy ecological animal husbandry with minimal impact on the environment, to minimize the negative impacts of animal husbandry while promoting its benefits on the environment, to assess and minimize the risks of physical, biological and chemical factors at the current level of scientific knowledge.

The graduate can formulate scientific problems (experimental, health, legal, environmental, ethical and other societal aspects) conduct creative and independent research in his/her field and independently present the results of his/her work in internationally accepted journals or present them at scientific events. The results of creative work not only contribute to the development of science and scientific knowledge, but their appropriate scientific value enables their application in human and veterinary medicine and agriculture.



Prospects of graduates

A graduate of the study programme Animal Hygiene and Environment can apply as an expert in basic and applied research of the relevant focus, in state administration bodies, in the Department of Agriculture and Environment.



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Conditions of admission

Completion of the Second Level of Higher Education studies in relevant field in accordance to PhD study (Master/Doctoral degree in Veterinary or Animal Sciences, Natural Sciences or related sciences);

English - language skills in written and spoken at proficient level;

Acceptance is based on successfully passing the entrance exams



Additional information

Acceptance of an applicant to doctoral studies without an admission procedure is not possible!



Conditions for international students

Completion of the Second Level of Higher Education studies in relevant field in accordance to PhD study (Master/Doctoral degree in Veterinary or Animal Sciences, Natural Sciences or related sciences);

English - language skills in written and spoken at proficient level;

Acceptance is based on successfully passing the entrance exams



Coordinator for students with specific needs

Doc. MVDr. Zuzana Kostecká, PhD.

zuzana.kostecka@uvlf.sk



Form of entrance exam

Written test in a foreign language (English)

Oral exam



Tests

Written test in a foreign language (English) lasting 60 minutes.



  • Apply the application for study

    14.04.2023 - 15.06.2023

  • Performance of the entrance exam

    03.07.2023 - 03.07.2023

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Anticipated number of applicants to be accepted
3


Annual tuition fees
Standard length of study: 5000 €
Study longer than the standard length of study program, parallel studies: 5000 €

The fee for admission procedure
application form: 30 €

Billing information

Account: University of Veterinary Medicine and Pharmacy in Košice, Komenského 73, 041 81 Košice
Bank: State Treasury, Radlinského 32, 810 05 Bratislava 15, Slovakia
Account Number: 7000072225/8180
IBAN: SK42 8180 0000 0070 0007 2225
SWIFT: SPSRSKBA
Constant Symbol: 0968
Variable Symbol: 72225 + "first and last name" to be entered in the memo for the payee
(VS - Variable Symbol and the details in the memo are used to allocate the payment to the admissions applicant, so please include them when making the payment)

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Detail of the study program

 
 
The first three years of your studies could be funded by a scholarship of up to €9,000. More information

Detail of the study program

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Last update: 27.03.2023 16:23

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