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    05-552 Magdalenka, Poland

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Education program

Education program at the Doctoral School of Animal Sciences and Food Safety

§ 1.

  1. The Doctoral School of Animal Sciences and Food Safety, hereinafter referred to as the "School", is jointly created by the Consortium's Partners, i.e. the Institute of Genetics and Animal Breeding of the Polish Academy of Sciences in Jastrzębiec, being the Coordinating Unit - Leader and the State Veterinary Institute - National Institute Research in Puławy.
  2. Education at the School lasts 4 (four) years and is conducted in two disciplines: (1) animal science and fisheries (IGBZ PAN) and (2) veterinary medicine (PIWET-PIB), belonging to the field of agricultural sciences.
  3. The conditions and mode of recruitment, training program, learning outcomes for qualifications at level 8 of the PRK (Polish Qualifications Framework) and methods of their verification are common for both Consortium Partners.

§ 2.

Education at the School includes:

  1. conducting scientific research and preparing a doctoral dissertation,
  2. acquiring and expanding knowledge in the field of scientific discipline and related disciplines in the field of agricultural and other sciences,
  3. expanding and acquiring new skills in the field of scientific discipline and related disciplines in the field of agricultural and other sciences, including the presentation of results of scientific research,
  4. acquiring social competences, useful in scientific and implementation work, and necessary for functioning and cooperation with representatives of other social groups.

§ 3.

  1. Education at the School is carried out in English. In the absence of English-speaking people, the classes are conducted in Polish.
  2. Education at the School includes:
  1. Compulsory classes (135 h, 14 ETCS),
  2. Optional classes (22 ECTS),
  3. Scientific seminars (60 h, 4 ECTS),
  4. Non-specialization classes (20 ECTS).
  1. Compulsory classes include:

No.

Subject

Number of lecture hours / number of hours of practical classes

Form of examination

Number of ECTS points

1.1.

Major subject:

30

Final exam

2

1.1.1

General and molecular genetics

 

 

 

1.1.2

Food toxicology and microbiology

 

 

 

1.2

Specialist language course

0/30

Final exam

3

1.3

Statistical modeling in scientific research

15/15

Final exam

2

1.4

Patents and intellectual property protection

5/0

positive assessment

1

1.5

Research funding

15/0

positive assessment

2

1.6

Writing scientific articles

15/0

positive assessment

2

1.7

Ethics and law in science

5/0

positive assessment

1

1.8

Bibliometry in research work

5/0

positive assessment

1

 

In total

135

 

14

 

  1. Optional classes include:

No.

Subject

Number of lecture hours

Form of examination

Number of ECTS points

2.1

Molecular biology techniques

15

positive assessment

2

2.2

In vitro techniques

15

positive assessment

2

2.3

Cell and tissue imaging

15

positive assessment

2

2.4.

Fundamentals of transcriptomics, proteomics and metabolomics

30

positive assessment

2

2.5

Animal physiology

30

positive assessment

2

2.6

Bioinformatics

20

positive assessment

2

2.7

Alternative methods to animal testing used in toxicology

10

positive assessment

2

2.8

Genomic sequencing of pathogens in food and data analysis

10

positive assessment

2

2.9

Modern methods of instrumental analysis in food toxicology

15

positive assessment

2

2.10

Risk assessment in food infections

10

positive assessment

2

2.11

Risk assessment in food contamination

10

positive assessment

2

 

In total

 

 

22

 

  1. As part of scientific seminars, a PhD student at the School:
  1. presents his scientific project during the reporting session of PhD students of the School (obligatory twice during the course of education at the School) – 1 ECTS,
  2. participates in scientific seminars organized in IGBZ and / or PIWET-PIB – 2 ECTS,
  3. participates in scientific sessions, lectures, paper meetings of scientific societies, etc. – 1 ECTS
  1. Non-specialization classes include:

 

ECTS points

Maximum number of ECTS points during the course of education at the School

Managing your own research project,

2

2

Foreign scientific internship,

2

2

National scientific internship,

1

1

Participation in the B+R (Research + Development) project,

2

2

Active participation in the scientific conference,

1

3

Authorship of a scientific publication in the journal from the A list

4

8

Participation in activities promoting science

1

2

In total

 

20

 

  1. During the 4 years of education at the School, a PhD student is obliged to accumulate at least 34 ECTS points, including at least 9 ECTS points obtained in total from passing optional classes and at least 10 ECTS points obtained in total from extra-specialized classes offered by the School.
  2. Compulsory, optional and scientific seminars may be carried out as part of summer and/or winter schools.

§ 4.

Any doubts regarding interpretation arising from this educational program or issues not covered therein shall be settled by agreement of the Directors of Consortium Partners.