Official Master's degree for the pork industry

Official Master's degree - everything about the pi

Swine Health and Production

UDL - Universitat de Lleida. Màsters Oficials
In Lleida (Spain)

Price on request

Important information

  • Master
  • Lleida (Spain)
  • Duration:
    1 Year
  • When:
    October
Description

Official one-year Master with either a professional (including one module of external professional fieldwork) or research-based orientation. UAB, the University of Zaragoza and UCM also participate. This is the eighth year of this veteran Master's degree.

Important information

Requirements: European bachelor's degree or equivalent, accredited if obtained outside the EU.

Nationally recognised qualification: Official University Master's degree - Ministry of Education

Venues

Where and when

Starts Location
October
Lleida
Lleida, Spain
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What you'll learn on the course

Health Management
Structural conditions of pork production
Functional component of pork production
Optimisation of pork production

Course programme

Module 1: Structural conditioners (10 ECTS)

  • Introduction (1.5 ECTS) 
  • Housing, installations and equipment (4 ECTS) 
  • The pig's well-being (1.5 ECTS) 
  • Pig biotechnology and genetic improvement (3 ECTS)

Module 2: Functional component of pork production (10 ECTS)

  • Nutrition and feeding strategies for pigs (5 ECTS)
  • Reproduction technology and handling the animals (5 ECTS)

Module 3: Optimisation of pork production (10 ECTS)

  • Technical management: (4 ECTS)
  • Economic management: (2 ECTS)
  • Environmental management (1 ECTS)
  • Human resources management (1 ECTS)
  • Quality of the final product and food safety (2 ECTS)

Module 4: Health management (15 ECTS)

  • Health basics (4 ECTS)
  • Illnesses affecting pigs (5 ECTS)
  • Diagnosis: (4 ECTS)
  • Iberian, illnesses and farm practices (2 ECTS)

Module 5: Specialising in work experience (15 ECTS)

  • Immersion in pork production farming
  • Introduction to assessing pork production
  • Final Master's project