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Veterinary Animal Nutrition and Nutritional Diseases Master Programme
Qualification Awarded

Specialist

Level of Qualification

Master's degree

Objectives

Masters Degree in Animal Nutrition and Nutritional Diseases objectives are  to train qualified and knowledgeable graduates,  to increase the number of academic staff and specialized professional staff. Deparmants basic aim is train experts who have knowlage and resarch skills with scientific thinking ability.  

Specific Admission Requirements

Master's Degree Programme of Veterinary Animal Nutrition and Nutritional Diseases is considered related fields of the graduates of Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Faculty of Agriculture (livestock), Chemical Engineering, Chemistry and Biology, Faculty of Arts and Sciences.

Specific Arrangements for Recognition of Prior Learning

Tranfered students which are enrolled in Master's program of Animal Nutrition and Nutritional Diseases, could request the recognition of courses which they had managed from precious programs. To do this, they must submit their transcript and course content with a petition in the  first week of registration year. 

Qualification Requirements and Regulations

Masters Degree in Animal Nutrition and Nutritional Diseases consists of a total of not less than 21 national credits (120 ECTS), at least seven courses,  one seminar course and thesis work.

Profile of The Programme

Department of Animal Nutrition and Nutritional Diseases has been operating under the umbrella of the Mehmet Akif Ersoy University of Veterinary Medicine since the establishment of the University in 1996, while it was connected the University of the Mediterranean since 1992. Currently, Mehmet Akif Ersoy University, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine Department of Animal Nutrition and Nutritional Diseases has 2 professor, 2 associate professor,  and 1 research asistant. There are a total of 5 faculty members. Department of Animal Nutrition and Nutritional Diseases deals with feeding of all animals having socio-economic importance, feedstuffs, nutritional diesases, feed hygiene and its tecnology.The program in the field of Animal Nutrition and Nutritional Diseases includes many basic science courses, and provides preparation for doctoral studies.  

Program Learning Outcomes
After successful completion of this program, the students will be able to;
 1-  Students who complete this program, will have learnt on forage and their properties.
 2-  Completing this program, students acquire skills related to animal nutrition.
 3-  Students who complete this program, acquires the ability to feed formulation.
 4-  Completing this program, students acquire skills related to nutritional diseases.
 5-  Students who complete this program, will have learnt on consantrate feeds and their properties.
 6-  Students who complete this program, will have learnt on feed additives and their properties.
 7-  Students who complete this program, will have learnt on antinutritional factors and their properties.
 8-  Students who complete this program, will have learnt about the issue of the biotechnology application in the field of animal nutrition.
 9-  Students who complete this program, will have learnt to feed analysis.
 10-  Students who complete this program, will have learnt to feed technology.
 11-  Students who complete this program, will have learnt to feed hygiene.
 12-  Students who complete this program, will have learnt on alternative feedstuffs and their properties.
 13-  Completing this program, students acquire skills related to horse nutrition.
 14-  Completing this program, students acquire skills related to chicken nutrition.
 15-  Completing this program, students acquire skills related to fish nutrition.
 16-  Completing this program, students acquire skills related to goose, duck and turkey nutrition.
 17-  Completing this program, students acquire skills related to nutrition of laboratory animals.
 18-  Completing this program, students acquire skills related to goat nutrition.
 19-  Completing this program, students acquire skills related to cat and dog nutrition.
 20-  Completing this program, students acquire skills related to swine nutrition.
 21-  Completing this program, students acquire skills related to sheep nutrition.
Occupational Profiles of Graduates

Veterinary Animal Nutrition and Nutritional Diseases graduate program trained students at the end of this training, is specialized in the field of animal nutrition and nutritional diseases. They could find the opportunity of working in the area of public sector, private sector and Universities. 

Access to Further Studies

Graduate students of Animal Nutrition and Nutritional Diseases can continue their phD education  after completing master's degree.

Examination Regulations, Assesment and Grading

All exams and other activities are graded based on 100 points. The midterm and final exams represent 40% and 60% of the final grade, respectively. However, a student who gets a grade below 30 out of 100 is graded as FF. A student obtaining one of the grades of (AA), (BA), (BB), (CB), (CC), (G), and (B) is considered successful in that course. To enter exams, students must meet following requirements that are specifically outlined in “Mehmet Akif Ersoy University Regulation for Vocational and Undergraduate Education and Examination”:

a) Enrolment for the course in question, 
b) At least 70% attendance of the course, 
c) At least 80% attendance of the practices in the course, 
d) Successfully completing practical projects. 
Other matters related to learning and exams are given in “Mehmet Akif Ersoy University Regulation for Vocational and Undergraduate Education and Examination”.

Grade conversion is carried out from the 100 grade scale into the Letter grade scale and 4 point grade scale using the table given below for Bachelor’s Degree Programs at Mehmet Akif Ersoy University.

Grade in Points Grade in Letters Grade in Points Status 90-100 AA 4,00 Successful 80-89 BA 3,50 Successful 70-79 BB 3,00 Successful 65-69 CB 2,50 Successful 60-64 CC 2,25 Successful 55-59 DC 1,75 Fail* 50-54 DD 1,25 Fail* 40-49 FD 0,75 Fail <= 39 FF 0,00 Fail - F1 0,00 Not Attended

*A student with a (DC) or (DD) grade is considered successful if they had a yearly Grade Point Average (GPA) of minimum 2.25 in the given year.
G: Successful in non-credited courses, internship, industry based training, professional orientation program, and the practice, 
K: Unsuccessful in non-credited courses, internship, industry based training, professional orientation program, and the practice,
M: Exempt,
B: Successful.
Graduation Requirements

The requirements to graduate fromMaster Degree are to complete 120 ECTS credit hours including at least seven courses the credit of which is above 21 National Credits, a seminar and thesis study.

Mode of Study
Part - Time
ECTS Coordinator

Yrd. Doç. Dr. Hıdır GÜMÜŞ

Contact

Mehmet Akif Ersoy Üniversitesi
Veteriner Fakültesi, Hayvan Besleme ve Beslenme Hastalıkları Anabilim Dalı,
15030-BURDUR.
E-posta: hgumus@mehmetakif.edu.tr
Tel: 0 248 213 2143

Course & Program Outcomes Matrix
Course Unit Title P1 P2 P3 P4 P5 P6 P7 P8 P9 P10 P11 P12 P13 P14 P15 P16 P17 P18 P19 P20 P21
Alternative feedstuffs 3 2 2 2 2 5
Antinutritional factors in feeds 5
Application of statical methods in scientific researchs 1 1
Basic feed information 5 5 5 5 4 4 3 4
Basic principles and techniques of ration preparation 2 5 1
Basic principles of chicken nutrition 5 4 4 2 2 4 5
Basic principles of dairy cows nutrition 3 5 5 5 3 3 3 1 1
Calf nutrition 5 5 3 1 2 1 1
Effect of feeding on reproductive performance in ruminants 5 5 4 4
Elective Lectures
Fattening Cattle Nutrition 2 5 4 4 2 4
Feed additives 5
Feed Hygiene 1 1 1 1 1 1 3 5
Feeding of cats and dogs 3 3 2 2 5
Feeding of goose, duck and turkey 3 3 2 2 5
Feeding of horses 2 4 4 4 1 1 1 1 1 5
Feeding of laboratory animals 3 3 2 5
Fish nutrition 4 3 2 5
Goat feeding 3 3 3 3 1 5
Main Nutrients and Their Metabolisms 1 2 2 1 2 2 2 1
Master's Degree Thesis Work 4
Nutrient analysis in feeds 5
Nutrition and nutritional diseases of pigs 5 4 4 2 2 2 2 5
Nutritional diseases of ruminants 5 4
Processing of feeds and feed technology 5
Scientific research techniques, article writing and ethics
Seminar 3
Sheep feeding 3 5 4 4 1 5
Specialization Course 1 2
Specialization Courses 4
specification course 2 3 3 3
Supervisorship 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
The main nutritional diseases of monogastrics 2 4 2 2 2
Evaluation Questionnaires
 THE OVERALL EVALUATION OF THE COURSE V. Good Good Average Poor V. Poor No Idea
 1. Stating the content and objectives at the beginning of the course
 2. Supplementing the course with current issues
 3. The clarity of the exam questions and their appropriateness to the course
 4. The contribution of the course to your knowledge and skills
 5. Access to the course sources
 6. The relativeness of the course compared to the other courses in the department
 7. The selection of the sources according to the objectives of the course
 8. The contribution of the assignments to the course
 
 THE EVALUATION OF THE INSTRUCTOR Very Good Good Average Poor Very Poor No Idea
 1. The way the instructor handles the course
 2. The instructor's competence in answering the questions in the class
 3. The instructor's encouragement to take part in the class by allowing different ideas and comments
 4. The instructor's preparation for the class
 5. The efficient use of class time
 6. The instructor's in-class management
 7. The instructor's objective evaluation of the exams and assignments
 8. The instructor's punctual and regular attendance
 9. The instructor's rapport with the students
 10. The availability of the instructor’s time except for the class time and the sufficiency of the time s/he allocates to you
 
 LEVEL OF THE CONTRIBUTION OF COURSE OUTCOMES TO PROGRAMME COMPETENCIES 5 4 3 2 1 X
Graduates who successfully complete this program;
 1. have high level information and skills supported by the course books that include the most recent information, application equipment and other scientific sources related to education technologies, teaching profession, general information and basic sciences; use these informations and skills in daily life and in jobs,
 2. examine and evaluate concepts about education technology and teaching profession, ideas and data with scientific methods; diagnose, analyze and discuss complicated problems and subjects; develop suggestions based on scientific discoveries and evidences,
 3. inform the audiences who are not expert and do not have information about education technology and teaching profession; express related ideas about these problems and solutions with written and oral,
 4. have learning to learn, self control, critical thinking, creative thinking skills and perform independent studies related to study field,
 5. get responsibilities and try to produce solutions when faced with unexpected and complicated cases in applications of education technologies and teaching professions,
 6. know students’ interests, wishes and needs; know social, cultural and economic properties of families and environment; plan, apply and manage learning and teaching process suitable for these properties; get students active participation in learning process,
 7. know information about education technologies and teaching professions and comprehend adequately; have information about foreign language in level of communicating with professional colleagues,
 8. have information about computer software and hardware in level of teaching computer and information and communication technologies courses and supporting other teachers; use information and communication technologies,
 9. consider social, scientific and ethic values in levels of gathering data, analyzing, interpreting, announcing when doing teaching professions or working in private sector, being researcher or source of data,
 10. continuously try to develop with doing self assessment; be on new information and ideas ; play affective role in developing of themselves and their intuition; know and behave according to the laws about their job, main values and principles, know the rights about job security and social security; have conscious about protecting social values and environment,
 11. evaluate students’ improvement and learning, get students to evaluate themselves and other students; use the results of evaluation for better instruction; share the results with student, family, managers and teachers.

 WORKLOAD DETERMINATION - ECTS
 1. Your percentage of attendance
 2. Did you do any preparations for this course? (except some activites like quiz, homework, labs,mid-term exams, final exams)

    

a. If yes, preparation time per week (hour)

 3. Did you do any assignments as a part of this course?

    

a. If yes, number of the assignments done

b. Average time spent in preparing the assignment (hour)

 4. Did you prepare any presentations or seminars as a part of this course?

    

a. If yes, number of the presentation/seminar done

b. Average time spent in preparing each presentation/seminar (hour)

 5. Did you take a midterm exam in this course?

    

a. If yes,number of the mid-term exams you done

b. The average time you spent on preparing for each mid-term exam (hour)

 6. Did you make any projects as a part of this course?

    

a. If yes, number of the projects done

b. The average time you spent on doing each project (hour)

 7. Did you attend any laboratory work as a part of this course?

    

a.If yes, number of the laboratory works you attended

b.The average time you spent on each work (hour)

 8. Did you attend any field surveys as a part of this course?

    

a. If yes, number of field surveys you attended

b. If yes, the average time you spent on each survey (hour)

 9. Did you take the final exam of this course?

    

a. If yes, the average time you spent on the final exam (hour)

 

   1stYear (Fall Semester)
 Course Code Course Title Type of Course N.C.* ECTS
  03ENOD102 Scientific research techniques, article writing and ethics Required 2 3
  03VHB1400 Supervisorship Required 0 2
  03VHB1102 Main Nutrients and Their Metabolisms Required 2 3
  03VHB1101 Basic feed information Required 2 3
  03VHB1600 Specialization Course 1 Required 0 6
- Elective Lectures   6 10
    Total : 12 27


   1stYear (Spring Semester)
 Course Code Course Title Type of Course N.C.* ECTS
  03ENOD101 Application of statical methods in scientific researchs Required 1,5 3
  03VHB1400 Supervisorship Required 0 2
  03VHB1500 Seminar Required 0 6
  03VHB1600 specification course 2 Required 0 6
- Elective Lectures   6 10
    Total : 7 27
    Annual Total : 19 54


   2ndYear (Fall Semester)
 Course Code Course Title Type of Course N.C.* ECTS
  03VHB1400 Supervisorship Required 0 2
  03VHB1600 Specialization Courses Required 0 6
  03VHB1700 Master's Degree Thesis Work Required 0 22
    Total : 0 30


   2ndYear (Spring Semester)
 Course Code Course Title Type of Course N.C.* ECTS
  03VHB1400 Supervisorship Required 0 2
  03VHB1600 Specialization Courses Required 0 6
  03VHB1700 Master's Degree Thesis Work Required 0 22
    Total : 0 30
    Annual Total : 0 60




  Electives
 Course Code Course Title Type of Course N.C.* ECTS
  03VHB1201 Feed Hygiene Elective 1 2
  03VHB1217 Alternative feedstuffs Elective 2 3
  03VHB1208 Feeding of horses Elective 1 2
  03VHB1213 Fish nutrition Elective 2 3
  03VHB1204 Fattening Cattle Nutrition Elective 3 4
  03VHB1218 Calf nutrition Elective 2 3
  03VHB1215 Nutrition and nutritional diseases of pigs Elective 1 2
  03VHB1211 Feeding of goose, duck and turkey Elective 2 3
  03VHB1206 Goat feeding Elective 2 3
  03VHB1207 Feeding of cats and dogs Elective 2 3
  03VHB1205 Sheep feeding Elective 2 3
  03VHB1212 Feeding of laboratory animals Elective 1 2
  03VHB1219 Basic principles and techniques of ration preparation Elective 3 5
  03VHB1216 Effect of feeding on reproductive performance in ruminants Elective 2 3
  03VHB1209 Nutritional diseases of ruminants Elective 2 3
  03VHB1220 Basic principles of dairy cows nutrition Elective 2 3
  03VHB1221 Basic principles of chicken nutrition Elective 2 3
  03VHB1210 The main nutritional diseases of monogastrics Elective 2 3
  03VHB1203 Feed additives Elective 2 3
  03VHB1214 Antinutritional factors in feeds Elective 1 2
  03VHB1222 Nutrient analysis in feeds Elective 3 5
  03VHB1202 Processing of feeds and feed technology Elective 3 4
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