Vergleichende Betrachtung des Stundenanteils der Fächer Genetik, Tierzucht und der landwirtschaftlichen Betriebslehre in Curricula tiermedizinischer Bildungsstätten in EU-Ländern und der Schweiz.
Comparative analysis of the amount of teaching hours for the subjects genetics, animal breeding and agriculture in curricula of veterinary educational institutions in EU countries and the Switzerland
Diplomarbeit, Vet. Med. Univ. Wien, pp. 74.
study, the supply of veterinary educational institutions in EU countries and the Switzerland
in relation to the subjects Genetics, Animal Breeding and
Agriculture/ Rural Economics
was comparatively examined to confirm the hypothesis,
that there is a north-south gradient in Europe.
currently valid curricula of 74
educational institutions from 26
countries were analysed. Based on those, ECTS points or semester periods per week were
determined for each subject. To compare the results, the proportion of each subject
was calculated on the total amount of hours of each educational institution an expressed in percent.
In proportion to the total number of lessons, the ratio of the subject Genetics is with an average of 1.5
cent of all countries the highest, followed by the subject Animal Breeding with 1.3 percent and
the subject Agriculture
with 0.6 percent.
The subject Genetics was offered at all
educational institutions, the share of
the total number of lessons is
0.4 to 3.8 per
countries with best results were Finland, the Switzerland and Belgium. There was no
clear north-south gradient detected, as
some central and northern European countries were well above average.
The subject Animal Breeding was not offered in 4 countries, in the remaining 22
countries, the proportion to the total number of lessons ranged from 0.2
to 3.8 percent. The southern European countries I
taly, Greece, Croatia and Spain were far above average. A clear south-north gradient in Europe for the subject Animal Breeding could be detected.
The subject Agriculture/ Rural Economics was not offered in 9 countries, in the remaining 17
countries, the proportion to the
total number of lessons ranged from 0.1
to 2.3 percent. Spain achieved the highest result. Overall there is a
south-north gradient, as some countries are exceptions.
Consequently, the hypothesis of having an European south-north gradient in the
subjects of Genetics, Animal Breeding and Agriculture/ Rural Economics, is
clearly confirmed only for the subject of Animal Breeding.