The specific competencies of the licensed study programs in the second cycle study derive from the teaching modules of the study core of the scientific fields in which these programs are based, and from the specialist teaching modules within the scientific fields and narrower scientific areas that are studied. A significant part of the specific competences derives from the content of the elective program, research program and papers (required: specialist-diploma approach paper and master's paper), which the student is obliged to prepare and defend during this study.
Study program "Sanitary engineering" - specific competencies
In the World Health Organization's global strategy for health and ecology (WHO Global Strategy for Health and Environment, WHO, Geneva, 1993) emphasized the health consequences of the interaction of harmful physical, chemical and biological factors, as well as negative social factors on the health of the population. In that strategy, the lack of appropriate personnel is emphasized and the need to strengthen national capacities in the development of personnel capable of harmonizing the relationship between the natural environment, sustainable development and public health is highlighted.
Students of the second cycle of sanitary engineering are provided with additional knowledge in specialist scientific areas that significantly affect public health, such as: improving the quality of drinking water, waste management and soil protection from pollution, health provision of food and foodstuffs, prevention of air pollution, including reduction of pollutant emissions, workplace prevention and improvement of housing and living conditions in settlements and local communities. The interaction of the environment and public health is a complex problem, the solution of which requires adequately trained experts at the specialist and/or master's level.
Through specialist modules, students can also acquire interdisciplinary knowledge related to the management of the natural environment and sustainable development, integrating the fields of development economics and economic modeling with narrower scientific fields of natural, bio-technical, social, cultural and information specialist disciplines in order to define an environment that is "friendly oriented" and humanely profiled in relation to the needs of local and regional communities, but also prospective in relation to the future needs of the descendants of those communities.
Sanitary engineers in the study of the second cycle acquire additional competencies in the field of sanitary supervision of drinking water supply and disposal of waste materials, transportation of foodstuffs and food, storage and sale of foodstuffs; supervision of poison traffic; supervision of technological processes of the food industry, control and monitoring of air quality, control of the production and circulation of items of general use, supervision of disinfection, disinsection and pest control procedures. Sanitary engineers in the study of the second cycle receive additional specific competencies related to various complex procedures of analysis of environmental factors.
Additional competencies related to an interdisciplinary approach and improved communication and managerial skills of students, enable further professional development in the work of the sanitary inspectorate and the state border sanitary inspectorate, experts in public health issues, ecological assessment of production and risk factors in the manipulation, storage and transport of poisons, respectively. dangerous substances. Students are also trained for complex jobs in the laboratories of food manufacturers, respectively. of toxic substances, as well as in the laboratories of public sanitary services.
With a modular teaching approach, specialist and interdisciplinary knowledge gained during the second cycle study, as well as by deepening fundamental knowledge in the field of bio-technologies, students are trained for "Environmental management" or. management of sustainable natural resources focused on management of renewable and alternative energy sources, management and protection of water, air and soil, integral management of natural, economic and socio-cultural elements of local and regional communities and their natural environment in their interaction and synthesis, management of quality of life, management of self-sustaining technologies (such as organic agriculture and prevention of genetic pollution), and management of self-sustaining public services.
Master's studies of the second cycle focus on subjects that deepen knowledge with possible orientations, either in the vertical direction, where students enter the depth of the subject area of study of the first cycle, or in the horizontal direction, which means that students add new subject areas of sanitary engineering and public health to to their second cycle studies, or they go for diversification or interdisciplinary study, which means the inclusion of subjects and areas that are not directly related to sanitary engineering, such as management in the sanitary field, balenology, application of modern technologies in the field of health care and in laboratory practice, medical-laboratory engineering, etc. The master's program contains a core thesis component that usually includes one or more areas in the parent areas of sanitary engineering.
The specific competencies of the study program of the second cycle of Sanitary Engineering studies are based on the superstructure of the core, more specialized knowledge, of the study program of the first cycle of Sanitary Engineering studies.
Study program: Sanitary engineering (knowledge objectives; skill objectives; study descriptors; ability objectives; competences)