- Has sufficient basic scientific knowledge of natural sciences (biology, biochemistry, chemistry, physics, information sciences, genetic patterns and transmissibleness and biostatistics). This knowledge is the basis to understand the chemical and physical principles of the functioning of the animal or the infectious agent.
- Is able to critically analyse, describe, evaluate and solve a problem and place it in a broader social context. Therefore, the bachelor is capable of formal thinking and logical deductive reasoning, he/she is critical, creative and has well-developed problem-solving skills.
- Has the knowledge and the ability to find, interpret, synthesize and spread further knowledge independently or in a team. The bachelor has basic skills in scientific communication, in coordination and organisation of work and in het use of scientific (i.c. English) and medical language. An attitude of lifelong learning and reflection is stimulated.
- Has the necessary methodological and experimental skills and critical attitude to perform scientific observations and to interpret these, based on existing scientific paradigms.
- Is able to select from the available information, that which he/she wants to pass on at a specific or vulgarising level. Is able to correctly present data and to express him/herself well orally and in writing. He/she is able to explain or defend an argument based on scientific, ethical, cultural and social aspects.
A. Has knowledge of and insight in the development, the macro- and microscopic build, the function and relation between tissues and organs within an animal organism and is able to use this knowledge to explain the normal functioning, the external characteristics and the behaviour of pet and useful animals. The bachelor can select and use the correct approaches, methods and equipment to indicate these structures.
B. Has knowledge of and insight in the morphological, functional, biochemical and physiological abnormalities on the one hand and the infectious nature of certain microbial and parasite agents causing a number of diseases on the other hand. The bachelor can use this knowledge to explain problems which a sick organism is confronted with and the strategies it has developed to cope with them. The bachelor can select and use the correct approaches, methods and equipment to describe and recognize these infectious agents.
c. Has knowledge of and insight in the complex role that domestic animals play in modern society, more specifically the role of pet, the role as foodproducing animal and the role of the animal in the food chain and public health.