Msc Level Courses

Oceans & Human Health is a part of the major Environmental Health and Technology for marine ecosystems within the Msc program Environmental Science & Technology and elective course in a number of Msc programs. The course is taught in a blended learning format including traditional lectures, thematic discussion sessions and an individual project assignment. It focusses on insights, fundamental science and applications to elucidate and understand how marine ecosystems impact human health and vice versa. It aims to build interdisciplinary competences by including  multi-stakeholder perspectives on key marine topics

Aquaculture Environmental impact is a core course of the Msc Aquaculture. The course focusses on both positive and negative impact of marine aquaculture, both on- and offshore, on their respective environments. It addresses recent insights and innovations in aquaculture applications, including recirculated automated systems and multi-species/multi-trophic aquaculture. It includes traditional lectures, environmental assessments of case studies, including a case study developed in small groups. 

Environmental Risk Assessment is a core course of the Msc Bioscience Engineering: Environmental Technology. The course addresses fundamental and applied concepts of environmental risk assessment. The lab is responsible for molecular ecotoxicology within the course. 

Lifelong Learning

The Blue Growth Lab is dedicated to lifelong learning. It coordinates and participates in numerous courses, workshops and summer schools that align with its research themes. A brief overview of its past and current participations:

  • The Blue Science & Technology summer school introduces key concepts of the blue sustainable economy. It is organized bi-annually by Marine@UGent at its home base Ostend Science Park. 
  • SETAC short courses on epigenomics in environmental risk assessment during the yearly SETAC Europe conferences.
  • BelTox courses on risk assessment, where Prof. Jana Asselman teaches the fundamentals of environmental effect assessment.