On this page you will find the registration and practical details of our programme.
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YEAR 1 of Academic Degree in Poultry Health Sciences (10 credits):
- Total tuition fee for 1st year: €11,000
- note 1: the tuition fee consists of an amount per credit (€ 100) + an extra amount for the programme (€ 10,000)
- note 2: this fee includes e-learning courses and practical trainings. This fee does NOT include accommodation and travel cost associated with participation in practical trainings and exams.
- As a postgraduate student, you are an officially registered Ghent University students and you will also receive a Ghent University student card.
YEAR 2 and YEAR 3: tuition fee in year 2 and 3 will be similar as year 1.
TOTAL TUITION FEE:
- Complete Programme (3 years in total): €33,000
Tuition fees are reviewed annually, amounts are subject to indexation and adjustments.
Language access requirement:
- B2 English level as defined in the education and examination code.
Admission is granted on the basis of the diploma:
- The admission procedure for holders of a diploma awarded by an educational institution recognized by the Flemish community consists of reporting via www.ugent.be/enrolment and following the enrolment procedure. For holders of a Bachelor or Master degree in Veterinary Sciences the direct admission procedure is applicable. For holders of a Bachelor, Master or Master after Master degree in another discipline admission will also be subject to an enquiry into the suitability of the holder of the diploma, taking into account possible working experience, specific expertise and /or specialisation as well as motivation. For actual enrolment, all required diplomas and certificates need to be presented.
- If holders of a diploma awarded by a foreign (non-Belgian) educational institution wish to enrol for the postgraduate Poultry Health Sciences, they need to report via the procedure outlined on www.ugent.be/admission and follow the enrolment procedure. All requests based on a foreign diploma need to be accompanied by a legalized copy of this diploma, except diplomas awarded in a country which has ratified the Lisbon Recognition Convention (LRC).
1. Competences in poultry health sciences
- Have advanced knowledge in poultry embryology, anatomy, physiology, immunology, genetics, and behaviour.
- Master basic principles of poultry production methods, housing, biosecurity and economics of poultry health sciences.
- In-depth insight in the field of poultry feed, feed additives, and feed analysis.
- Have knowledge and insight in the pathogenesis, epidemiology, diagnostics, prevention and treatment of infectious and non-infectious poultry diseases.
- Have basic knowledge of pharmacological processes, drug disposition, withdrawal time, and drug residues.
- Have basic knowledge of vaccine development and mechanism of action, and insight in the vaccine usage in poultry production.
- Developed critical thinking skills and insights in hot topics in poultry production such as responsible use of antimicrobials, sustainability in livestock production, animal welfare, and public perception of poultry production.
- Have knowledge of guidelines to maintain and assure food quality and food safety of poultry products.
- Have basic knowledge and insight on return on investment of interventions to support poultry health.
- Have basic knowledge of international poultry legislation, regulations, and standards.
2. Scientific competences
- To be able to search for scientific information, analyze and critically evaluate independently.
- To be able to make a scientific observation, critically process this information, and to elaborate on their observation.
- Being able to formulate a research question and to write the outline of a research proposal.
- To understand the basic principles and the application of biomedical laboratory techniques frequently used in poultry research and diagnostics.
- To be able to approach the development of poultry health promoting products and strategies scientifically.
3. Intellectual competences
- To be able to critically analyze, evaluate, and develop solutions to a straightforward poultry health, welfare, food safety or management related problem.
- To conduct theory application and practical assignment, and animal dissection accurately.
- To have a critical-reflective attitude.
- Being able to communicate fluently in writing and orally about poultry research at a technical / scientific level, both with colleagues and to a general audience.
- Being able to share experiences and information in an international team.
- To be able to approach socially sensitive topics based on scientific reasoning.
5. Social competences
- To be aware of ethical and the public perception of poultry production, selection, handling, and slaughtering.
- To be aware of the societal impact of inappropriate use of antimicrobials and antimicrobial resistance.
- To be aware of the societal impact and public perception of the environmental impact of poultry farming.
- To be aware of the societal impact of emerging trends in poultry farming.
6. Entrepreneurship and innovation
- Being aware of the importance of scientific research in the development and usage of products which support the health and well-being of poultry.
Should you have unanswered questions on the Postgraduate Poultry Health Sciences after reading this brochure, please contact us firstname.lastname@example.org.