Understanding problems of plant protection is based on mastery of a large number of disciplines. There are various institutions involved in the organization of the Advanced Master. This enables the different aspects of phytopathology, entomology and the phytopharmacy of tropical and subtropical crops to be thoroughly covered. The collegial nature of the teaching, based on teaching teams (cfr. programme) should help students to acquire the necessary cross-disciplinary skills. In addition, both the Belgian and French lecturers have experience of countries in the Southern hemisphere: this strengthens the syllabus relating to the phytotechnic and socio-economic factors to consider when solving problems of crop protection.
Student exchange is an important part of the programme (Standing Committee for University Co-operation towards Development grants for students from Southern hemisphere countries, student exchanges particularly with France – ENSAM and CNEARC), as well as exchanges of lecturers between institutions (cross-participation in UCL/FUSAGx courses).
There are currently many other forms of exchange between students and staff (e.g. ERASMUS and North/South exchanges) : the Advanced Master is also expected to rapidly become one of them.
Some of the teaching sessions are based on a problem-solving approach with case studieswhich put students’ prior experience to use.
The e-learning site, iCampus, is used to coordinate special teaching sessions.
Students are assessed in different ways, set out in the programme. Assessment can take the form of written and/or oral examinations, or through individual and/or group work.
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