University of Malta offers short course in Marine Biology

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University of Malta offers short course in Marine BiologyThe University of Malta’s Department of Biology, Faculty of Science, is once again offering a short course in Marine Biology, titled ‘Topics in Marine Biology,’ which will be held between the 29th of March and the 24th of May 2017.

This two ‘ECTS’ credits course follows ‘An Introduction to Marine Biology,’which has been held annually since 2012 and turned out to be a large success.

Lectures will be held on Wednesdays between 6:00pm and 8:00pm, while practical sessions (2) will be held on Saturdays from 9:00am, to 1:00pm. One of the practical sessions will be made offshore using a vessel and will involve collection of data and demonstrations on the use of remote sampling gear used in marine biological studies.

Topics in Marine Biology covers topics such as: physical and biological aspects of the marine environment, changing patterns of species in the Mediterranean, marine vegetation, human influence on the marine environment, fisheries biology, aquaculture and marine conservation biology.

The course is open to candidates who have successfully completed the course ‘An Introduction to Marine Biology’ or to those who hold a certificate in intermediate biology or equivalent.

For further information please contact: Mr James Fenech, Department of Biology, Faculty of Science, University of Malta, on telephone number: 23402272 Email: james.fenech@um.edu.mt

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