Humane genetica (Human Genetics)

Starts on 13.10.2023



More information
° DLLL000006 EN
Tags: Geneeskunde


This permanent education course intends to fulfil the need of a growing number of professions (from industry as well as from health care, for diagnostic or for research purposes) in which theoretical bases of all aspects of human genetics are useful or required. This course provides a uniform and adequate theoretical background for all those taking up responsibilities in human genetics-related activities within the different Belgian genetic centers.

The course is organized every two years. The next edition will start in October, 2023. Instructions for registration can be found in this file.


This course is organized one Friday per month by each Human Genetics Center. The training days are alternately hosted by KUL, ULB, UGent, UCL, UA, ULiège and VUB.

You can find a brief program below. For a more extensive program, we refer to the website of the Belgian Society for Human Genetics.

DAY 1:

  • Human genome: gene structure and function
  • Next Generation Sequencing
  • Tools of human molecular genetics/Human Diversity
  • Principles of cytogenomics
  • The human genome and the chromosomal basis of heredity

DAY 2:

  • Patterns of single gene inheritance
  • Genetic variation in individuals and populations: mutation and polymorphism
  • Epigenetics

DAY 3:

  • Human gene mapping and disease gene identification
  • The molecular, biochemical and cellular basis of genetic disease

DAY 4:

  • Disorders of the autosomes
  • Disorders of gonadal and sexual development
  • Developmental Genetics and Birth defects
  • Treatments of metabolic diseases

DAY 5:

  • Developmental genetics and birth defects
  • Cancer genetics and genomics

DAY 6:

  • Genetics of common disorders with complex inheritance

DAY 7:

  • ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Pharmacogenetics and pharmacogenomics
  • Clinical aspects of dysmorphology

DAY 8:

  • Recurrence risk in medical genetics
  • Mt disorders and recurrence risk
  • Prenatal diagnosis
  • Preimplantation Genetic Test


Students must contact the Program Organizing Committee (POC) member at the institution where they registered. Each student must produce a personal work on a genetic subject, under the supervision of a member of the Teaching College from his registration center. The contents should be equivalent to a publication in a peer-reviewed scientific journal as first author, or to a thorough review of a genetic topic presented to an interdisciplinary seminar. The additional must produce a written report. The additional work amounts to 2 ECTS.

The final examination will take place the 7th of June 2024 and re-examination will be on September 6th 2024.


How to register?

  1. Ask approval in your current center:
  1. Register at your university (for this course) via student administration and pay the intuition fee to the university. (For students from UGent and VUB registration will be via UA)
  2. Register via BeSHG registration form
  3. Pay registration fee to BeSHG (or ask center to add you to the bulk payment, if your center works with a bulk payment

Registration Contact:

This course is limited to 50 students for practical reasons.

Course number:
Short- en long-term programmes
Area of interest:
Academic year:
2023 - 2024
Starting date:
Contact person:
More information

Your browser does not meet the minimum requirements to view this website. The browsers below are compatible. If you do not have one of these browsers, click on the icon to download the desired browser.