Course code AQN251

AQN251 General Aquaculture - Nutrition

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Course responsible: Trond Storebakken
ECTS credits: 10
Faculty: Department of Animal and Aquacultural Sciences
Teaching language: EN
(NO=norsk, EN=Engelsk)
Limits of class size:
Teaching exam periods:
This course starts in Autumn parallel. This course has teaching/evaluation in Autumn parallel.
Course frequency: Annually
First time: 2008H
Preferential right:
Master students in  Aquaculture at NMBU.
Course contents:

This course is an introduction to fish nutrition, and gives a background for further studies in fish nutrition and fish feed and ingredient processing.

The course is broad in this sense, and may be divided into 3 sub-topics:

1. Nutrients: (Macro and Micro nutrients).

2. Feed evaluation and digestibility: (Feed composition, Digestion and Feed utilization).

3. Intermediate metabolism: (Energy partitioning, Catabolism and Anabolism of macro nutrients).

Particular emphasis is placed on understanding relationships between the different sub-topics.

Learning outcome:
The aim of the course is to provide students with a basic understanding of coldwater and warmwater fish nutrition. The student should gain an understanding of the main components of the diet and their interrelationships and importance for the animal. The student will be brought up to date in the area of aquafeeds and in addition be given an introduction to feed composition, feed evaluation, and feeding of farmed fish.
Learning activities:
Teaching is organized as lectures, individual exercises, and group practices.
Teaching support:
The students will have regular group tutorials with the main teachers where the time is fully dedicated to the questions from the students and assigned exercises. Teachers are also available at their office or via e-mail for direct questions from students.
Literature and lectures will be uploaded in Fronter.
Recommended prerequisites:
Organic chemistry, basic knowledge in nutrition
Mandatory activity:
Demonstrations and exercises.
Written exam at the end of the course (3 hours).
Nominal workload:
300 hours.
Entrance requirements:
Special requirements in Science
Reduction of credits:
Overlapping with HFE200.
Type of course:
Structured teaching time will be roughly divided as follows: Lectures: 4 hours per week (total 44 hours). Group tutorials: 2 hours per week (total 30 hours). Demonstrations: Total 10 hours.
Literature, lecture material and project assignments will be available on Fronter.
The written examination questions and expected answers are formulated in collaboration with an external examiner.
Allowed examination aids: Calculator handed out, no other aids
Examination details: Continuous exam: A - E / Ikke bestått