AQQ253 Product Quality in Aquaculture
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Course responsible: Turid Mørkøre
Teachers: Magny Sissel Skinlo Thomassen, Hans Magnus Gjøen, Kjell Arne Rørvik, Bente Synnøve Ruyter, Ingrid Olesen
ECTS credits: 5
Faculty: Faculty of Biosciences
Teaching language: EN
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This course starts in June block. This course has teaching/evaluation in June block.
Course frequency: Annually
First time: Study year 2007-2008
Central and current topics on quality of aquaculture products are presented during lectures. The industry's focus on product quality, problems and improvements will be addressed during excursions and visits to applied research institutions. The student is expected to present her/his impressions in the excursion report which has to be approved before the examination.
The student will during the course have gained a solid theoretical understanding of quality and the components responsible for quality of aquaculture products. The student will also gain insight into different analytical methods and possibilities for influencing/improving important quality parameters. The student is presented to the basic principles of quality, definitions and the needs for appropriate analytical methods and ways of influencing quality. The students are further expected to gain detailed knowledge related to central sensory, nutritionally and processing related quality parameters, as well as the importance of ethical and hygienically safe products. Insight into the factors regulating quality in practical production will be gained through the excursion and visit to applied research institutions.
Lectures, excursion and report writing.
The work of the student will be supported during excursion and as comments to the report. Teachers will be available for questions.
Chapters from Aquaculture from cage to consumption. Recent review articles and PowerPoint presentations.
Basic knowledge of chemistry and biochemistry.
Basic knowledge of aquaculture/biology.
Approved excursion report.
Written multiple choice examination.
Special requirements in Science
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Lectures: 45-50 hours. Excursion: 3-4 days.
An external examiner will be used to control and approve examination questions and during the examination assessment.
Allowed examination aids: No calculator, no other aids
Examination details: One written exam: Bestått / Ikke bestått