Course code AQX251

AQX251 General Aquaculature - Animal Welfare and Health in Farmed Fish

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Course responsible: Hans Magnus Gjøen
Teachers: Odd Ivar Lekang
ECTS credits: 10
Faculty: Department of Animal and Aquacultural Sciences
Teaching language: EN
(NO=norsk, EN=Engelsk)
Limits of class size:
Maximum 15
Teaching exam periods:
This course starts in August block. This course has teaching/evaluation in August block, Autumn parallel, June block.
Course frequency: Annually
First time: Study year 2009-2010
Preferential right:
NMBU MSc Aquaculture and NOVA students.
Course contents:
The course consists of a theoretical part with lectures and demonstrations with the aim to give the student basic knowledge in the subject. The student gets to practice his or her theoretical knowledge in small assignments or projects during the field weeks. In the final project, the student has to actively seek knowledge outside that given in lectures and demonstrations.
Learning outcome:
The first aim of the course is to give the student a theoretical base in fish physiology, anatomy and health. The second aim is to give the student a practical experience of this knowledge. The final aim is to create a situation allowing the student an insight in to the consequences of implementing biological knowledge in a production situation.
Learning activities:
Teaching consists of a combination of lectures, demonstrations, exercises. The student also gets to construct a virtual farm using a simulation model. This is in order to understand the consequences for production when major environmental and production factors change.
Teaching support:
Teachers will be available in person during field week, exercises and demonstrations. The teachers will have on site and interactive and e-mail question sessions.
Assigned by the individual teachers.
BSc in life science.
Recommended prerequisites:
Mandatory activity:
Exercises, demonstrations, field weeks and project.
The requirement to pass the written examination is set to 60 %.
Nominal workload:
300 hours.
Entrance requirements:
Special requirements in Science
Type of course:
The course starts during the August block with a full-time lecture session combined with short exercises and a personal literature project. The literature project relates to the aquaculture of different countries and regions. In the autumn parallel there is 2-4 hours of lectures given per week, and there is a written examination in the end of the period. The course will not have lectures during the January block and Spring semester. Teaching will resume in the spring semester with a project assignment. A field week in late May/early June, again synchronized with the other partners of the NOVA network, will end the course. The project will be finalized during the last field week.
This course is a part of the NOVA Aquaculture and Freshwater Fisheries education network MSc introduction block. The course is given in collaboration with the partners of the network. The theoretical parts of the course are suitable for distance learning. Key lectures will be given via interactive internet link or be accessible via the net as banded versions. Literature, lecture material and project assignments will be available via the net. Teachers will be available via e-mail and interactive internet sessions. Participation in the field weeks are compulsory.
The written examination questions and expected answers are formulated in collaboration with the examiner.
Allowed examination aids: No calculator, no other aids
Examination details: Continuous exam: Bestått / Ikke bestått