Course code AQX251

AQX251 General Aquaculture - 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:
Teaching exam periods:
This course starts in August block. This course has teaching/evaluation in August block, teaching/evaluation in Autumn parallel.
Course frequency: Annually
First time: 2009H
Preferential right:
NMBU MSc Aquaculture and NOVA students.
Course contents:
The course gives an introduction to main topics within aquaculture species and production. Special emphasise is given to physiology and fish health prophylaxis. Other topics are reproduction, anatomy, stress-response, product quality, production systems and water quality.
Learning outcome:
The student will through practical examples see the benefit of the theoretical knowledge. The final aim is to create a situation allowing the student an insight into the consequences of implementing biological knowledge in a production situation.
Learning activities:

Teaching consists of a combination of lectures, demonstrations, exercises. The course also includes a

trip to the Bergen area, where various aquaculture enterprises are visited.

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.
Lecture notes and some addtional litterature made available in Fronter.
BSc in life science.
Recommended prerequisites:
Mandatory activity:
Exercises, demonstrations and project.
Written examination, 3 hours.
Nominal workload:
300 hours.
Entrance requirements:
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 hours of lectures given per week, and there is a written examination in the end of the period.
External examiner.
Allowed examination aids: No calculator, no other aids
Examination details: Continuous exam: Bestått / Ikke bestått