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: Faculty of Biosciences
Teaching language: EN
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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
Last time: 2018V
NMBU MSc Aquaculture and NOVA students.
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.
The students will through practical examples see the benefit of the theoretical knowledge. The final aim is to create a situation allowing the students an insight into the consequences of implementing biological knowledge in a production situation.
Teaching consists of a combination of lectures, demonstrations and exercises. The course also includes a trip to the Bergen area, where various aquaculture enterprises are visited.
Teachers will be available in person during field week, exercises and demonstrations. The teachers will have on site, interactive and e-mail question sessions.
Lecture notes and some addtional litterature made available in Canvas.
BSc in life science.
Exercises, demonstrations and project.
Written examination, 3 hours.
Reduction of credits:
Complete overlap with AQF200
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.
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