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: 5
Faculty: Faculty of Biosciences
Teaching language: EN
(NO=norsk, EN=Engelsk)
Limits of class size:
Teaching exam periods:
This course has teaching/evaluation in August block.
Course frequency: Annually
First time: 2018H
Preferential right:
NMBU MSc/BSc Aquaculture and NOVA students.
Course contents:
The course gives an introduction to main topics within aquaculture species and production. Special emphasise is given to fish health prophylaxis. Other topics are reproduction, stress-response, product quality, production systems and water quality.
Learning outcome:
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.
Learning activities:
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.
Teaching support:
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.
Recommended prerequisites:
Mandatory activity:
Exercises, demonstrations and project.
Written paper
Nominal workload:
150 hours
Entrance requirements:
Reduction of credits:
Complete overlap with AQF200
Type of course:
The runs in 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.
External examiner.
Examination details: Continuous exam: Bestått / Ikke bestått