AQX251 General Aquaculture - Animal Welfare and Health in Farmed Fish
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Course responsible: Turid Mørkøre
Teachers: Odd Ivar Lekang, Hans Magnus Gjøen
ECTS credits: 5
Faculty: Faculty of Biosciences
Teaching language: EN
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Teaching exam periods:
This course has teaching/evaluation in August block.
Course frequency: Annually
First time: 2018H
NMBU MSc/BSc students and NOVA students.
The course gives an introduction to main topics within Norwegian aquaculture species and production- including fish production systems in fresh and seawater, water quality, health prophylaxis, reproduction, fish welfare, feed and feeding, product 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 west coast, where various aquaculture enterprises are visited.
In addition to lectures and guidance in practical work, the students will be trained in writing assignments and presentation
Relevant litterature and presentations from the lectures will be available in Canvas.
Basic knowledge in biology
Excursion, work in the fish-lab and project assignment
Reduction of credits:
Complete overlap with AQF200
Type of course:
The course runs in the August block with full-time lecture sessions, combined with exercises and a depth study (practical or litterature).
Examination details: Continuous exam: Passed / Failed