Course code AQX251

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
(NO=norsk, EN=Engelsk)
Limits of class size:
Teaching exam periods:
This course has teaching/evaluation in August block.
Course frequency: Annually
First time: Study year 2018-2019
Preferential right:
NMBU MSc/BSc students and NOVA students.
Course contents:
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.
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 west coast, where various aquaculture enterprises are visited.
Teaching support:
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
Recommended prerequisites:
Mandatory activity:
Excursion, work in the fish-lab and project assignment
Written paper
Nominal workload:
150 hours
Entrance requirements:
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).
External examiner.
Examination details: Continuous exam: Passed / Failed