BIO-3011 Advances in Aquaculture - 15 ECTS
On completion of the course, students will be able to:
- Have thorough knowledge about the principles of fish breeding with a focus on the interaction between genetics, nutrition and health.
- Learn the role of gut microbiota and its importance in promoting fish health and welfare in a nutritional context.
- Develop an understanding of the biological basis (molecular, cellular, physiological) controlling the reproduction, growth and condition of aquaculture species common to the Norwegian aquaculture industry.
- Have understanding of the challenges facing modern aquaculture industry with reference to environmental issues and interactions between farmed and wild fish stocks; transfer of diseases and parasites, the impact of escaped fish, and the threats and benefits of GM fish.
- Have knowledge of the general requirements needed for developing sustainable aquaculture practices.
- Appraise the general theory, methods and techniques behind modern aquaculture practices.
- Knowing the principles of feed composition and management with focus on Atlantic salmon aquaculture.
- Have gained sufficient understanding of the interactions between open-ocean aquaculture and the environment to be able to point out main ecological impacts and possible mitigation measures.
- Obtain practical experience (hands-on) in techniques of artificial fertilization, chromosome manipulation, functional physiology and molecular biology.
- Develop critical evaluation of scientific literature and ability to compare, discuss and summarize experimental work for communication to a specialist or general audience.
- Produce a formal oral presentation of research results from selected literature.
- Write own scientific reports based upon the results of laboratory experiments and exercises.
Organize work independently and develop basic teamwork skills.
4 hour written exam (80%). Laboratory reports (20%). A graded scale of five marks from A to E for pass and F for fail.
Coursework requirements: students presentation during the seminars. In order to sit an examination, the student must complete and gain approval for any coursework requirements.
Students require to attain a pass grade (A to E) in the laboratory report in order to be able to take the ordinary or re-sit written examination. There will be a re-sit examination for students that did not pass the previous ordinary examination. The re-sit examination is a written exam only.
Date for examinationWritten examination 27.05.2019
Reports hand out date 05.04.2019 hand in date 09.05.2019
The date for the exam can be changed. The final date will be announced in the StudentWeb early in May and early in November.