BIO-3011 Advances in Aquaculture - 10 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.
- Write scientific reports based upon the results of laboratory experiments and exercises.
- Organize work independently and develop basic teamwork skills.
This module is open for exchange students with a bachelor degree in Biology.
Do you have questions about this module? Please check the following website to contact the course coordinator for exchange students at the faculty: https://en.uit.no/education/art?p_document_id=510412
The exam consist of a 4 hour written exam. A graded scale of five marks from A to E for pass and F for fail.
In order to sit an examination, the student must complete and gain approval for the following coursework requirements:
- Participation to field/laboratory activities and delivery of a report (Pass/Fail).
Approved work requirements have a duration of 3 years, from the semester in which the work requirements were taken.
There will be a re-sit examination for students that did not pass the previous ordinary examination.
- About the course
- Campus: Tromsø |
- ECTS: 10
- Course code: BIO-3011
- Responsible unit
- Institutt for arktisk og marin biologi
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