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ZO3812: APPLIED MARINE BIOLOGY, FISHERIES AND AQUACULTURE (2017-2018)

Last modified: 30 May 2017 16:52


Course Overview

The course covers a diverse set of topics from fish diversity, through reproductive strategies and fisheries science to perspectives on sustainable aquaculture and marine environmental issues.

Guest speakers from Marine Scotland Science and a visit to Peterhead fish market will exemplify applied science in action and give you an appreciation of the industry view of fisheries management.

Field work on rocky shores around Aberdeen will give you first-hand experience of fisheries data collection and analysis in the unusual context of a commercial invertebrate fishery.

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 3
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus None. Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr Andrew Yule

Qualification Prerequisites

  • Either Programme Level 3 or Programme Level 4

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

None.

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

Fish and fisheries, environmental impact, fish and shellfish diseases and aqauculture are among the topics discussed in this course.

Associated Costs

None

Further Information & Notes

(i) This course extends over 5 weeks only. (ii) Available only to students in programme year 3 or above.

This course runs in weeks 31-35, and is scheduled in Thread 2, so may have contact hours in any or all of these times:  Mondays, 14-18; Tuesday, all day; Friday, 14-18.  If this is an optional course, there may also be contact hours on Wednesdays, 9-11.

 

Degree Programmes for which this Course is Prescribed

  • BSc Marine Biology

Contact Teaching Time

83 hours

This is the total time spent in lectures, tutorials and other class teaching.

Teaching Breakdown


Assessment

1st Attempt: 1 three-hour written examination (50%) and in-course assessment (50%). In course assessment is made up of a practical report (2000 words excluding tables and figures), one computer based test and one case study presentation.

Resit: Depending on learning outcomes failed, either a 1 three-hour written examination (50%), and/or a new assignment that reflects the learning outcomes related to the in course assessments (50%).

Formative Assessment

A strong emphasis will be made throughout the course on informal verbal feedback during seminar and workshop sessions.

Feedback

Each student will receive individual feedback and a mark for each task. Feedback will be provided as written comments. Groups will also be given generic feedback.

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