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ZO5807: SUSTAINABLE AQUACULTURE (2019-2020)

Last modified: 28 Aug 2019 09:08


Course Overview

Lectures by research staff working in aquaculture provide you with specialised knowledge in a range of current issues, including growth, nutrition, health and disease resistance, genetics and environmental interactions.

Preparation for seminars and the essay allow you to direct your own learning and explore methods and current advances in your chosen topic.

Participation in the seminars helps you to develop your communication skills and provides you with feedback on your understanding of the issues.

Course Details

Study Type Postgraduate Level 5
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Professor Samuel Martin

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?

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

Over view of aquaculture and its global contribution marine food production:

  • Nutrition: fish feeds, fish meal fish oil, global shortage, how to overcome this shortage with new diets (plant protein oils)
  • Health of aquacultured animals: diseases, vaccination methods of controlling health, parasitic diseases interaction wild and farmed.
  • Selective breeding, genetics, effects on wild populations - future genomic applications to aquaculture.
  • Environmental impacts - ecological impacts of aquaculture, diversity and approaches to reduce environmental loading. Future directions of aquaculture.

Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown

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Summative Assessments

Essay

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 50
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Feedback

formative feedback on concept plan and informal feedback during tutorials; individual, written feedback on submission

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Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
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presentation

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 50
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Feedback

verbal and written feedback

Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
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Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Course Learning Outcomes

Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
ConceptualAnalyseto gain specialist knowledge and to apply this in critical analyses of published work
ConceptualAnalyseto gain specialist knowledge and to apply this in critical analyses of published work

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