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ZO5807: SUSTAINABLE AQUACULTURE (2022-2023)

Last modified: 31 May 2022 13:18


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 s 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.

Details, including assessment, may be subject to change until 31 July 2022 for 1st half-session courses and 23 December 2022 for 2nd half-session courses.

Contact Teaching Time

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

Teaching Breakdown

  • 2 Seminars during University weeks 32, 35, 35
  • 3 Seminars during University weeks 32 - 34
  • 1 Seminar during University weeks 33 - 34
  • 4 Seminars during University week39

More Information about Week Numbers


Details, including assessment, may be subject to change until 31 July 2022 for 1st half-session courses and 23 December 2022 for 2nd half-session courses.

Summative Assessments

Alternative Assessments

(i) Seminar 20%

(ii) Essay (1000 words) 30%

(iii) Poster 50%

Alternative Resit Arrangements

Students will repeat whichever elements of the assessment were failed or not completed at first sitting; the marks for elements already passed will be carried forwards.

 

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

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