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Last modified: 22 May 2019 17:07

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 Old Aberdeen Sustained Study No
  • Dr Sally Martin

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

  • One of Master Of Science In Marine Conservation or MSc Applied Marine and Fisheries Ecology or MSci Biological Sciences
  • Either Any Postgraduate Programme (Studied) or BI4015 Grant Proposal (Passed)

What other courses must be taken with this course?


What courses cannot be taken with this course?

Are there a limited number of places available?


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.

In light of Covid-19 this information is indicative and may be subject to change.

Contact Teaching Time

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

Teaching Breakdown

  • 1 Lecture during University weeks 32 - 33, 35

More Information about Week Numbers

In light of Covid-19 and the move to blended learning delivery the assessment information advertised for second half-session courses may be subject to change. All updates for second-half session courses will be actioned in advance of the second half-session teaching starting. Please check back regularly for updates.

Summative Assessments

1st Attempt: Essay (50%), Presentation (50%)

Resit: Resubmission of failed individual elements of continuous assessment

Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.


Formative feedback on concept plan for essay and informal feedback during tutorials; individual, written feedback on submission.  Verbal and written feedback on presentation.

Course Learning Outcomes


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