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ZO4811: SUSTAINABLE AQUACULTURE (2017-2018)

Last modified: 25 May 2018 11:16


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 Undergraduate Level 4
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus None. Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Professor Samuel Martin

Qualification Prerequisites

  • Programme Level 4

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

  • One of BSc Biology (Studied) or BSc Conservation Biology (Studied) or BSc Plant Biology (Studied) or BSc Zoology (Studied) or BSc Animal Ecology (Studied) or Non-Graduating Student in Zoology Erasmus (Studied) or BSc Marine Biology (Studied) or BSc Parasitology (Studied) or BSc Animal Behaviour (Studied) or BSc Behavioural Biology (Studied) or MSci Biological Sciences (Studied) or BSc Biological Sciences (Honours) (Studied) or BSc Plant and Soil Sciences (Studied) or BSc Biology - Education (Primary) (Studied) or Bachelor Of Science In Environmental And Forest Management (Studied) or BSc Ecology (Studied) or BSc Wildlife Management (Studied) or BSc Forestry (Studied) or BSc Forest Sciences (Studied) or BSc Environmental Science (Studied) or BSc Environmental Science (Physical Sci) (Studied) or BSc Biology - Education (Secondary) (Studied)
  • Any Undergraduate Programme (Studied)

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

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.

Associated Costs

None

Further Information & Notes

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.

Please note, in case of low student enrolments, this course may not run.

Degree Programmes for which this Course is Prescribed

None.

Contact Teaching Time

78 hours

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

Teaching Breakdown


Assessment

 

1st Attempt: 1 two-hour written examination (50%) and continuous assessment (50%). Continuous assessment comprises a seminar (20%) and a 1500-word essay (30%).

Resit: Similar to 1st attempt, with continuous assessment mark(s) and /or exam mark carried forward with an opportunity to resit either or both, depending on what was failed in the first attempt.

 

Formative Assessment

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

Feedback

Students get verbal feedback on their seminars and written feedback on their essays.

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