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Postgraduate course

Introduction to Aquaculture

  • ECTS credits10
  • Teaching semesterAutumn
  • Course codeBIO203
  • Number of semesters1
  • LanguageEnglish
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Teaching semester

Autumn.

The registration deadline for enrollment in the course is Thursday in week 33 for the autumn semester. You will receive confirmation of whether you received a spot in Studentweb no later than Tuesday the week after the deadline.

The time of the first lecture/orientation meeting can be found in the schedule on the course website or on the Mitt UiB learning platform.

Objectives and Content

The course includes the biology and rearing of salmonids, marine fish species, shellfish, crustaceans and algae, including the design and operation of fish farms and the control of environmental factors which are important for cultivation and production routines. Other important topics are fish health, environmental impact from fish farming, nutrition, feeds and feeding, genetics and international aquaculture. Compulsory assignments focus on key aspects of controlled biological production and reflect the main emphasis of the required reading list, while lab work and excursions give practical insight into challenges facing the industry.

Learning Outcomes

After completing the course the students should have a thorough understanding of biological challenges related to farming of salmonids, marine fish species, shellfish, crustaceans and algae, with emphasis on cold water species. Integrated in these skills, the students should have insight into key topics which are central for aquaculture and production planning, design and management of aquaculture farms, fish health, genetics and breeding, and international aquaculture. Through the writing of student papers, the students will demonstrate skills and knowledge about critical topics related to aquatic biological production.

Recommended Previous Knowledge

Compulsory courses of Bachelor in Biology.

Compulsory Assignments and Attendance

  • Compulsory excursions.
  • Compulsory written assignments.

Approved compulsory activities are valid for 6 semesters, including the semester of completion.

Forms of Assessment

  • Digital written exam (3 hours), accounts for 50% of total grade.
  • Written assignments, account for 50% of total grade.

Grading Scale

The grading scale used is A to F. Grade A is the highest passing grade, grade F is a fail.

Assessment Semester

Digital written exam in both spring and autumn semesters. In semesters with no classes, the examination will be arranged at the beginning of the semester.

Course Evaluation

Students will evaluate the course in accordance with the quality assurance system at UiB and the Department. You can find courseevaluations in the Quality Assurance Reports.

Contact

Contact Information

Contact the Study Section at the Department of Biological Sciences: studie@bio.uib.no

Exam information

  • For written exams, please note that the start time may change from 09:00 to 15:00 or vice versa until 14 days prior to the exam. The exam location will be published 14 days prior to the exam.

  • Type of assessment: Written examinat

    Withdrawal deadline
    07.02.2018
    Examination system
    Inspera
    Digital exam
    Location