AQCUL302-21B (TGA)

Research Tools for the Aquaculture Industry

15 Points

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Division of Health Engineering Computing & Science
School of Science
Marine Science and Aquaculture

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: cheryl.ward@waikato.ac.nz

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Paper Description

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Research and development is essential to develop an efficient and sustainable aquaculture industry. This papers provides students with a knowledge and working experience of a number of modern laboratory techniques that help researchers understand the physiology of farmed organisms to inform and innovate husbandry practise. This has direct application to maintaining welfare standards and improving overall industry performance. This paper will be of particular importance to biology students who have an interest in post graduate studies or a career in research.
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Paper Structure

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Three one hour lectures and one three hour lab per week.
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Learning Outcomes

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Students who successfully complete the paper should be able to:

  • Learning outcomes
    1. Demonsrate a good understanding the important research technologies that are being used to understand the bottlenecks in the aquaculture industry.
    2. Explain how these modern research methods are being used to understand aspects of organism physiology,monitor changes in the enviroment and discover new bioactive compounds.
    3. Describe how research is helping the aquaculture industry to improve the nutrition, stress management, growth and health of farmed species.
    4. Present information both orally and in written form obtained from the relevant priamary literature and develop the ability to perform a range of practical skills.
    Linked to the following assessments:
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Assessment

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The dates indicated for assessment procedures will normally be adhered to. Any changes to the dates will be made in consultation with the class at least one week prior to the original date. Attendance of the laboratory sessions are an essential element of the course and must be completed in order to pass the course. Medical certificates must be presented for any test and/or laboratory missed.
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Assessment Components

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The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 50:50. There is no final exam. The final exam makes up 50% of the overall mark.

The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 50:50 or 0:0, whichever is more favourable for the student. The final exam makes up either 50% or 0% of the overall mark.

Component DescriptionDue Date TimePercentage of overall markSubmission MethodCompulsory
1. Practical assignment 1
6 Aug 2021
12:30 PM
10
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
2. Practical assignment 2
13 Aug 2021
12:30 PM
10
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
3. Practical assignment 3
3 Sep 2021
12:30 PM
10
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
4. Practical assignment 4
24 Sep 2021
12:30 PM
10
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
5. Practical assignment 5
8 Oct 2021
11:30 AM
5
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
6. Practical assignment 6
15 Oct 2021
11:30 AM
5
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7. Exam
50
Assessment Total:     100    
Failing to complete a compulsory assessment component of a paper will result in an IC grade
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Required and Recommended Readings

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Required Readings

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This paper has a Moodle page (http://elearn.waikato.ac.nz) where you will be able to access pdfs of lecture notes and powerpoints, lecture recordings, and reading material. Textbbook for the course is Aquaculture, farming aquatic animals and plants. Eds: Lucas, Southgate, Tucker. 3rd edition, 2019 (Wiley-Blackwell), ISBN: 9781119230861. In addition, we will also refer to the online book, Biology 2e,Senior Contributing Authors: Mary Ann Clark, Matthew Douglas, Jung Choi. 2nd edition, 2020 (https://openstax.org/details/books/biology-2e), ISBN-13: 978-1-947172-52-4
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Recommended Readings

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Research papers will be provided throughout the course.
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Online Support

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This paper has a Moodle page (http://elearn.waikato.ac.nz). There are also discussion forums where you can both ask and answer questions.

PLEASE NOTE: Moodle will be used for class notices etc and it is your responsibility to check the site regularly. Instructions provided on Moodle and in lectures are considered to be given to the class as a whole.

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Workload

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This paper will have on average four contact hours per week plus eight hours per week for assessment and independent study.
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Prerequisite(s)

Prerequisite papers: AQCUL301 and BIOEB203

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