Postgraduate Course: Introduction to health and production of aquatic species (INAH11016)
|School||Deanery of Biomedical Sciences
||College||College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
||Availability||Not available to visiting students
|Summary||This course will provide International Animal Health MSc programme students, who generally have a veterinary degree or similar background in animal health and production with a basic training in veterinary aspects of aquaculture as relates to production of fish and other aquatic species in the international and frequently developing country context.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
|Additional Costs|| Students will be required to have regular access to a networked computer, and will be responsible for providing their own computing equipment and consumables.
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2015/16, Available to all students (SV1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Lecture Hours 10,
Seminar/Tutorial Hours 10,
Online Activities 25,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 2,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||Formal summative written assessment will constitute 60% of the student's grade. Online discussion in both a synchronous and asynchronous environment will contribute further to the final mark. In combination with the submission of electronic course assignments, these elements will provide the remaining 40% of the final mark.
|No Exam Information
| At the completion of this course the candidate should have a basic understanding of the main production systems for fish and aquatic species, especially in the developing world, and the main animal health issues associated with them. Candidates will use case studies to appreciate the range of infectious agents and non-infectious causes of disease in these situations.
In addition to this the candidate should:
? understand the main underlying concepts and principles involved in rearing healthy aquatic species
? have a working knowledge of the main strategies for diagnosis, treatment and prevention of infectious and non-infectious diseases in these species.
? have an appreciation of the main economic considerations pertaining to commercial aquaculture
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
||This course will be taught entirely by distance learning, using the virtual learning environment Learn as the delivery platform. Course materials are protected by secure username and password access which will be made available to registered users
|Additional Class Delivery Information
||This course will be delivered online through Learn.
|Course organiser||Dr Ewan Macleod
Tel: 0131 242 9379
|Course secretary||Miss Lauren Sandford
Tel: (0131 6)51 5470
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