System of Aquaponics

FISH 391/392

COURSE INFORMATION

Course Description (Calendar)

This course is the first in a series designed to give senior students the opportunity to increase practical experience, industry relevant knowledge and enact team leadership roles used for a modern work environment. Some Applied Techniques sub-topics include invertebrate, micro-algae and finfish culture, salmon spawning enumeration, environmental monitoring, aquatic animal health or aquaculture alternatives. (0:0:3-30)

Course Summary

This course provides an experiential learning environment focused on key skills and techniques used in industry. Here students will learn industry relevant practices by working alongside Instructors in realistic environments. Students will be asked to gradually demonstrate mastery of techniques and leadership roles. Each student can expect to spend several hours per week on their applied techniques course which may also include daily animal husbandry, virtual communication and researching aspects of the chosen topic.

Course Details

▪ Hours/Week: Lecture/lab/seminar hours per week: 3. Total hours: 30
▪ Credits: 3
▪ Course Duration: 15 weeks
▪ Time: Wednesday 13:30 to 16:30. No classes will be held on Statutory holidays or during VIU study days

Location: Nanaimo Campus | Building: TBD or off-campus

▪ Online Location: VIULearn
▪ Prerequisites: Admission into the Post Degree Diploma in Fisheries and Aquaculture.

Course Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course, students should be able to:

  1. Exhibit a conceptual understanding of the subject.
  2. Assist with development of standard operating procedures (SOPs).
  3. Demonstrate comprehensive record keeping and documentation skills.
  4. Exemplify best practices or gold standards.
  5. Foster positive working conditions and work effectively in groups.
  6. Operate, calibrate and maintain tools and equipment.
  7. Act professionally and provide leadership