Description of Individual Course Units
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of Course UnitYear of StudySemesterNumber of ECTS Credits
9104015552011Age determination and Assessment of Aquatic Organisms Elective117
Level of Course Unit
Second Cycle
Objectives of the Course
Age determination and assessment of aquatic organisms.
Name of Lecturer(s)
Assoc.Prof.Dr. Gülnur METİN
Learning Outcomes
1Learning to importance of age determination considering stock monitoring
2Learning traditional and modern methods related to age determination
3Applicable to the techniques
4Evaluation to results of age determination considering fish management
5Learning to species specific methods
6Evaluation to the age determinations
Mode of Delivery
Face to Face
Prerequisites and co-requisities
None
Recommended Optional Programme Components
None
Course Contents
Age determination methods. Theory of age determination on Fish, Crustacean and Molluscs. Evolution of age determination results. Growth and growth parameters of aquatic organisms.
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
WeekTheoreticalPracticeLaboratory
1Importance of age determination in aquatic organisms Literature review
2Importance of age determination considering equilibrium in the stocksLiterature review
3Sampling procedure and measurementsField work
4Classification of age determination methodsLaboratory Practice
5Age determination in bivalvesPractices on bivalves
6Age determination in crustaceanPractices on crustacean
7Age determination in cephalopodsPractices on cephalopods
8Midterm exam
9Age determination in teleost fishLaboratory Practice
10Age determination condrichthyes Laboratory Practice
11Evaluation and records of the dataComputer Practice
12Growth in the aquatic organismsComputer Practice
13Estimation of growth parameters in aquatic organismsComputer Practice
14Evaluation to age parameters considering fish managementComputer Practice
15EvaluationPractice Exam
16Final exam
Recommended or Required Reading
King, M., 1996. Fisheries biology assessment and management. Fishing News Books. England 339 p. Avşar, D, 1998. Balıkçılık biyolojisi ve populasyon dinamiği. Çukurova Üniversitesi Su Ürünleri Fakültesi Ders kitabı No: 5, 303P. Erkoyuncu, İ., 1995. Balıkçılık biyolojisi ve populasyon dinamiği. Ondokuz Mayıs Üniversitesi Sinop Su Ürünleri Fakültesi No: 95, 265 P. Gulland, J..,(Ed.), 1977. Fish Population Dynamics. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., New York, NY, 372P.
Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods
Activities are given in detail in the section of "Assessment Methods and Criteria" and "Workload Calculation"
Assessment Methods and Criteria
Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
SUM0
End Of Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
SUM0
SUM0
Language of Instruction
Turkish
Work Placement(s)
None
Workload Calculation
ActivitiesNumberTime (hours)Total Work Load (hours)
Midterm Examination122
Final Examination122
Attending Lectures14228
Practice14228
Discussion339
Self Study14456
Individual Study for Mid term Examination12020
Individual Study for Final Examination12020
Reading14342
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours)207
Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes
PO
1
PO
2
PO
3
PO
4
PO
5
PO
6
PO
7
LO1555 454
LO2 455 55
LO3545 554
LO4 555555
LO55545555
LO6 55  55
* Contribution Level : 1 Very low 2 Low 3 Medium 4 High 5 Very High
 
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