Description of Individual Course Units
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of Course UnitYear of StudySemesterNumber of ECTS Credits
9104035422007Echinoderms and Culture TechniquesElective128
Level of Course Unit
Second Cycle
Objectives of the Course
Introduction of commercial echinoderm species distributed in Turkey and over the world, bio-ecological charecteristics, culture techniques and systems will be teached.
Name of Lecturer(s)
Prof.Dr. Aynur LÖK
Learning Outcomes
1To be able to understand basic properties or echinoderm species
2To understand the culture techniques and methods for echinoderm species
3To solve the problems and use the knowledge and technology
4To be able to follow national and international developments
5History of echinoderm aquaculture
6To be able to design and develope culture methods
7To be able to recognize and define echinoderm species
Mode of Delivery
Face to Face
Prerequisites and co-requisities
None
Recommended Optional Programme Components
None
Course Contents
In this lesson, commercial echinoderm species, bio-ecology of species, breeding, rearing methods of larvae and juvenile, feeds and feeding of larvae and juvenile, culture equipments, and environmental conditions will be teached.
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
WeekTheoreticalPracticeLaboratory
1An introduction of echinoderms, history, and the importance of echinoderm culture Definition of Echinoderm species
2General characteristics of echinoderms and to identify commercially important species Video
3Basic biology of sea urchin species: taxonomy, anatomy and life historyExternal and internal anatomy of sea urchin species
4Hatchery production of sea urchinsSpawning and Rearing of larvae
5Culture methods of juvenile Environmental parameters
6Feeds and feedingPreparation microalgae and macroalgae
7MidtermHomework
8Harvesting, predators and marketingProject presentation
9General characteristics of Holothuria speciesMorphology and anatomy
10Culture Techniques of Holothuridae speciesSpawning and egg capsules
11Management of adult sea cucumbersWater quality
12Feeds and feeding for larvae and juvenilePreparation of feeds
13Harvesting and marketingEquipments for culture and harvesting
14Other echinoderm species and, their biology and ecologyIdentification of species
15Culture tehcniquesVideo
16FinalProject presentation
Recommended or Required Reading
Michel Jangoux, John M. Lawrence, 1982. Echinoderm Nutrition. CRC Pres, 700 p. Heinke Schultz, 2006. Sea Urchins I, a guide to worldwide shallow water species. Heinke & Peter Schultz Partner Scientific Publications, 476 p. Heinke Schultz, 2009. Sea Urchins II, worldwide irregular deep water species. Heinke & Peter Schultz Partner Scientific Publications, 849 p. John M. Lawrence, 2007. Edible sea urchins: biology and ecology. Elsevier, Netherlands, 525 p.
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
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End Of Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
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SUM0
Language of Instruction
Turkish
Work Placement(s)
None
Workload Calculation
ActivitiesNumberTime (hours)Total Work Load (hours)
Midterm Examination111
Final Examination111
Attending Lectures14228
Practice14228
Team/Group Work11818
Project Preparation23060
Project Presentation22550
Individual Study for Mid term Examination11515
Individual Study for Final Examination13030
Homework12020
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours)251
Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes
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