Description of Individual Course Units
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of Course UnitYear of StudySemesterNumber of ECTS Credits
1001003122014AQUACULTURE OF AQUATIC INVERTEBRATESCompulsory363
Level of Course Unit
First Cycle
Objectives of the Course
The course aims to introduce of major cultured species of invertebrate and to teach their culture techniques.
Name of Lecturer(s)
Prof. Dr. Aynur LÖK, Prof. Dr. Osman ÖZDEN, Prof. Dr. Gürel TÜRKMEN
Learning Outcomes
1To introduce commercially important invertebrate species
2To have basic knowledge on invertebrate species
3To adapt the species culture conditions and to use knowledge for targeted production
4To have ability to compare and develop using their knowledge on culture strategies of invertebrate species
5To have knowledge on Crustacean species and learn culture techniques
6To have knowledge on Echinoderm species and ability to make larvae and juvenile culture
7To learn general terminology on sponges and understand culture advantages
8To have an understanding on larvae and juvenile culture of Mollusk species
9To create general awareness about integrated culture of invertebrate species for environmentally friendly culture
10To have an understanding that invertebrate aquaculture is a discipline that requires”life-long” learning
Mode of Delivery
Face to Face
Prerequisites and co-requisities
None
Recommended Optional Programme Components
None
Course Contents
Introduction of major cultured invertebrate species, history, major characteristics, development and present status of their aquaculture, design and construction of hatcheries and farms, feed and feeding, culture techniques and harvesting.
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
WeekTheoreticalPracticeLaboratory
1History, development and present status of invertebrate species.
2Definition of important invertebrate species and their general characteristics
3Commercially important Mollusk species, their present status in Turkey and over the world
4General characteristics of Mollusks
5Culture Techniques
6Commercially important Arthropoda species, their present status in Turkey and over the world
7General characteristics of Arthropoda
8Midterm exam
9Culture Techniques
10Commercially important Echinodermata species, their present status in Turkey and over the world
11General characteristics of Echinodermata
12Culture Techniques
13Sponge species and culture techniques
14Other important invertebrate species and their culture techniques
15Integrated culture techniques of invertebrate species
16Final exam
Recommended or Required Reading
Barnes, R.S.K., Calow, P., Olive, P.J.W., Golding, D.W. and Spicer, J.I. (2001). The Invertebrates, A Synthesis (3 ed.). UK: Blackwell Science. Brusca, R.C., and Brusca, G.J. (2003). Invertebrates (2 ed.). Sinauer Associates. pp. 702. Healy, J.M. (2001). "The Mollusca". in Anderson, D.T.. Invertebrat Zoology (2 ed.). Oxford University Press. pp. 120–171. Lee, D.O'C., Wickins, J.F. 1992. Crustacean Farming. Blackwell Scientific Publications, 392p. Ruppert, E.E., Fox, R.S., and Barnes, R.D. (2004). Invertebrate Zoology (7 ed.). Brooks / Cole. pp. Front endpaper 1. Smith, W.L., Chanley, M.H., 1975. Culture of Marine invertebrate animals. Plenum Press in New York, 338 p. Spotte, S., 1979. Fish and Invertebrate culture: Water Management in Closed Systems. John Wiley & Sons Inc; 2 edition, 179 p. Wilbur, Karl M.; Trueman, E.R.; Clarke, M.R., eds. (1985), The Mollusca, 11. Form and Function, New York: Academic Press. Bardach J. E., 1974. Aquaculture: farming and husbandry of freshwater and marine organisms. Ettensohn, C.A., Wessel, G.M., Wray, G. A., 2004. Developments of sea urchins, Ascidians, and other invertebrate Deuterostomes: Experimental approaches. Elsevier Academic Pres. 877 p. Matranga, V., 2005. Echinodermata.Springer, New York, 277 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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Language of Instruction
Turkish
Work Placement(s)
None
Workload Calculation
ActivitiesNumberTime (hours)Total Work Load (hours)
Midterm Examination111
Final Examination111
Attending Lectures14228
Practice14114
Project Preparation3412
Project Presentation313
Self Study14114
Individual Study for Mid term Examination188
Individual Study for Final Examination11010
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours)91
Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes
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LO14 4 5      3 
LO24 3 5     33 
LO3  4 5        
LO43 4 5      3 
LO5  4 5        
LO63 4 5     3  
LO73 4 5      4 
LO84 3 5        
LO95 4 5     34 
LO105 5 5        
* Contribution Level : 1 Very low 2 Low 3 Medium 4 High 5 Very High
 
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