Courses-Level-2G

Course units effective from June, 2018 to date

 

 

Course

Code

 

 

 

Course title

Lectures

(hrs)

 

Practical & Field work

(hrs)

Credit value

LEVEL2G

FIS201G2

Laboratory Techniques

22

24

2

FIS202G2

Aquatic Fauna and Flora

22

24

2

FIS203G2

Principles of Aquatic Ecology and Behaviour

22

24

2

FIS204G2

Fish Biology and Embryology

22

24

2

FIS205G2

Fish Parasitology and Diseases

22

24

2

Sub Total – Level 2G

 

 

10

Course Title

Laboratory Techniques

Course Code

FIS201G2

Credit Value

2

Hourly Breakdown

Theory

Practical

Independent Learning

22

24

54

Objectives:

·         Outline different types of laboratory equipment

·         Examine quantitative and qualitative analysis related to fisheries with laboratory equipment

Intended Learning Outcomes (ILO):

·      Recall the basic laboratory skills

·      Demonstrate qualitative and quantitative analysis related to fisheries

·      Describe the factors that affect the accuracy of an experiment

·      Express the problems in experimentation  

·      Choose appropriate methods for analysis with the available laboratory equipment

·      Develop the ethical rules when working in a fisheries laboratory

Course Contents:

Laboratory safety, Introduction to laboratory techniques – microscopy, microtomy, spectrophotometry, Electrophoresis, ELISA, PCR, chromatography and their applications. Quantitative and qualitative analysis, preservation techniques of organism, temporary and permanent slide preparation.

Teaching and Learning Methods:

Lecture presentation, Class discussion, Tutorial discussion, Laboratory experiment, Group activity, Spot exam

Assessment Strategy:         

               Theory:        

In – course assessment/s:                                                                               30%

                         End of Course Examination of two hours duration                                    70%

                                                                          

             Practical/ Field work:  

In – course assessment/s:                                                                                 

Spot exam /Recording / Field Report / Field assessment                                30%

                         End Course Examination of two hours duration                                        70%  

Overall mark for the unit =   (3MT + 2MP)/ 5 Where MT and MP are the marks scored for theory and practical / field work respectively.

References:

·   Marine MicrobiologyEcology & Applications, Colin, M., 2003. Taylers and Francis.

·   Biotechnology and Genetics in Fisheries and Aquaculture. Andy, B., Pierre, B. and Kathrin, H., 2010. Wiley.

·   Histological Techniques: An Introduction for Beginners in Toxicology. Robert, M., Noel, D. and Brenda, F., 2014. Royal Society of Chemistry.

Course Title

Aquatic Fauna and Flora

Course Code

FIS202G2

Credit Value

2

Hourly Breakdown

Theory

Practical

Independent Learning

22

24

54

Objectives:

  • Outline the characteristics of aquatic animals and plants
  • Understand the interaction between fauna and flora

Intended Learning Outcomes (ILO):

·         Recall economically important aquatic animals and plants

·         Demonstrate a site assessment to identify flora and fauna species and habitat values within the precinct area

·         Discuss biology and physiology of selected aquatic animals including fish, crustaceans, mollusks and echinoderms

·         Outline the strategies of harvest techniques and propagation of aquatic plants

·         Evaluate the interaction between aquatic fauna and flora   

·         Appraise the value of aquatic animals and plants

Course Contents:

Identification and biology of the principal groups of commercially important aquatic animals; Biodiversity; Behavior; Physiological processes; Nutrition, Reproduction and their commercial values; Interaction between fauna and flora; Aquatic plants: Identification, distribution, abundance, harvesting techniques and propagation; Types of common harmful and poisonous aquatic animals.

Teaching and Learning Methods:

Lecture presentation, Group activity, tutorial discussion, Field trip, use of slides and preserved organisms, recording, spot exam

Assessment Strategy:            

             Theory:          

In – course assessment/s:                                                                               30%

                         End of Course Examination of two hours duration                                    70%                                                                 

             Practical/ Field work: 

In – course assessment/s:                                                                                 

Spot exam /Recording / Field Report / Field assessment                                30%

                         End Course Examination of two hours duration                                        70%  

 

Overall mark for the unit =   (3MT + 2MP)/ 5 Where MT and MP are the marks scored for theory and practical / field work respectively.

References:

·         Aquaculture: Farming Aquatic Animals and Plants, John S. L. and Paul C. S. 2012. Wiley-Blackwell

·         Biology of the Invertebrates, Pechenik, J.A. 2014.7th Edition. Tufts University.

Course Title

Principles of aquatic ecology and fish behaviour

Course Code

FIS203G2

Credit Value

2

Hourly Breakdown

Theory

Practical

Independent Learning

22

24

54

Objectives: 

  • Discuss the relationships among aquatic organisms and their environment
  • Understand the fish behaviour 

Intended Learning Outcomes (ILO):

·                     Summarize the characteristics of different types of aquifers

·                     Recognize fundamentals of aquatic ecosystem and the changes occur in it

·                     Compare the ecology of lentic and lotic water sources

·                     Evaluate the interactions between aquatic organisms and aquatic environment

·                    Describe the application of the scientific method to ecological experimentation

·         Discuss different behavioural patterns of fish in relation to ecological perspectives

Course Contents:

Unit stock concept; Principles of aquatic ecology;  Types – Lentic and lotic water bodies; Physico chemical factors; Habitats;  Ecological niche; Food chains and webs; Ecological pyramids; Energy flow;  r  and  k  selection; Fish behavior; Feeding, Migration and foraging; Schooling behavior; fish aggregations.

Teaching and Learning Methods:

Lecture presentation, Group activity, open text book test, tutorial discussion, Field work, assignment, recording, spot exam, Photographs, laboratory experiments

Assessment Strategy:

             Theory:          

In – course assessment/s:                                                                               30%

                         End of Course Examination of two hours duration                                    70%

                                                                          

             Practical/ Field work: 

In – course assessment/s:                                                                                 

Spot exam /Recording / Field Report / Field assessment                                30%

                         End Course Examination of two hours duration                                        70%  

Overall mark for the unit =   (3MT + 2MP)/ 5 Where MT and MP are the marks scored for theory and practical / field work respectively.

References:

·      Freshwater EcologyConcepts and Environmental Applications, Walter K. D. 2002. Academic press.

·      Freshwater Ecology. Concepts and Environmental Applications of Limnology, Walter, D. and Matt, W. 2010. Academic Press. 

·      Marine Ecology: Concepts and Applications, Martin R. S. and Peter A. H.2010.Wiley-Blackwell

·      Fish behavior, Carin, M., Victoria, A. and Braithwaite, E. F.2008. CRC Press

Course Title

Fish biology and embryology

Course Code

FIS204G2

Credit Value

2

Hourly Breakdown

Theory

Practical

Independent Learning

22

24

54

Objectives: 

  • Understand the factual knowledge on fish biology
  • Discuss the fish embryologic development

Intended Learning Outcomes (ILO):

·                     Describe the basic anatomy of fishes by observing a general dissection

·                     Explain the process of growth in individual as well as populations

·                     Distinguish the patterns of fish reproduction

·                     Estimate Gonado Somatic Index and Hepato Somatic Index

·                     Explain the stages during the embryonic developmental process of typical fish

·                     Elaborate the sequence of pre and post events in the fish development

Course Contents:

Meristic and morphometric characters of fishes; Age and growth determination of fish: Growth curves; Food and feeding; Patterns of reproduction: Oviparous, viviparous, ovoviviparous; Maturity and spawning of fishes,  Fecundity,  Parental care of fishes, Migration; Sexual dimorphism; Seasonal changes in ovary and testis; Gonado Somatic Index (GSI) and Hepato Somatic Index (HIS); Condition factor; Spermatogenesis; Oogenesis; Fertilization: internal or external; Embryonic development stages of fishes, Cleavage, Gastrulation and Differentiation.

Teaching and Learning Methods:

Lecture presentation, Group activity, tutorial discussion, models, written book report, flow chart, Text book assignment, laboratory experiment, recording

Assessment Strategy:

             Theory:          

In – course assessment/s:                                                                               30%

                         End of Course Examination of two hours duration                                    70%                               

             Practical/ Field work: 

In – course assessment/s:                                                                                 

Spot exam /Recording / Field Report / Field assessment                                30%

                         End Course Examination of two hours duration                                        70%  

Overall mark for the unit =   (3MT + 2MP)/ 5 Where MT and MP are the marks scored for theory and practical / field work respectively.

References:

  • Methods for fish biology , Schreck, C.B. and Moyle, P.B. eds., 1990. Bethesda, Maryland: American Fisheries Society.
  • Biology of Fishes, Quentin, B.  and Richard H. M. 2007. Taylers and Francis.

Course Title

Fish Parasitology and Diseases

Course Code

FIS205G2

Credit Value

Hourly Breakdown

Theory

Practical

Independent Learning

22

24

54

Objectives:

·         Understand holistic knowledge on fish and shellfish parasites and pathogens

·         Illustrate correct diagnosis and appropriate control measures

Intended Learning Outcomes (ILO):

·         Outline the occurrence and types of fish parasites 

·         Describe the ecology of fish parasites

·         Determine the relationship between parasites and host

·         Select correct diagnostics techniques for each fish diseases

·         Discuss prevention / treatment / control measures against fish parasitic diseases

Course Contents:

Significance of finfish and Shellfish diseases in aquaculture. Host, Pathogen and Environment Interaction. Disease development process. Stress in aquaculture and its role in disease development. Pathological processes: Cellular response to injury, Inflammatory response to diseases, Pathogenicity mechanism of parasite, bacteria, virus and fungus. Case history and clinical sign in disease diagnosis. Role of physical (injuries, health, cold) chemical (pH, salinity, toxins, ammonia, nitrogenous waste, endogenous chemicals and metabolites, free radicals, oxidants) soil and water parameters in fish health. Nutritional diseases and Non-infectious diseases. General characteristics, life cycle, diagnosis, prevention and treatment of parasitic, bacterial, fungal and viral diseases of finfish and shellfish. Disease surveillance and reporting. Quarantine and health certification in aquaculture. Health management strategies in Aquaculture: Vaccines, Immuno-stimulants, Bioremediation, Probiotics, Crop rotation, Good and Best management practices. Principles of disease diagnosis, conventional, molecular and antibody based diagnostic methods, Rapid diagnostic methods

Teaching and Learning Methods:

Lecture presentation, Group activity, Recitation oral questions, Class projects, Tutorial discussion

             Theory:          

In – course assessment/s:                                                                               30%

                         End of Course Examination of two hours duration                                    70%                                  Practical/ Field work:             

In – course assessment/s:                                                                                 

Spot exam /Recording / Field Report / Field assessment                                30%

                         End Course Examination of two hours duration                                        70%

 Overall mark for the unit =   (3MT + 2MP)/ 5 Where MT and MP are the marks scored for theory and practical / field work respectively.

References:

·     Marine parasitology, Rohde, K. 2005., Collingwood, Vic.: CSIRO.

·     Fish diseases and disorders , Woo, P.T., Leatherland, J.F. and Bruno, D.W. eds., 2011., (Vol.3)

Course

Code

Course title

Resource Persons

FIS201G2

Laboratory Techniques

Prof. Mrs. S.Kuganathan

Mr.N.Ragavan

FIS202G2

Aquatic Fauna and Flora

Prof. Mrs. S.Kuganathan

Mrs. S.Sathyaruban

FIS203G2

Principles of Aquatic Ecology and Behaviour

Prof. Mrs. S.Kuganathan

Mr.K. Gunaalan

FIS204G2

Fish Biology and Embryology

Prof. Mrs. S.Kuganathan

Mrs. S.Sathyaruban

FIS205G2

Fish Parasitology and Diseases

Prof. Mrs. S.Kuganathan

Mrs. S.Sathyaruban