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School of Science
MARINE BIOLOGY
Course unit
FISH REPRODUCTION IN AQUACULTURE
SCP6076601, A.A. 2018/19

Information concerning the students who enrolled in A.Y. 2017/18

Information on the course unit
Degree course Second cycle degree in
MARINE BIOLOGY
IF0360, Degree course structure A.Y. 2013/14, A.Y. 2018/19
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Number of ECTS credits allocated 8.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination FISH REPRODUCTION IN AQUACULTURE
Website of the academic structure http://biologia.scienze.unipd.it/2018/laurea_magistrale_biologiamarina
Department of reference Department of Biology
Mandatory attendance
Language of instruction Italian
Branch CHIOGGIA (VE)
Single Course unit The Course unit can be attended under the option Single Course unit attendance
Optional Course unit The Course unit can be chosen as Optional Course unit

Lecturers
Teacher in charge DANIELA BERTOTTO VET/02

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Educational activities in elective or integrative disciplines VET/02 Veterinary Physiology 8.0

Course unit organization
Period First semester
Year 2nd Year
Teaching method frontal

Type of hours Credits Teaching
hours
Hours of
Individual study
Shifts
Practice 2.0 32 18.0 No turn
Lecture 6.0 48 102.0 No turn

Calendar
Start of activities 01/10/2018
End of activities 18/01/2019
Show course schedule 2019/20 Reg.2013 course timetable

Examination board
Board From To Members of the board
2 RIPRODUZIONE DELLE SPECIE ITTICHE APPLICATE ALL'ACQUACOLTURA 2018-2019 01/10/2018 30/11/2019 BERTOTTO DANIELA (Presidente)
NORMANDO SIMONA ROSARIA CARLA (Membro Effettivo)
MONGILLO PAOLO (Supplente)
1 RIPRODUZIONE DELLE SPECIE ITTICHE APPLICATA ALL'ACQUACOLTURA 2017/2018 01/10/2017 25/11/2018 BERTOTTO DANIELA (Presidente)
NORMANDO SIMONA ROSARIA CARLA (Membro Effettivo)
MONGILLO PAOLO (Supplente)

Syllabus
Prerequisites: Students are required to have basic knowledge in anatomy and physiology of fishes.
Target skills and knowledge: Students will understand mechanisms of fish reproduction and how to control them in aquaculture systems. Students will learn: 1. fish variability in terms of sexuality and reproductive strategies; 2. to recognize various gamete development stages and physiology and environmental factors affecting them; 3. protocols of artificial fertilization and gamete quality evaluation; 4. reproductive informations of the main aquaculture fish species and first development of some of them; 5. protocols of sex reversal and sterility induction.
Examination methods: The exam includes at least two open questions based on the topics covered, and aimed at assessing comprehension, critical thinking skills and the ability to identify interrelationships between issues, as well as a good command of scientific language.
Assessment criteria: Knowledge of disciplinary contents, clarity using appropriate terminology, ability to establish inter- and intra-disciplinary connections. Special consideration will be given to the ability of applying the acquired knowledge in aquaculture systems.
Course unit contents: Theory lectures will focus on:
Sexuality and reproductive patterns in fishes. Anatomy of fish reproductive organs. Reproductive cycles and gonadal development. Endocrinology of reproduction. Artificial fertilization. Environmental control of reproduction. Reproductive dysfunctions in captivity and hormonal therapies. Assessment of gamete quality and cryoconservation. Sex determination, sex reversal and induction of sterility in fishes. Chromosome manipulation in fish. Reproduction and stress. Hints of bony fish embryo and larval development.

Lab sessions will focus on the evaluation of pre and post fertilization gamete quality and on embryo and larval development.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: The course consists of 80 hours, 48 hours of theory lectures and 32 hours of practicals with lab sessions and visits to aquaculture facilities with support of technical staff.
Additional notes about suggested reading: The educational material presented in class as well as any in-depth scientific reviews and articles will be available to students on Moodle platform (https://elearning.unipd.it/biologia/).

The teacher will be available to the student by appointment.
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • Rocha MJ, Arukwe A., Kapoor B.G., Fish Reproduction. --: CRC Press, --. Cerca nel catalogo
  • Cabrita E., Robles V., Herraez P., Methods in Reproductive Aquaculture: Marine and Freshwater Species. --: CRC Press., --. Cerca nel catalogo

Innovative teaching methods: Teaching and learning strategies
  • Lecturing
  • Laboratory
  • Case study
  • Story telling
  • Video shooting made by the teacher/the students
  • Use of online videos

Innovative teaching methods: Software or applications used
  • Moodle (files, quizzes, workshops, ...)

Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
Good Health and Well-Being Responsible Consumption and Production Life Below Water