BI3095 - AquaHealthClub


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Oral exam
Grade: Letter grades

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Oral exam 100/100 1 hours E

Course content

The course is mandatory for MSAQUAH (AquaH) students at NTNU.

The course is organized as an advised self-study; including selection of health topic, literature searching, undertaking a comprehensive literature review, presentation and finally discussion of result in seminar with other NTNU students. The AquaH students at the partner universitites may participate and have interaction in the seminars given by the NTNU students.

The AquaH students at NTNU select, together with the responsible teacher, a main topic of health/welfare of Atlantic salmon or another famed species/group. The topics are within the NTNU learning line: "Ecosystem-health".

The AquaHealthClub course is a means to overcome the challenges of interaction between the three student groups throughout the study. AquaHealthClub will contribute to give students knowledge across learning lines, which is important for their final experience and competence.

Learning outcome

Knowledge is an understanding of theories, facts, concepts, principles and procedures in subjects, disciplines and professions. After finishing AquaHealthClub, candidates will have knowledge on:

  1. Recent most important published knowledge in the aquaculture health sector in their learning line
  2. Main issues and challenges in aquaculture health outside their learning line.
  3. Interdisciplinary challenges of aquaculture health across learning lines
  4. The aquaculture private sector, activities and challenges

Skills: Ability to apply knowledge to solve problems, including cognitive, practical, creative and communicative skills. After finishing AquaHealthClub, candidates will based on their knowledge be able to:

  1. Extract important results from literature, knowledge from their own but also from the other learning lines
  2. Take part in scientific and public discussions in the aquaculture health field
  3. React convincingly to critical and other questions from the public
  4. Organize and lead a scientific seminar or meeting among colleagues and aquaculture actors

General competence: Be able to apply knowledge and skills independently in different situations in education and professional contexts by showing cooperation ability, accountability, ability to reflect and critical thinking. After finishing AquaHealthClub, candidates will based on their knowledge and skills be able to:

  1. Understand and reflect on aquaculture health issues in a wider marine science perspective
  2. Understand and react soundly to new questions and challenges in the aquaculture health field
  3. Evaluate and act to solve problems as part of multidisciplinary team
  4. Analyze critically and communicate aquaculture issues beyond the health sector in a societal and public perspective

Learning methods and activities

AquaHealthClub is a series of scientific seminars which secure that all relevant topics in the learning line "Ecosystem and health" are covered by relevant scientific knowledge for NTNU AquaH students. Moreover, it also secures interactions among student across learning lines (partners) and identity building in the EM master program.

Learning activities will include:

  • Fifteen 2 hour seminars, 8 organized and run by NTNU students and 6 by partners
  • Two 1 hour presentations given by external lectures

Each student will review 5 scientific papers, or 50-60 pages, prepare a report/lecture, communicate the results in a seminar, and chair the seminar discussions and interactions among NTNU and in partner students. All students must read the papers and prepare for the discussion. All must be active.

The total workload of the students is estimated to 200 hours

Attendance of all MSAQUAH students in NTNU seminars is obligatory for the NTNU students. Participation will be monitored.

Compulsory assignments

  • Seminar participation

Further on evaluation

Oral exam (100%) with letter grade A-F.

The grade is based on the presentation of own review report followed by questions from own and other students work presented in the seminars.

Specific conditions

Admission to a programme of study is required:
Health Management in Aquaculture (MSAQUAH)

Course materials

Scientific publications are made available by NTNU.

More on the course



Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Second degree level


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2024

Language of instruction: English

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Aqua Culture
  • Marine Biology
Contact information
Course coordinator: Lecturer(s):

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Biology


Examination arrangement: Oral exam

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD Oral exam 100/100 E
Room Building Number of candidates
  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date. If more than one room is listed, you will find your room at Studentweb.

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