Course - Marine Raw Materials - BIA1001
BIA1001 - Marine Raw Materials
Examination arrangement: School exam
Grade: Letter grades
The course is intended for students taking a bachelor's degree in Biomarine innovation and Biotechnology and is related to utilization of marine resources and food-related properties of seafood. The course includes fish, shellfish and algae topics with an emphasis on ingredients that can be isolated from these. The focus is put on lipids, proteins and protein hydrolysates, but also carbohydrates, minerals, vitamins and other low molecular weight compounds. Emphasis is put on the quality and variation of marine raw material and the influence of preservation, processing and storage on seafood components. Other topics that are highlighted are products obtained from marine raw materials and rest raw materials. Under supervision, students will perform and report the results of an independent semester assignment on various aspects of processing of marine raw materials and the products obtained thereof. Marine raw materials puts also a big accent on sustainable utilization of seafood rest raw materials for extraction of valuable compounds (lipids, proteins, chitin/chitosan and minerals).
- fats and fatty acids (especially omega-3 fatty acids) naturally found in marine raw materials and how
- proteins (especially protein hydrolysates) in marine raw materials and how to maintain the quality of these compounds in processed marine products and ingredients
- utilization of marine resources and nutritional properties of lipids and proteins isolated from marine raw materials and residual raw materials
- the influence of conservation, processing and storage on the quality of marine raw materials and rest raw materials, and components isolated thereof
Skills - the students:
- can apply knowledge in new areas within the field of the subject
- can analyze existing theories, methods and interpretations in the subject area and work independently with practical and theoretical problem solving
General competence - the students:
- can apply their knowledge and skills in new areas to complete advanced work tasks and projects
Learning methods and activities
It is expected that students have a total work load of 200 hours. This includes lectures (30 h) exercises/lab course (8 h) and project work (32 h). Students should perform the project work in groups of 7 to 8 students and to write a semester report. The course is taught in the spring semester with a final written exam at the end of the semester. It is compulsory to write a semester report on the subject in order to prepare and be admitted for the exam. The group report is valid for three semesters.
Further on evaluation
The group report must be submitted in order to take the exam. The final grade is based on the written exam (100%).
Recommended previous knowledge
Basics in chemistry, equivalent to MK103119 Introduction to chemistry or HBIOA1004 General chemistry.
- teaching materials (presentations, course material uploaded to Blackboard); - material for practical exercises/lab. courses; - material for project work (articles, etc.). Literature: Selected articles will be uploaded to Blackboard.
Credits: 7.5 SP
Study level: Foundation courses, level I
Term no.: 1
Teaching semester: SPRING 2024
Language of instruction: English, Norwegian
- Biotechnology/Aqua Culture
- Aqua Culture
- Marine Topics
- Food Subjects
Examination arrangement: School exam
- Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
- Autumn UTS School exam 100/100 D 2023-12-04 09:00 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates C218 Ankeret/Hovedbygget 1
- Spring ORD School exam 100/100 D 2024-05-14 09:00 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates G132 Gnisten/Fagskolen 52
- * 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.
For more information regarding registration for examination and examination procedures, see "Innsida - Exams"