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Description of Individual Course Units

Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of CourseYearSemesterECTS
VHB652 Fish Nutrition And Nutritional Diseases 927001 1 1 6
Level of Course Unit
Second Cycle
Objectives of the Course
Learning the basic principles of fish nutrition, nutrient and energy requirements of fish, feed intake behaviours in fish, feeds used in fish nutrition
Name of Lecturer(s)
Doç. Dr. Zehra SELÇUK
Learning Outcomes
  1. Learning feed intake behaviours in fish
  2. Gaining the knowledge about digestive tract and metabolism of nutrients in fish
  3. Gaining the knowledge about factors affecting feed intake in fish
  4. Learning feed technology
  5. Have knowledge about feeding systems
Mode of Delivery
Formal Education
Prerequisites and co-requisities
Recommended Optional Programme Components
Recommended or Required Reading
Korkut, A. Y., Hoşsu, B., Fırat Kop, A. Balık Besleme ve Yem Teknolojisi I ve II. Ege üniversitesi su ürünleri fakültesi yayınları No: 54, Ege Üniversitesi basımevi, İzmir, 2003
Cheeke, P.R.. Applied Animal Nutrition Feeds and Feeding. Second edition, Prentice Hall, Upper Saddle River, New Jersey, 1999.
Kellems RO, Church DC. Livestock feeds and feeding. Fifth edition,Pearson Prentice Hall, USA, 2002.
Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods
Language of Instruction
Work Placement(s)
Course Contents
Comparison of metabolism in mammals and fish, feeding behaviours of fish, the effects of environmental conditions on nutritional requirements, basic principles of fish nutrition, energy and nutrients requirements of fish, feeds and manufacturing, nutrition of cultured fish
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
Week Theoretical Practice Laboratory
1.The basic principles of fish nutrition, feed intake behaviours in fish
2.The digestive tract and its physiology in fish
3.Digestion rate and a stomach discharge rate in fish
4.Nutrient Digestilibility in Fish
5.Energy distribution stages, the factors affecting energy requirements
6.Nutrient requirements of fish
7.Performance parameters
8.Midterm exam
9.Feeds used in fish nutrition
10.Feed technology
11.Aquaculture-Oncorhynchus mykiss
12.Aquaculture-Dicentrarchus labrax, Sparus auratus
13.Aquaculture-Cyprinus carpio
14.Aquaculture-Oreochromis niloticus
15.Nutritional disorders
Assessment Methods and Criteria
Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight (%)
Midterm Examination1100
End Of Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight (%)
Final Examination1100
Term (or Year) Learning Activities40
End Of Term (or Year) Learning Activities60
Workload Calculation
ActivitiesQuantityTime(hours)Total Workload(hours)
Midterm Examination111
Final Examination111
Attending Lectures13339
Individual Study for Mid term Examination166
Individual Study for Final Examination11010