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The

FA C U L T Y Faculty

BOOKLET 2004 – 2005 of Science & Agriculture

BIOL 3861 (Z33E) ANIMAL BEHAVIOUR (4 credits)

BIOL 3865 (BL39A) ANIMAL BIOTECHNOLOGY (4 credits)

Prerequisite: Z21E or Z21F Syllabus: History and development of behavioural sciences. Develop- ment of behaviour in the individual. Instinctive and learnt behaviour. Stimulus perception and orientation. Motivation and the organisation of behaviour. Rhythmic behaviour and activity patterns. Social behaviour and communication. The

ecology and evolution of behaviour. Assessment: In-course assessment One 2-hour theory examination

40% 60%

BIOL 3863 (Z34E) TROPICAL AQUACULTURE (4 credits)

Prerequisite: BL11E or AL11B/ AL13B Syllabus: History, status and future of tropical aquaculture. Hatchery design and operation. Farm and pond design and operation. Water quality management in tropical fish ponds. Fish feed technology. Tropical fish diseases and control. Biology and culture of selected tropical finfish, shellfish, sea-weed and aquatic reptiles. Polyculture and integrated aquaculture. The tropical ornamental fish trade. Environmental impacts.

Assessment:

In-course assessment

40%

One 2-hour theory examination

60%

BIOL 3864 (Z34D) FISHERIES BIOLOGY & MANAGEMENT (4 credits)

Prerequisites: (AP10B or BL11D) and AL23B or BL27Bor (BC22B and BC23A) Syllabus: Definition and scope of biotechnology. A survey of important technological revolutions and their application to nutrition, health, genetic conservation and improvement of animals, in- cluding an advanced treatment of technologies such as genome projects, cell culture, cloning, science and practice of transgenesis and molecular marker technology and their ap- plications to reproductive biotechnology, marker-assisted breeding, nutritional biotechnology, animal health and con- servation of wildlife and breeds.The course consists of thirty- six (36) hours of lectures and six (6) three-hour laboratory ses-

sions. Assessment: In course assessment One 2-hour theory examination

40% 60%

CHEM 0060 (C06E) PRELIMINARY CHEMISTRY I (0 credits)

Syllabus: Theory: Foundations of Chemistry. Descriptive inorganic and organic chemistry. Energy changes in chemical reactions. Chemical equilibria. Chemical kinetics.Practical: 52-hours of

practical work Examination: One 3-hour written paper 75%Coursework – Practical & Theory

25%

CHEM 0061 (C06F)

Prerequisite: Z23C Syllabus: History, status and future of global fisheries. Fishing meth- ods. Caribbean fisheries, especially in Trinidad & Tobago. Fish population dynamics, recruitment, fish stock assessment and fish migration. Fish handling, processing and the process of spoilage; Fisheries yield-prediction model. Management of tropi- cal fisheries. Critical fish habitat. Law of the sea and its impli-

PRELIMINARY CHEMISTRY II (0 credits)

Syllabus: Theory: The three physical states of matter. Further introduc- tion to the chemistry of the elements. Properties of solutions. Acid-base systems and buffer systems. Electrical conductance, oxidation-reduction.Practical: Fifty-two (52) hours of practical

cations. Practicals include time at sea. Assessment: In-course assessment One 2-hour theory examination

40% 60%

work. Assessment: One 3-hour written paper Coursework – Practical & Theory

75% 25%

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