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BSc. Fisheries and Aquaculture

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The programme addresses capture fisheries which depends on wild fish stocks and aquaculture which is the production of aquatic organisms under controlled conditions.The overall objective of the programme is to produce well trained and skilled persons understanding the dynamics of aquatic ecosystems. Graduates of this programme should be able to sustainably utilise aquatic resources for the present and future generations.

YEAR 1 SEMESTER ONE

COURSE BFA

TITLE

(LH)

(TH)

(PH)

(CH)

(CU)

BFA101

INTRODUCTION TO FISHERIES SCIENCE

45

-

-

45

3

BFA 102

BASIC FISH BIOLOGY

45

15

30

75

5

BFA 103

LIMNOLOGY

45

15

30

75

5

BFA 104

BASIC AQUATIC ECOLOGY

30

15

-

45

3

BFA 105

EVOLUTION & CLASSIFICATION

30

-

30

45

3

       

TOTAL

 

19

YEAR I SEMESTER TWO

COURSE

BFA

TITLE

LH

TH

PH

CH

CU

BFA106

POPULATION GENETICS

45

-

20

60

4

BFA 107

INTRODUCTION TO FUNCTIONAL ANATOMY

30

-

30

30

3

BFA 108

ENVIRONMENTAL CHEMISTRY

30

-

20

45

3

BFA 109

BASIC PARASITOLOGY

35

-

30

-

3

BFA 110

AQUATIC MICROBIOLOGY

45

-

30

60

4

       

TOTAL

 

17

YEAR II SEMESTER ONE

COURSE

BFA

TITLE

LH

TH

PH

CH

CU

BFA211

CELL & MOLECULAR BIOLOGY

40

-

40

60

4

BFA 212

AQUACULTURE SYSTEMS

30

-

30

45

3

BFA 213

INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTER AND INFORMATION SCIENCE

30

-

30

60

4

BFA 214

COMMON FISH DISEASE

55

-

40

75

5

BFA 215

DIAGNOSTICS OF FISH DISEASES

30

-

30

45

3

         

TOTAL

19

YEAR II SEMESTER II

COURSE

BFA

TITLE

LH

TH

PH

CH

CU

BFA221

BIOSTATISTICS

30

15

30

60

4

BFA 222

RESEARCH METHODS & COMMUNICATION SKILLS

30

-

30

30

2

BFA 223

BIOMATHEMATICS & FISHERIES STOCK ASSESSMENT

55

-

40

75

5

BFA 224

AQUATIC RESOURCE MANAGEMENT

45

-

60

45

5

BFA 225

FISHERIES SOCIO-ECONOMICS

45

-

-

45

3

RECESS TERM:

BFA 221

INTERNSHIP

-

-

-

120

5

YEAR III SEMESTER ONE

COURSE

BFA

TITLE

LH

TH

PH

CH

CU

BFA 211

FISHERIES & AQUACULTURE EXTENSION

35

-

20

45

3

BFA 212

FISH MARKETING & TRANSPORTATION

35

-

20

45

3

BFA 213

AQUATIC ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH

30

-

30

45

3

BFA 214

POND SITING CONSTRUCTION & MANAGEMENT

30

-

30

45

3

BFA 215

DESIGN & CONSTRUCTION OF FISHING GEARS

30

-

30

45

3

ELECTIVES

BFA 216

FISH PROCESSING TECHNOLOGY & QUALITY ASSURANCE

40

-

40

60

4

F&A 217

FISH BREEDING & APPLIED ENDOCRINOLOGY

40

-

40

60

4

YEAR III SEMESTER TWO

BFA 321

LARVAL FOOD PRODUCTION & HATCHERY MANAGEMENT

30

-

30

45

3

BFA 322

NON-CONVENTIONAL AQUATIC RESOURCES”

40

-

10

45

3

BFA 323

CICHLID CULTURE

30

-

30

45

3

BFA 324

ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION & IMPACT ASSESSMENT

30

-

30

45

3

ELECTIVES

BFA 333

FED FORMULATION AND ANALYSIS

40

-

40

60

4

BFA 334

CULTURE OF CYPRINIDS & AFRICAN CATFISHES

40

-

40

60

4

 

Contacts

Department of Plant Sciences, Microbiology and Biotechnology
School of Biosciences,
College of Natural Sciences,
Makerere University
P.O.Box 7062 Kampala
Tel: +256 414 531902
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