|Responsible unit:||Department of Biology|
|Course/CS Responsible:||Master's degree in Biological Aquatic Resources|
|Acronym||No. of Students||Study Plan||Curricular Years||Credits UCN||Credits ECTS||Contact hours||Total Time|
|M:RBA||7||Study plan since 2013/2014||1||-||3||21||81|
|Isabel Maria Trigueiros de Sousa Pinto Machado|
The module of Applied Phycology has as main objectives:
1- Prepare students with good knowledge on the importance of algae as a resource
2 - Provide specific theoretical and practical knowledge about algae as a resource, its availability, its sustainable production and it maisn present uses, as well as the uses that are being now tested and researcherd.
3 - Discuss the global importance that this resource may have in the future
4 - Develop skills for the critical analisys and use of different souces of information
5 - Develop skills for the analysis and synthesis of knowledge.
6 - Develop skills the debate of facts and ideas on the subject of algal production and use based on credible sources.
Awareness and knowledge about the diversity of algae that are available and the benefits that can be obtained from their biomass
Knowledge about the main applications and production methods for the different algae
Increased skills for the critical analisys and use of different souces of information, analysis and synthesis of knowledge, presentation of information and discussion of facts and ideas on the subject of algal production and use based on credible sources.
1 - Algae: what they are and main groups (revision).
2 - Role of algae in ecosystems and their services.
3 - Main current uses of algae: history, current state and limitations.
4 - Potential use of algae and main ongoing research in this field.
5 - Production of algae: harvest and main cultivation methods.
6 - Marine agriculture and aforestation: ecosystem services and scale limitations
7 - Main business areas in the algae: around the world, in Europe and in Portugal.
Presentations using power point and video. Presentation by the students and discussion of projects.
Pratical sessions - Observation of algal species and their main morphological, reproductive characteristics. Observation of individuals from different life stage phases. Demostration of cultivation methods
|Elaboração de relatório/dissertação/tese||20,00|
|Frequência das aulas||21,00|
|Apresentação/discussão de um trabalho científico||1,00|
Participation in at least 75% of the classes
Conclusion of at least 75% os the work requested
Grade from the exam/tests *(up to 10 points) + group project report (up to 6 points)+ presentation of group report (up to 3 points) + Debate (1 point)
final exam done at the end of the discipline.
Repeat final exam