Unit Code: FIS309 / FIS409 / FIS507

Unit Title: Introduction to Nutrition

The Introduction to Nutrition Unit is designed to help students learn about the general concepts of nutrition, nutrient groups, including their roles and functions and how they can be applied in aquaculture development and management, with emphasis on fish feed formulation and testing. Topics covered include; introduction to nutrition and living organisms, nutritional terms, nutrient groups and requirements in fish, classifications, goals of nutritional science, feed types and management. The Nutrition and living organism component focuses on the links between fish nutrition and humans. Students will study how these links can be integrated via quality feed formulation (i.e., for fish) that may have positive impacts on human health.