CURRICULUM

Aquatic biodiversity and conservation

(International program)

1  Training program Master program in Aquatic Biodiversity and Conservation
2 Code
3 Coordinating unit College of Aquaculture and Fisheries, Can Tho University
5 Objectives

 

To strengthen students with deep knowledge on aquatic biodiversity, conservation biology, environment impact assessment and ecosystem management and facilitate them to be proactive, creative and able to work and do research independently to apply in practice for protection, conservation of aquatic biodiversity and resources for sustainable management of the ecosystems.
6 Expected learning outcomes (ELO) Students at graduation will be able to
ELO.1 Master highly specialized knowledge on aquatic biodiversity and conservation
ELO.2 Master highly specialized knowledge on aquatic ecology and ecosystem management
ELO.3 Master highly specialized knowledge on environment impact assessment and management
ELO.4 Assess the status of biodiversity and ecosystems
ELO.5 Apply proficiently tools for assessment of aquatic biodiversity and ecosystem management
ELO.6 Propose measures for biodiversity conservation and management of aquatic ecosystems
ELO.7 Self-organize research activities related to aquatic biodiversity and ecosystem management
ELO.8 Be aware of importance of self- study and life-long study

Program specification
Total credits: 60
Training duration: 2 years

No Course codes Courses Cred. no Com. Elec. Theo-ry (hrs) Prac-tice (hrs)
Compulsory courses (25)    
1. ABC… Research methodology and applied statistic in aquatic resource diversity and management [NT Phuong & VN Son] 3 3 30 30
2. ABC… Tropical aquatic ecosystems [VN Ut] 2 2 30 0
3. ABC… Conservation Biology and Sustainable development [BOKU??] 2 2 30 0
4. ABC… Fish resources biodiversity and conservation [TD Dinh] 3 3 30 20
5. ABC… Aquatic invertebrates and plants biodiversity and conservation [VN Ut, BOKU??] 1 1 20 20
6. ABC… Aquatic population genetic biodiversity [DT Yen] 3 3 30 20
7. ABC… Aquaculture and biodiversity conservation [TN Hai, NT Phuong] 2 2 30 0
8. ABC… GIS application in aquatic biodiversity conservation and ecosystem management [NH Trung, TV Viet] 2 2 20 20
9. ABC… Policies and strategies for aquatic resources [DV Ni] 2 2 30 0
10. ABC… Establishment of Aquatic resources protected areas [DV Ni, VN Ut] 2 2 30 0
11. Field study and seminar [VN Ut] 2 2 60
Elective courses (10)
1. ABC… Bio-monitoring in aquatic environments [BOKU??, VN Ut] 2 2 20 20
2. ABC… Aquatic animal biology and  eco-toxicology [DTT Huong, NV Cong] 2 2 20  

20

3. ABC… Conservation biogeography and landscapes [BOKU??] 2 2 30 0
4. ABC… Environment impacts and risks assessment [HT Giang] 2 2 30 0
5. ABC… Fish stock assessment and fisheries management [TV Loi] 2 2 20 20
6. ABC… Climate change and ecosystem management [NH Trung] 2 2 30 0
7. ABC… Integrated coastal zone management [TH Minh] 2 2 30 0
ABC… Graduate thesis 25
Total 60