Public University of Navarre



Academic year: 2018/2019 | Previous academic years:  2017/2018 
Bachelor's degree in Innovation on Food Processes and Products
Course code: 502006 Subject title: INSECT FARMING
Credits: 3 Type of subject: Optative Year: 4 Period: 1º S
Department: Agronomía, Biotecnología y Alimentación
Lecturers
MURILLO PEREZ, ROSA MARÍA MUÑOZ LABIANO, MARÍA DELIA (Resp)

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Module/Subject matter

Optative

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Descriptors

Production of Edible Insects. Insect Rearing. Entomofarms.

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General proficiencies

CG1    The capacity to work in the field of agrifood and innovation in a socially and ethically responsible manner, and with a commitment to sustainability.

CG2    The capacity to use knowledge in order to solve problems and generate opportunities in the agrifood field with a vision which embraces setting up projects and exploiting market openings.

 

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Specific proficiencies

CE15  To be familiar with the bases of food processing and preservation, the main equipment involved, ancillary systems, design, modelling and optimisation. To be familiar with the repercussions of factors related to processing on food quality, stability and safety. The capacity to assimilate, understand and use the principles of Food Science and Technology: Food engineering and basic operations; and Processes used in the agrifood industry. The capacity to assimilate and understand the operating principles of the agrifood industry: Equipment and ancillary machinery used in the agrifood industry.

 

CE17  To be capable of using food processing knowledge at both small and industrial scales in food innovation.

 

CE21  To be capable of developing new food products and processes through the generation of ideas, bearing in mind all aspects of quality, market demand, profitability, necessary technology, packaging and presentation. The capacity to identify problems and potential improvements.

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Learning outcomes

LO1. To understand the importance of insect farming for different purposes, particularly for human and animal nutrition.
LO2. To be able to design innovative farming systems and food products with edible insects.
LO3. To be aware of the economic, social and environmental impact of insect farms.

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Methodology

Methodology - Activity No. of hours
A-1 Lectures/readings/discussions 25
A-4 Assignments & group projects 25
A-6 Tutorage 15
A-7 Exams 10
Total 25

 

The course has been structured into seven modules (approx. one per week) in which different activities will be accomplished by the students as assessed by the instructors.

Lectures will be substituted by recorded videos or readings.

Students will have to work on several individual assignments and on one team assignment or project.

The project will be accomplished throughout the entire course period. Each team will consist of 2-3 students and will give a presentation of the work done in the final module.

The students will engage in two or three discussion forums. They will expose problems, challenges and potential solutions arising from their project. These forums will be led and moderated by the instructors, who will grade the quality and quantity of student participations.

Instructors will be available for synchronous tutorages weekly to answer questions related to the study material or the assignments.

Finally, the students will also be individually assessed by weekly quizzes. These will consist of questions on the study material. A final exam will address questions from all course topics.

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Relationship between formative activities and proficiencies

Proficiencies Formative Activities
CE15, CE17, CE21, CG1, CG2 A1. Lectures/readings/discussions
CE17, CE21, CG1, CG2 A2. Assignments/group project
CE15, CE17, CE21 A5. Individual study
CG1, CG2, CE15, CE17, CE21 A6. Tutorages
CE15, CE17, CE21 A7. Quizzes

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Languages

English

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Evaluation

Learning outcomes Type of assessment Weight Recoverable
LO1-LO3 Quizzes and final exam 45% Yes, recovery exam
LO2 Worksheets of individual assignments 15% No
LO2 Video report of the group project 25% Resubmission of reviewed assignment
LO1-LO3 Discussion forums 15% No

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Contents

  • Model systems of farmed insects and potential for innovative systems.
  • Biological and engineering requirements of insect farms.
  • Industrial products and processes from insect farms.
  • Environmental, economic and social impact of insect farms.

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Agenda

Module 1. Introduction to insect farming
Module 2. Basic entomology for insect farming
Module 3. Farming systems for edible insects
Module 4. Environmental requirements for edible insect farming
Module 5. Design and operation of insect farms
Module 6. Impact of edible insect farming
Module 7. Wrap up course

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Bibliography

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BIBLIOGRAFÍA BÁSICA:

  • Dossey AT, Morales-Ramos JA, Rojas MG. 2016. Insects as sustainable food ingredients. Academic Press. Libro electrónico en Biblioteca UPNA.
  • Van Huis A & Tomberlin JK. 2017. Insects as food and feed: from production to consumption. Wageningen Academic Publishers.

BIBLIOGRAFÍA COMPLEMENTARIA:

  • Hanboonsoong Y, Jamjanya T, Durst PB. 2013. Six-legged livestock: edible insect farming, collecting and marketing in Thailand. FAO (pdf gratuito en web FAO).
  • Schneider JC. 2009. Principles and Procedures for Rearing High Quality Insects. Mississippi State University.
  • Singh P & Moore RF. 1985. Handbook of Insect Rearing. Elsevier, Oxford, UK.
  • Van Juis A, Van Itterbeeck J, Klunder H, Mertens E, Halloran A, Muir G, Vantomme P. 2013. Edible insects: future prospects for food and feed security. FAO

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