|Course code: 502006||Subject title: INSECT FARMING|
|Credits: 3||Type of subject: Optative||Year: 4||Period: 1º S|
|Department: Agronomía, Biotecnología y Alimentación|
|MURILLO PEREZ, ROSA MARÍA||MUÑOZ LABIANO, MARÍA DELIA (Resp)|
Production of Edible Insects. Insect Rearing. Entomofarms.
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.
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.
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.
|Methodology - Activity||No. of hours|
|A-4 Assignments & group projects||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.
|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|
|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|
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