2019-2020 / ZOOL0218-4



20h Th

Number of credits

 Master in biology of organisms and ecology (120 ECTS)3 crédits 
 Master in oceanography (120 ECTS)3 crédits 


Christian Michel

Language(s) of instruction

French language

Organisation and examination

Teaching in the first semester, review in January


Schedule online

Units courses prerequisite and corequisite

Prerequisite or corequisite units are presented within each program

Learning unit contents

Aquarium is a closed system considered as an artificial ecosystem.
Building and maintenance are considered, in particular :

* Materials
* Light
* Water chemistry
* Filtration (Life Support System)
* Food end feeding
* Transportation of live animals
* ...

Learning outcomes of the learning unit

Give to students knowledge and competence to perform maintenance, reproduction, and use of aquatic species in closed environment (freshwater and seawater). Teaching intended for the students in aquaculture, oceanography or biology.

Prerequisite knowledge and skills

Basic scientific knowledge, level Bachelor in Biology (or similar)
Good command of french language

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Included into cursus :

* Guided and critical visit of Liège University Aquarium.
* Aquariologic material, devices and techniques.
* Water analysis and diagnose.

Mode of delivery (face-to-face ; distance-learning)

7 lessons (Duration : 2 h 30) during the first quadrimester, Zoological Institute.

Recommended or required readings

196 pp syllabus, recent papers, tables, ...

Assessment methods and criteria

Written examination.

Work placement(s)

Organizational remarks


C. Michel Curator of Aquarium-Muséum Lecturer Tel : + 32 (0)4 366 5007 Fax : + 32 (0)4 366 5093 e-mail : Christian.Michel@uliege.be(Christian.Michel@ulg.ac.be)