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Service/Product name: SSNS Training Course 9: Seafood and human nutrition

Service/Product type: Training course

Service/Product provided by: Research Administration, International Cooperation and Education Department

Detail description

SSNS Training Course 9:

Seafood and human nutrition 


Aquaculture is being seen as an alternative source for providing nutritional and food security, in which seafood plays an important role in fighting hunger and malnutrition as a whole food is highly proteins and other nutritious compounds, lipids, minerals, vitamins and low levels of carbohydrates. Benefits to human health associated with the consumption of seafood are noted for multiple bodily organs and physiological functions. Seafood compares favorably with other protein sources as it offers superior macronutrients in the ideal form of lean proteins combined with healthy omega-3 long chain polyunsaturated fatty acids (n-3 LCPUFAs), and a wide array of highly bioavailable micronutrients. This course investigates the role of key nutrients present in seafood on human health.


Learning outcome

  1. Describe human nutrition and health;
  2. Identify nutritional diseases / deficiencies in human ;
  3. Describe nutritional value of fish or seafood;
  4. Identify seafood products and their roles in food security;
  5. Describe seafood safety and certification processes;
  6. Identify problems of seafood industry;
  7. Carry out research to contribute toward solving the problems of industry;
  8. Develop awareness programs/campaign to promote seafood for human health.

Lectures – 24 hours (8+8+8) – Classroom

  1. Background;
  2. Human nutrition and welfare;
  3. Fish and seafood products;
  4. Fish production and consumption;
  5. Seafood markets and accessibility;
  6. Seafood and nutrition intervention programs.

Practical – 24 hours (8+8) – Field visit

  1. Shrimp and fish farms;
  2. Fish markets - fish landing site, traditional village and supermarket.

Final report including business plan: by each participant – max. 3 pages

Presentation of results by the group of students/participants (Seminar Room)

-         Techniques and lessons learned.

-         Wrap-up by Instructor (1 hour).

Feedback and evaluation by students/participants

Resource person: Dr. Dang Thi Lua.