Warning! This subjects requires on campus attendance. Refer to Special Requirements for more information.
Aquatic Health and Microbiology
Your upfront cost: $0
Online & on-campus
- 11 Jul 2022
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Times Higher Education Ranking 2022
Upon completion of this subject, the student should be able to:
- Explain the aetiology and impacts of common pathogenic diseases in aquaculture
- Use tools and techniques to investigate signs of disease in aquaculture
- Research and report on disease in aquaculture in practice situations
- Communicate biosecurity and aquatic animal health management information
- 1. Introduction
- 2. Impact of microorganisms
- 3. Immunology
- 4. Epidemiology, biosecurity, pathogen biology & disease dynamics
- 5. Finfish - Salmon: AGD
- 6. Finfish - Salmon: Yersiniosis
- 7. Finfish - Salmon: POMV
- 8. Finfish - Barramundi (common warmwater diseases)
- 9. Crustaceans - Prawns
- 10. Molluscs - Oysters
- 11. Molluscs - Abalone
- 12. Tools and Technology
- 13. Content review
You must have successfully completed the following subject(s) before starting this subject:
- Attendance requirements - Students will be required to attend 1 face to face workshop in Launceston, Tasmania for a period of 3 days. This workshop will occur in week 6 of the semester, more information will be available prior to semester commencement.
In this subject you will investigate pathogenic diseases that impact the aquaculture industry, using case studies from local industries. You will explore the effects of aquatic viruses, bacteria and parasites on animal and human health. You will acquire an understanding of the biology, life-cycle and taxonomy of pathogens in aquaculture, and learn relevant sampling, detection and identification techniques. You will also develop an understanding of biosecurity implications and control measures in aquaculture. This subject will include a laboratory-based workshop.
This subject builds on concepts of learning through practice in Year 1 of study by introducing you to more complex learning experiences.
You will be introduced to:
- discipline-based skills and knowledge in dynamic practice situations. This will include authentic and purposeful, industry-related experiences
- concepts of managing effective relationships and communicating with others
- the development and use of adaptive leadership skills and how these skills relate to innovative and entrepreneurial practice
- the nature of responsible, accountable and reflective workplace skills, and creative and critical thinking relevant to para-professional practice.
You will exercise self-awareness, initiative and judgement to manage yourself and professional relationships effectively. The application of tacit knowledge and capabilities will be reflected in a Practice Manual.
- AT2: Laboratory Report (35%%)
- AT3: Sector-specific disease fact sheet (35%%)
- AT1: Biosecurity in Aquaculture (30%%)
Current study term: 10 Jul 22 to 16 Oct 22
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