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KQA201 Intensive Algal Culture

Phytoplankton are the primary producers of the aquatic food chain. This unit teaches students the principles and techniques used to culture marine phytoplankton (micro-algae), from small-scale starter cultures, through to production-scale. Micro-algae as feed organisms are intrinsic to most marine bivalves, crustaceans and finfish. Skills acquired in this unit are directly employable in the hatcheries and nurseries servicing the aquaculture industries. Students gain an understanding of the nutritional and respective algal requirements of the animals. Techniques used to culture seaweeds, used for human and, or marine animal consumption are demonstrated and discussed. Opportunities for students to investigate biotechnological advances in algal culture are provided.

Special Notes
teaching staff Ms C O'Meley, Mr M Daintith
campus & mode Ltn, int
unit weight [12.5%]
teaching pattern sem 2 - 2x1-hour lectures, and a 3-hour practical a week (14 weeks)
prerequisites
corequisites
mutual exclusions
method of assessment final theory exam (30%), mid-semester theory exam (20%), practical exam (15%), (3) practical quizzes (15%), (2) assignments (20%)
required texts, etc
O'Meley CM and Daintith MJ, Algal Cultures for Marine Hatcheries, Aquaculture Sourcebook, Turtle Press, Hobart, 1993.
recommended reading
Course: Bachelor of Applied Science (Aquaculture) (S3C)






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KQA205 Plant Physiology

Is a study of the metabolic and physiological processes which sustain the growth of vascular plants. The unit includes theoretical and practical investigation of plant cell metabolism, mineral nutrition and water uptake, regulation and development of plant growth, and whole-plant ecophysiology.

Special Notes
teaching staff Mr GL Unwin and others
campus & mode Ltn, int
unit weight [12.5%]
teaching pattern sem 1 - 2x1-hour lectures or tutorials and a 3-hour practical a week (14 weeks)
prerequisites KQA225 and/or KQA112. Completion of first-year Chemistry, or TCE Chemistry
corequisites
mutual exclusions
method of assessment practical reports and assignments (30%), final theory exam (70%)
required texts, etc
Raven PH, Evert RF and Eichorn SE, Biology of Plants, 5th edn, Worth, New York, 1992.
recommended reading
Course: Bachelor of Applied Science (Biology major) (S3C)






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KQA207 General Microbiology

Is an introduction to microbial groups with special emphasis on their roles in the dynamic ecology of the earth and its inhabitants. Microbial form, function and genetics, nutrition and metabolism, habitats and interrelationships are discussed. Some examples of microbiology in industry, as well as microbial diseases of humans and animals are considered.

Special Notes
teaching staff Dr C Burke
campus & mode Ltn, int
unit weight [12.5%]
teaching pattern sem 1 - 2x1-hour lectures, 1-hour tutorial, a 3-hour practical a week (14 weeks)
prerequisites
corequisites
mutual exclusions KQA226
method of assessment practical reports (25%), 1,500-word essay (10%), semester tests (10%), seminar (5%), theory exam in June (35%), 3-hour practical exam in May (15%)
required texts, etc
Brock TD, Madigan MT, Martinko JM and Parker J, Biology of Microorganisms, 7th edn, Prentice Hall, 1994.
recommended reading
Course: Bachelor of Applied Science (Aquaculture) (S3C)






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KQA210 Aquatic Technology I


KQA211 Aquatic Technology II

Teach students those construction and maintenance skills required in commercial aquaculture systems. Students also learn the basics of water quality and various techniques of achieving this in a farming situation. These units (KQA210, 211) are essential for understanding the Farming Aquatic Environments units, KQA221-224.

Special Notes
teaching staff Prof N Forteath, Dr J Purser, Dr P Hart, Mr M Daintith
campus & mode Ltn, int
unit weight [10% (AssocDip 12.5%) ea]
teaching pattern sem 1 - 2-hour lecture and a 3-hour practical a week (14 weeks) for each unit
prerequisites Completion of Year 1 of the Associate Diploma or Diploma in Aquaculture
corequisites
mutual exclusions
method of assessment for each unit - theory exam in June (30%), practical exam in June (10%), assignments/tests (20%), project presentations (15%), project contribution (10%) and practical book (15%)
required texts, etc
Hart P and O'Sullivan D (eds), Recirculation Systems: Design, Construction and Management. Aquaculture Sourcebook, Turtle Press, Hobart, 1993.

recommended reading
Lawson TB, Fundamentals of Aquacultural Engineering, Chapman and Hall, New York, 1995.

Course: Associate Diploma of Applied Science in Aquaculture (S1A)
Diploma of Applied Science in Aquaculture (S2A)





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KQA212 Aquatic Ecology II

Gives students undertaking Aquaculture Diploma and Degree courses a comprehensive overview of important ecological issues in the aquaculture industry. The content builds on basic ecological principles covered in KQA121 and equivalent units. The unit concentrates on population ecology, environmental monitoring, community surveys and the impact of aquaculture on the environment. Special emphasis is placed on in-shore marine and freshwater environments.

Special Notes
teaching staff Dr J Purser, Assoc Prof N Pankhurst, Dr B Nowak
campus & mode Ltn, int
unit weight [10% (Assoc Dip 12.5%)]
teaching pattern sem 1 - 2-hour lecture and a 3-hour practical a week (14 weeks)
prerequisites KQA121 or equivalent
corequisites
mutual exclusions
method of assessment end-of-semester theory exam (40%), tests (10%), practical reports (10%), assignment (20%), resource book (20%)
required texts, etc
recommended reading Wootton RJ, Fish Ecology, Blackie, Glasgow, 1992.
Course: Associate Diploma of Applied Science in Aquaculture (S1A)
Diploma of Applied Science in Aquaculture (S2A)
Bachelor of Applied Science (Aquaculture) (S3C)




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KQA213 General Microbiology (Aquaculture)

Emphasises the roles of microbes in aquatic environments and in aquaculture. Microbial form, function, genetics, nutrition and metabolism, habitats and interrelationships are described. Some topical examples of microbial diseases are considered. The last 3 weeks give an introduction to histology of fish.

Special Notes
teaching staff Dr C Burke, Dr B Nowak
campus & mode Ltn, int
unit weight [12.5%]
teaching pattern sem 1 - 2-hour lecture, 1-hour tutorial and a 3-hour practical a week (14 weeks)
prerequisites
corequisites
mutual exclusions
method of assessment practical reports (35%), 3 semester tests (15%), seminar (5%), 3-hour practical exam (15%), 3-hour theory exam in June (35%)
required texts, etc
Singleton P, Introduction to Bacteria, 2nd edn, Wiley, 1992.
Fin Fish Diseases, Postgraduate Committee in Veterinary Science, Proceedings No. 128, Sydney University, 1990.
recommended reading
Course: Associate Diploma of Applied Science in Aquaculture (S1A)
Diploma of Applied Science in Aquaculture (S2A)





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KQA214 Technology for Aquaculture

Introduces students to important concepts in aquatic technology involving the construction and operation of farm components. Trips to farming facilities in the State are used to demonstrate the varieties of technologies used. This unit is essential for understanding the husbandry Intensive Culture units.

Special Notes
teaching staff Prof N Forteath, Drs J Purser, P Hart, and Mr M Daintith
campus & mode Ltn, int
unit weight [12.5%]
teaching pattern sem 1 - 2-hour lecture and a 3-hour practical equivalent a week (14 weeks)
prerequisites
corequisites
mutual exclusions
method of assessment end-of-semester theory exam (25%), mid-semester theory exam (25%), practical exam (20%), semester tests (10%), and farms visits (20%)
required texts, etc
recommended reading Lawson TB, Fundamentals of Aquacultural Engineering, Chapman and Hall, New York, 1995.
Course: Bachelor of Applied Science (Aquaculture) (S3C)






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KQA226 General and Medical Microbiology

Gives students detailed descriptions of microbial physiology and genetics. The unit is strongly focused on microbes which are pathogenic to human beings. Students are taught techniques for isolating and identifying microbes. Interactions between microbes and human beings are described, in particular mechanisms of pathogenesis, and the role of genetic recombination in the development in new strains.

Special Notes
teaching staff Dr C Burke, Mr S Tristram
campus & mode Ltn, int
unit weight [12.5%]
teaching pattern sem 1 - 2-hour lecture, 1-hour tutorial and a 3-hour practical a week (14 weeks)
prerequisites CFA276 or CFA101
corequisites
mutual exclusions KQA207
method of assessment practicals (25%), 1,500-word essay (10%), seminar (5%), 2 semester tests (109%), 3-hour practical exam in May (15%), 3-hour theory exam in June (35%)
required texts, etc
Brock TD, Madigan MT, Martinko JM and Parker J, Biology of Microorganisms, 7th edn, Prentice Hall, 1994.
recommended reading
Course: Bachelor of Applied Science (Microbiology minor) (S3C)






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KQA227 Forest Ecosystems



Special Notes not offered in 1996

teaching staff
campus & mode
unit weight
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recommended reading
Course: Bachelor of Applied Science (Biology major) (S3C)






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KQA228 Intensive Crustacean & Zooplankton Culture

Provides an understanding of biological and technical aspects of culture strategies for crustaceans and non-crustacean zooplankton species that are of commercial or experimental significance.

Special Notes this unit is available to Aquaculture (degree & GradDip) students only.

teaching staff Dr G Maguire
campus & mode Ltn, int
unit weight [15% (S6C 10%)]
teaching pattern sem 2 - 2 hrs lectures, 1-hour tutorial, 2 hrs practicals weekly (14 weeks)
prerequisites degree students - KQA110 and KQA201
corequisites
mutual exclusions
method of assessment 2-hour exam in Sept (20%), 3-hour exam in Nov (30%), practical exam in Nov (15%), practical session assessment (15%), assignment (20%)
required texts, etc
O'Sullivan D and Thomas P (eds), Prawn Farming Manual for Australian Growers, Aquaculture Sourcebook, Turtle Press, Hobart, 1994.
Daintith M, Live Feeds for Marine Aquaculture: A Training Guide, Aquaculture Sourcebook, Turtle Press, Hobart, 1993.
recommended reading
Course: Bachelor of Applied Science (Aquaculture) (S3C)






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KQA229 Nutrition of Farmed Organisms

Provides students with a detailed understanding of aquatic nutrition and the relationships to farming practice, feed formulation and the physiology and biochemistry of farmed organisms. Feeding, growth and nutrition of farmed organisms, the production of commercial aquaculture feeds and methods of analysis are covered.

Special Notes
teaching staff Dr C Carter, Dr G Maguire, Dr J Purser, Dr P Hart, Mr M Daintith
campus & mode Ltn, int
unit weight [12.5%]
teaching pattern sem 1 - 5 hrs a week (14 weeks)
prerequisites KJG162
corequisites
mutual exclusions
method of assessment practical reports (25%), mid-semester test (25%), theory exam (50%)
required texts, etc
recommended reading
Course: Associate Diploma of Applied Science in Aquaculture (S1A)
Diploma of Applied Science in Aquaculture (S2A)





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KQA241 Finfish Culture

Examines the culture of salmonid fish and other feshwater and marine species which are grown commercially or are deemed to have potential for aquaculture.

Special Notes for other details see KQA221.

teaching staff Prof N Forteath, Dr J Purser, Dr C Carter, Dr P Hart
campus & mode Ltn, int
unit weight [12.5%]
teaching pattern sem 2 - 3-hour lecture, 1-hour tutorial, 2-hours practical a week (14 weeks)
prerequisites KQA110, KQA210/211
corequisites
mutual exclusions
method of assessment end-of-semester theory exam (30%), mid-semester theory exam (20%), end-of-semester practical exam (15%), farm visits (5%), practical session assignment (15%), assignment (15%).
required texts, etc
recommended reading
Course: Associate Diploma of Applied Science in Aquaculture (S1A)
Diploma of Applied Science in Aquaculture (S2A)





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KQA242 Molluscan Culture

Outlines the biology of and commercial and experimental techniques for relevant molluscan species.

Special Notes
teaching staff Ms C O'Meley, Dr G Maguire
campus & mode Ltn, int
unit weight [12.5%]
teaching pattern sem 2 - 2-hour lecture, 1-hour tutorial and a 2-hour practical/demonstration a week
prerequisites KQA110, KQA210/211
corequisites
mutual exclusions
method of assessment end-of-semester theory exam (30%), mid-semester theory exam (20%), end-of-semester practical exam (15%), farm visits (5%), practical session assignment (15%), assignment (15%).
required texts, etc
recommended reading
Course: Associate Diploma of Applied Science in Aquaculture (S1A)
Diploma of Applied Science in Aquaculture (S2A)





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KQA243 Crustacean & Zooplankton Culture

Provides an understanding of biological and technical aspects of culture strategies for crustaceans or non-crustacean zooplankton species that are of commercial or experimental significance.

Special Notes this unit is for Aquaculture (Associate Diploma and Diploma) students only.

teaching staff Dr G Maguire, Mr M Daintith, Dr J Purser
campus & mode Ltn, int
unit weight [12.5%]
teaching pattern sem 2 - 5 hrs a week (14 weeks)
prerequisites
corequisites
mutual exclusions
method of assessment 1.5-hour exam in Sept (20%), 2-hour exam in Nov (30%), practical exam in Nov (15%), farm visit (5%), practical session assessment (15%), assignment (15%)
required texts, etc
O'Sullivan D and Thomas P (eds), Prawn Farming Manual for Australian Growers. Aquaculture Sourcebook, Turtle Press, Hobart, 1994.
Daintith M, Live Feeds for Marine Aquaculture: A Training Guide, Aquaculture Sourcebook, Turtle Press, Hobart, 1993.
recommended reading
Course: Associate Diploma of Applied Science in Aquaculture (S1A)
Diploma of Applied Science in Aquaculture (S2A)





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