Courses & Units

Aquatic Animal Physiology and Behaviour JFA304

Launceston

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Introduction

This unit exposes students to a detailed examination of the physiology of aquatic organisms, with an emphasis on fish and crustaceans. Development, growth, respiration, osmoregulation excretion, reproduction, endocrinology and sensory physiology are discussed in relation to the effects of natural and artificial environmental changes on physiological processes.

Summary

Unit name Aquatic Animal Physiology and Behaviour
Unit code JFA304
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Sciences and Engineering
Institute for Marine & Antarctic Studies
Discipline Fisheries and Aquaculture
Coordinator Doctor Kelli Anderson
Available as student elective? Yes
Level Advanced

Availability

Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Launceston Semester 1 On-Campus International Domestic

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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 21/2/2022 22/3/2022 11/4/2022 29/5/2022

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Learning Outcomes

  • Understand the basis and interrelationship of aspects of respiration, digestion, metabolism, excretion, reproduction, endocrine function, and sensory function in aquatic animals.
  • Understand how different physico-chemical variables affect the physiology and growth of aquatic animals.
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Teaching

Teaching Pattern

Weekly for 13 weeks, 2-hr lectures, 3-hr practicals

AssessmentShort Answer Questions (20%)|Examination - invigilated (externally - Exams Office) (50%)|Laboratory/practical (15%)|Laboratory/practical (15%)
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Textbooks

Required Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.
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