Hobart, Launceston, Cradle Coast
Hobart and Cradle Coast students will need to travel to Launceston to attend a 2-day laboratory workshop for this unit
In this unit, you will be introduced to the biology and biological processes of aquatic animals and plants commonly encountered in aquaculture operations. You will be introduced to phylogenetic relationships and investigate the anatomy, physiology, and life history of eukaryotes, protozoa, finfish, shellfish, crustaceans, micro-organisms, algae, jellies, hydrozoans, bryozoans, seabirds, marine mammals and relevant pest species. You will develop practical skills in sample collection, animal and plant identification, microscopy, dissection techniques, scientific drawing and science communications.
This unit also incorporates learning through practice by exposing you to authentic learning experiences. These experiences are placed at the centre of learning and assessment, for you to develop the skills, knowledge and behaviours necessary to respond to industry, community and/or global needs.
You will be introduced to:
- a range of methods, tools, techniques and approaches to practice
- principles and perspectives such as values, ethics, empathy and leadership in real world scenarios
- reflection and deliberative thinking as a means of developing knowledge, skills, attitudes and aspirations
- ways of understanding problems and developing solutions through active inquiry
|Unit name||Biology of Aquaculture Animals and Plants|
|Available as student elective?||Yes|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
|Cradle Coast||Semester 2||On-Campus||Domestic|
- International students
- Domestic students
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|Study Period||Start date||Census date||WW date||End date|
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- Identify species and explain the biology and life history of organisms encountered in aquaculture practices
- Apply biological techniques in a laboratory setting and perform individual and collaborative tasks
- Present scientific information in the field of aquatic biology
|Field of Education||Commencing Student Contribution 1||Grandfathered Student Contribution 1||Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2||Domestic Full Fee|
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AT1: Laboratory SOP (20%)
AT2: Data collection, interpretation and scientific report (35%)
AT3: Portfolio: Scientific drawings and issues report (45%)
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