Courses & Units

Aquatic Microbiology and Health ZAS227

Hobart, Launceston, Cradle Coast

Introduction

In this unit 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 unit will include a laboratory-based workshop.

This unit 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.

Summary

Unit name Aquatic Microbiology and Health
Unit code ZAS227
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School University College
Discipline Applied Science
Coordinator

Phillip Crosbie

Available as student elective? Yes
Breadth Unit? No

Availability

Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 2 On-Campus Domestic
Launceston Semester 2 On-Campus International Domestic
Cradle Coast Semester 2 On-Campus Domestic

Key

On-campus
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International students
Domestic students
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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 2 12/7/2021 10/8/2021 30/8/2021 17/10/2021

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see withdrawal dates explained for more information).

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Learning Outcomes

  1. Explain the aetiology and impacts of common pathogenic diseases in aquaculture
  2. Use tools and techniques to investigate signs of disease in aquaculture
  3. Research and report on disease in aquaculture in practice situations
  4. Communicate biosecurity and aquatic animal health management information

Fees

Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2 Domestic Full Fee
050701 $493.00 $493.00 not applicable $2,783.00

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Requisites

Prerequisites

ZAS117 Applied Biology

Teaching

Teaching Pattern
  • Lectures online
  • Tutorials 1-2 hours per week
  • Labs/workshops/field trips: up to 6 days per term
Assessment

AT1: Biosecurity in Aquaculture (30%)

AT2: Laboratory Report (35%)

AT3: Sector-specific disease fact sheet (35%)

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Textbooks

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