Hobart, Launceston, Cradle Coast
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.
|Unit name||Aquatic Microbiology and Health|
|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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- 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
|Field of Education||Commencing Student Contribution 1||Grandfathered Student Contribution 1||Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2||Domestic Full Fee|
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ZAS117 Applied Biology
AT1: Biosecurity in Aquaculture (30%)
AT2: Laboratory Report (35%)
AT3: Sector-specific disease fact sheet (35%)
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