Courses & Units

Fundamentals of Aquaculture Nutrition ZAS230

Cradle Coast, Launceston, Hobart

Introduction

In this unit you will be introduced to aquatic animal feeds and nutrition and examine the links between feed ingredients, composition, nutrient requirements, fish growth, feed manufacture, nutritional value, feeding practices and product quality. Through the design and execution of a simulated experiment, you will gain practical experience in assessing and using nutritional information, feeding, and nutrition models. You will gain a fundamental understanding of nutritional science and understand how to use this in commercial and research situations.
In addition, 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 Fundamentals of Aquaculture Nutrition
Unit code ZAS230
Credit points 12.5
College/School University College
Discipline Applied Science
Coordinator Doctor Robin Katersky Barnes
Available as student elective? Yes
Delivered By University of Tasmania

Availability

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

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International students
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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

* 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).

Unit census dates currently displaying for 2022 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2022 will be available from the 1st October 2021.

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Learning Outcomes

  • Explain essential nutrients aquaculture feeds and their role in controlling performance and quality
  • Describe major commercial feed manufacture technologies in an aquaculture context
  • Evaluate and communicate key fish performance indices in the context of aquaculture nutrition research
  • Analyse the role of ethics and sustainability in aquaculture nutrition
Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2 Domestic Full Fee
050701 $498.00 $498.00 not applicable $2,783.00
  • Available as a Commonwealth Supported Place
  • HECS-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility3
  • FEE-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility4

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Teaching

Teaching Pattern
  • Lectures online
  • Tutorials 1-2 hours per fortnight
  • Field trips: up to 3 days per semester
     
AssessmentAT1: Short Answer Questions on Ethics and Sustainability (25%)|AT2: Experimental Design Proposal (30%)|AT3: Scientific Report (45%)
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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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