Courses & Units

Fundamentals of Aquaculture Nutrition ZAS230

Hobart, Launceston, Cradle Coast

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
Faculty/School University College
Discipline Applied Science
Coordinator

Dr Robin Katersky Barnes

Available as student elective? Yes
Breadth Unit? No

Availability

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

Key

On-campus
Off-Campus
International students
Domestic students
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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 22/2/2021 23/3/2021 12/4/2021 30/5/2021

* 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. Descibe essential nutrients used in commercial aquaculture feeds and explain their role in controlling performance and quality
  2. Explain major commercial feed manufacture technologies in an aquaculture context
  3. Evaluate and communicate key fish performance indices in the context of aquaculture nutrition research
  4. Analyse the role of Ethics  and sustainability in aquaculture nutrition

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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Teaching

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

AT1: Statement of Intent (Ethics and Sustainability) (25%)

AT2: Experimental Design Proposal (30%)

AT3: Scientific Report (45%)

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Textbooks

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