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KQA302 Scientific Analysis and Presentation for Aquaculture

Enables students to apply commonly used statistical methods and experimental design strategies. Exercises in report writing and in the evaluation of journal articles are undertaken.

Special Notes this unit is only available to Aquaculture students.

teaching staff Dr G Maguire
campus & mode Ltn, int
unit weight [10%]
teaching pattern sem 1 - 4 hrs a week (14 weeks)
prerequisites KXA165
corequisites
mutual exclusions
method of assessment class assignments: writing (5%), manuscript evaluation (20%), statistics assignments (30%), mid-semester 2-hour exam (20%), final 3-hour exam (25%)
required texts, etc
Anderson J and Poole M, Thesis and Assignment Writing, 2nd edn, John Wiley & Sons, Brisbane, 1994.
Sokal RR and Rohlf JF, Introduction to Biostatistics, 2nd edn, WH Freeman, San Francisco, 1987.
recommended reading
Course: Bachelor of Applied Science (Aquaculture) (S3C)






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KQA303 Intensive Molluscan Culture

Outlines the biology of and commercial and experimental farming techniques for relevant molluscan species.

Special Notes
teaching staff Ms C O'Meley, Dr G Maguire
campus & mode Ltn, int
unit weight [12%]
teaching pattern sem 2 - 2-hour lecture, 1-hour tutorial and a 2-hour practical/demonstration a week
prerequisites
corequisites
mutual exclusions
method of assessment end-of-semester theory exam (30%), mid-semester theory exam (20%), end-of-semester practical exam (15%), practical session assessment (15%), assignment (20%).
required texts, etc
recommended reading
Course: Bachelor of Applied Science (Aquaculture) (S3C)






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KQA306 Project in Aquaculture

Develops the work ethic and reliability required by the aquaculture industries by giving students hands-on project-work supervised by a staff member.

Special Notes this unit is for Aquaculture (Diploma Year 3) students only.

teaching staff by agreement
campus & mode Ltn, int
unit weight [10%]
teaching pattern full year - an average of 6 hrs a week (28 weeks)
prerequisites
corequisites
mutual exclusions
method of assessment viva or equiv (as specified by project group supervisor) (50%), and project contribution based on project workbook (50%).
required texts, etc
recommended reading
Course: Diploma of Applied Science in Aquaculture (S2A)






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KQA307 Agroforestry

Is a study of principles and techniques for integration of private forestry and agricultural management practices in northern Tasmania and elsewhere. Ecological and economic benefits of combining sustainable farm forest management with agriculture are emphasised in field visits and individual projects. History and causes of rural tree decline and rural land degradation; fungal and insect vectors of forest disease and plant/animal interactions are examined in their ecological context. Insect and vertebrate pests of farm trees are identified and methods of control are introduced. Principles of whole-farm planning are outlined and other topics for study include site amelioration and environmental impact of trees on farms, species selection, tree establishment and forest silviculture in combination with agriculture, use of wood and non-wood products, marketing and profitability.

Special Notes
teaching staff Mr GL Unwin and Prof AW Osborn
campus & mode Ltn, int
unit weight [25%]
teaching pattern full year - 5 hrs a week (28 weks), including practicals and excursions
prerequisites First and second year of Applied Biology major or equivalent
corequisites
mutual exclusions
method of assessment practical assignments (20%), seminar (10%), mid-year test (20%), final exam (50%)
required texts, etc
Cremer KW (ed), Trees for Rural Australia, CSIRO/Inkata, Melbourne, 1990.
recommended reading
Course: Bachelor of Applied Science (Biology major) (S3C)






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KQA308 Plant Biotechnology

Builds on KQA205, 206 and introduces the more specialised areas of plant tissue culture, plant genetic engineering and molecular genetics. Students practise modern, aseptic techniques for micropropagation of plants which include shoot, root, callus, cell suspension, protoplasts and somatic embryogenic cultures. Novel aspects of plant genetics are emphasised, as is the role of genes in plant development. Basic plant genetic engineering techniques such as biolistic particle bombardment and electroporation are introduced and transgenic plants are developed. The unit covers genome architecture, recombination, mobile elements, methods of DNA and gene manipulation, polymersae chain reaction (PCR), blotting studies, vectors, electrophoresis, DNA sequencing and ELISA techniques.

Special Notes
teaching staff
campus & mode Ltn, int
unit weight [25%]
teaching pattern full year - 2x1-hour lecture/tutorials and a 3-hour practical a week
prerequisites (KQA205 and KQA122), KQA207 is also recommended
corequisites
mutual exclusions
method of assessment research project and practical reports (40%), theory exam in each semester (30% ea)
required texts, etc
Watson JD, Gilman M, Witkowski J and Zoller M, Recombinant DNA, Scientific American Book, 1992, or
Alberts B, Bray D, Lewis J, Raff M, Roberts K and Watson JD, Molecular Biology of the Cell, Garland Publishers, 1994.
recommended reading
Course: Bachelor of Applied Science (Biology major) (S3C)






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KQA309 Aquatic Microbiology

Describes the characteristics of aquatic microbes and their habitats, emphasises microbial processes and their interactions with aquatic environments, and describes the roles of aquatic microbes in biogeochemical cycling and their impacts on aquaculture.

Special Notes
teaching staff Dr C Burke
campus & mode Ltn, int
unit weight [12.5%]
teaching pattern sem 1 - 2x1-hour lectures, 1-hour tutorial, and a 3-hours practical a week (14 weeks)
prerequisites (KQA207 or KQA226) and KQA205 or equiv
corequisites
mutual exclusions
method of assessment practical reports (15%), seminar (5%), 2,000-word essay (15%), project (15%), 2 semester tests (10%), 3-hour exam in June (40%)
required texts, etc
Brock TD, Madigan MT, Martinko JM and Parker J, Biology of Microorganisms, 7th edn, Prentice Hall, 1994.
Austin B, Marine Microbiology, Cambridge University Press, 1988.
recommended reading
Course: Bachelor of Applied Science (Aquaculture) (S3C)






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KQA311 Practicum

Students must spend at least 8 weeks during the Aquaculture Degree course carrying out work experience to fulfil the requirements of the Degree. They must not spend less than two weeks at any one location. They may work on farms, in laboratories or in factories engaged in aquacultural activities. The choice of several venues will broaden perspectives but is not essential. On successful completion of this unit, students should be capable of: (a) appreciating the daily routine on an aquacultural farm; (b) discussing culture and managment problems associated with the aquaculture enterprises(s) visited; (c) comprehending the business management procedures carried out on the farm(s) visited; and (d) putting aquaculture theory into practice.

Special Notes
teaching staff Dr J Purser, Dr G Maguire, DR C Carter, Ms C O'Meley, Mr P Hart
campus & mode Ltn, int
unit weight [7.5%]
teaching pattern full year
prerequisites successful completion of Year 2 of Degree
corequisites
mutual exclusions
method of assessment including seminar attendance, is made on a pass/fail basis.
required texts, etc
recommended reading
Course: Bachelor of Applied Science (Aquaculture) (S3C)






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KQA312 Practicum

Students must spend at least 8 weeks during the Aquaculture Diploma course carrying out work experience to fulfil the requirements of the Diploma. They must not spend less than two weeks at any one location. They may work on farms, in laboratories or in factories engaged in aquacultural activities. The choice of several venues will broaden perspectives but is not essential. On successful completion of this unit, students should be capable of: (a) appreciating the daily routine on an aquacultural farm; (b) discussing culture and managment problems associated with the aquaculture enterprise(s) visited; (c) comprehending the business management procedures carried out on the farm(s) visited; and (d) putting aquaculture theory into practice.

Special Notes
teaching staff Drs J Purser, G Maguire, C Carter, Ms C O'Meley, Mr P Hart
campus & mode Ltn, int
unit weight [17.5%]
teaching pattern full year
prerequisites successful completion of Year 2 of Diploma
corequisites
mutual exclusions
method of assessment including seminar attendance, is made on a pass/fail basis.
required texts, etc
recommended reading
Course: Diploma of Applied Science in Aquaculture (S2A)






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KQA318 Applied and Environmental Microbiology

Describes the population dynamics of microbial growth and its application in fermentation technology, together with the activities of microbes in the food industry and in agriculture. The unit examines the microbiology of terrestrial environments, in particular, the roles of microbes in biogeochemical cycling, and the use of microbes in the degradation of pollutants.

Special Notes
teaching staff Dr C Burke
campus & mode Ltn, int
unit weight [12.5%]
teaching pattern sem 2 - 2-hour lecture, 1-hour tutorial and a 3-hour practical a week (14 weeks)
prerequisites KQA207 or KQA226 and KQA205 or equiv
corequisites
mutual exclusions
method of assessment practical reports (30%), 2,000-word essay (15%), seminar (5%), 2 semester tests (10%), 3-hour exam in Nov (40%)
required texts, etc
Brock TD, Madigan MT, Martinko JM and Parker J, Biology of Microorganisms, 7th edn, Prentice Hall, 1994.
recommended reading
Course: Bachelor of Applied Science (Aquaculture) (S3C)
Bachelor of Applied Science (Microbiology minor) (S3C)





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KQA319 Nutrition of Aquatic Organisms

Provides students with a detailed understanding of aquatic nutrition and the relationships to farming practice, feed formulation and the physiology and biochemistry of aquatic organisms. Feeding, growth and nutrition of aquatic organisms, the production of commercial aquaculture feeds and methods of analysis are covered.

Special Notes
teaching staff Dr C Carter, Dr G Maguire, Dr J Purser, Dr P Hart, Mr M Daintith
campus & mode Ltn, int
unit weight [12% (S6C 10%)]
teaching pattern sem 1 - 5 hrs a week (14 weeks)
prerequisites KJC162
corequisites
mutual exclusions
method of assessment practical reports (25%), mid-semester test (25%), theory exam (50%)
required texts, etc
recommended reading
Course: Bachelor of Applied Science (Aquaculture) (S3C)






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KQA320 Intensive Finfish Culture

Examines the culture of salmonid fish and other freshwater and marine species which are grown commerciaolly or are deemed to have potential for aquaculture.

Special Notes
teaching staff Prof N Forteath, Dr J Purser, r C Carter, Dr P Hart
campus & mode Ltn, int
unit weight [12% (S6C 10%)]
teaching pattern sem 2 - 3-hour lecture, 1-hour tutorial and a 2-hour practical a week (14 weeks)
prerequisites degree students - KQA101
corequisites
mutual exclusions
method of assessment end-of-semester theory exam (30%), mid-semester theory exam (20%), end-of-semester practical exam (15%), practical session assessment (15%), assignment (20%).
required texts, etc
recommended reading
Course: Bachelor of Applied Science (Aquaculture) (S3C)






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KQA321 Aquatic Animal Health

Demonstrates the importance of recognising environmental variables which may cause non-infectious and infectious diseases on the farm. Disease recognition and treatment are discussed with the main emphasis placed on health management.

Special Notes
teaching staff Dr B Nowak, Mr M Daintith
campus & mode Ltn, int
unit weight [12% (S6C 10%)]
teaching pattern sem 2 - 3x1-hour lectures, 1-hour tutorial, a 2-hour practical a week (6 weeks) and a full-week residential 'block' practical
prerequisites
corequisites
mutual exclusions
method of assessment final 3-hour theory exam (60%), continuous assessment (40%)
required texts, etc
Fish Fin Diseases, Postgraduate Committee in Veterinary Science Proceedings, No. 128, University of Sydney, 1990.
recommended reading
Course: Bachelor of Applied Science (Aquaculture) (S3C)






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KQA330 Physiology of Aquatic Organisms

Exposes students to a detailed examination of the physiology of aquatic organisms, with an emphasis on fish. Development, growth, respiration, osmoregulation and excretion, reproduction, endocrinology and sensory physiology are discussed in relation to the effects of natural and artificial environmental changes on physiological processes.

Special Notes
teaching staff Dr B Nowak, Dr C Carter, Dr G Maguire, Dr T Pankhurst, Asso Prof N Pankhurst
campus & mode Ltn, int
unit weight [12% (S6C 10%)]
teaching pattern sem 1 - a total of 14x2-hour lectures, 12x3-hour practicals and 14x1-hour tutorials
prerequisites
corequisites
mutual exclusions
method of assessment theory exam (60%), continuous assessment (40%)
required texts, etc
recommended reading
Course: Bachelor of Applied Science (Aquaculture) (S3C)






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KQA351 Physiology of Farmed Organisms

Exposes students to a detailed examination of the physiology of farmed organisms, foxusing on fish. Physiological processes regulating existence and the effects of environmental variables and farming practices on these processes are examined.

Special Notes
teaching staff Dr B Nowak, Dr C Carter, Dr T Pankhurst, Dr G Maguire and Assoc Prof N Pankhurst
campus & mode Ltn, int
unit weight [12.5%]
teaching pattern sem 1 - a total of 14x 2-hour lectures, 12x3-hour practical and 14x1 hour tutorials
prerequisites KQA110, KJC162
corequisites
mutual exclusions
method of assessment theory exam (60%), continuous assessment (40%)
required texts, etc
recommended reading
Course: Diploma of Applied Science in Aquaculture (S2A)






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KQA362 Animal Health in Aquaculture

Creates an awareness of the relationship between aquatic animals, the environment, management, infectious agents and the expression of disease. Emphasis is placed on the role of management in relation to animal health and in the prevention and control of diseases of farmed aquatic organisms. A field trip to commercial fish farms reinforces the links between taught material and the practical day-to-day aspects of health management.

Special Notes
teaching staff Mr M Daintith, Dr B Nowak
campus & mode Ltn, int
unit weight [12.5%]
teaching pattern sem 1 - 2-hour lecture, 1-hour tutorial and a 2-hour practical a week (11 weeks); and a 2-day field trip
prerequisites KQA110
corequisites
mutual exclusions
method of assessment practical reports (15%), field trip report (15%), mid-semester test (20%), 2-hour exam in June (50%)
required texts, etc
Fin Fish Diseases, Postgraduate Committee in Veterinary Science, Proceedings No. 128, University of Sydney, 1990.
recommended reading
Course: Diploma of Applied Science in Aquaculture (S2A)






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