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AQ3002 - Aquaculture: Feeds and Nutrition

[Offered in even-numbered years in Y. ]

Credit points: 03
Year: 2018
Student Contribution Band: Band 2
Administered by: College of Science and Engineering

This subject discusses nutritional principles as they relate to aquatic organisms and the types of feeds used in aquaculture. Topics include major nutrients (structure, function and availability), nutritional requirements of fish, crustaceans and molluscs, physical and nutritional characteristics of live feeds, culture of live feeds, manufacture of various artificial diets, characteristics of artificial diets, feeding strategies used in aquaculture.

Learning Outcomes

  • an understanding of current problems and future research directions for aquaculture feeds development;
  • an understanding of the principles of nutrition and the nutritional requirements of cultured aquatic organisms;
  • an understanding of the production methods used for live and artificial feeds in aquaculture;
  • detailed knowledge of the physical and nutritional characteristics of the various live and artificial feeds in aquaculture.
Assumed
Knowledge:
Students enrolling in this subject should have a good understanding of basic biology and aquaculture principles, and should have completed BZ2001 and AQ2001 or equivalent. A basic background in chemistry is highly recommended.
Prerequisites: At least 12 credit points of Level 2 AQ, BC, BZ, CH, EA, EV, MA, MB or PH science subjects and 3 credit points of level 2 aquaculture subjects.
Inadmissible
Subject
Combinations:
AQ5002

Availabilities

Townsville, Internal, Study Period 1
Census Date 22-Mar-2018
Contact hours:
  • 24 hours lectures
  • 24 hours practicals
    Assessment: end of semester exam (50%); assignments (50%).

    JCU Singapore, Internal, Study Period 52
    Census Date 02-Aug-2018
    Contact hours:
    • 24 hours lectures
    • 24 hours practicals
      Assessment: end of semester exam (50%); assignments (50%).

      Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.