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AQ3004 - Aquaculture: Stock Improvement

[Offered in odd-numbered years in JCU Singapore, JCU Singapore. ]

Credit points: 3
Year: 2022
Student Contribution Band: Band 1
Administered by: College of Science and Engineering

For aquaculture to grow and address future food security requirements genetic approaches will need to be implemented into production practices. This subject will consider the potential of genetics and how these can be applied to improve desirable traits for aquaculture, such as growth rate, feeding efficiency, disease resistance and market acceptability. Topics covered include: genetic selection, hybridisation, effective breeding numbers, sex reversal, chromosomal manipulation and breeding program design.

Learning Outcomes

  • appreciation of various genetic approaches and breeding programs and where they are best applied;
  • awareness of the recent advances in biotechnology for genetic studies and manipulation relevant to animal breeding;
  • development of practical skills in the handling and manipulation of genetic data.

Subject Assessment

  • Written > Examination (centrally administered) - (50%) - Individual
  • Assignments and tutorials - (50%) - Individual.
Students enrolling in this subject should have a good understanding of basic biology, physiology, genetics and aquaculture, and should have completed SC2202 or SC2209 AND AQ2001 or equivalent.
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.
AQ5004 AQ5804


JCU Singapore, Study Period 52, Internal
Census Date 04-Aug-2022
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 47 hours - Combined Lectures and Practicals
  • assessment and self-directed study

Townsville, Study Period 10, Intensive
Census Date 08-Dec-2022
Face to face teaching 30-Nov-2020 to 14-Dec-2020
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 26 hours lectures (didactic or interactive)
  • 21 hours practicals
  • assessment and self-directed study

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.