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AQ3004 - Aquaculture: Stock Improvement

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

Credit points: 3
Year: 2020
Student Contribution Band: Band 2
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

  • end of semester exam (50%)
  • assignments (50%).
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


Townsville, Intensive, Study Period 10
Census Date 10-Dec-2020
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
  • 21 hours practicals
  • assessment and self-directed study

JCU Singapore, Internal, Study Period 52
Census Date 06-Aug-2020
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

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.