AQ3007 - Aquatic Animal Ecophysiology
|Student Contribution Band:
||College of Science and Engineering
The course teaches the principles of aquatic animal physiology and provides insight
into the mechanisms involved in the stress, health, growth and reproduction of aquatic
animals. A key focus is on how physiological systems respond to important environmental
factors and the significance of animal adaptations in their ability to cope with environment
stressors, whether it is a managed environment, such as in aquaculture, or in the
- describe the functional relationship between important environmental variables and
the physiological systems of aquatic animals;
- investigate the physiological adaptations of aquatic animals that allow them to cope
with environmental extremes;
- apply experimental techniques of aquatic animal physiology to characterise thermal
response, metabolic rate and stress to changing environments.
- end of semester exam (50%)
- quizzes or tests (10%)
- assignments (40%).
|Students enrolling in this subject should have a good understanding of basic biology,
particularly zoology, and should have completed SC2202 or SC2209 or AQ2001 or equivalent.
||At least 12 credit points of Level 2 science subjects and 3 credit points of level
2 AQ subjects.
Study Period 2
|Census Date 27-Aug-2020
||Assoc. Professor Jan Strugnell.
The student workload for this
credit point subject is approximately
- 26 hours lectures
- 24 hours practicals
- assessment and self-directed study
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