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AQ5007 - Aquatic Animal Ecophysiology

Credit points: 03
Year: 2019
Student Contribution Band: Band 2
Administered by: College of Science and Engineering

Available to students admitted to the Bachelor of Advanced Science, Graduate Certificate of Science, Graduate Diploma of Science, Master of Science, Master of Science (Professional), Graduate Certificate of Development Practice, Graduate Diploma of Development Practice or Master of Development Practice.

The subject 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 natural environment. This subject shares lectures, tutorials and practical classes with AQ3007.

Learning Outcomes

  • 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.
Assumed
Knowledge:
Students enrolling in this subject should have an undergraduate degree in a relevant discipline (eg marine biology, biology or aquaculture) or have acquired equivalent knowledge through other study or industry experience. They should have an excellent understanding of science subjects including basic biology, chemistry, aquaculture and statistics.
Inadmissible
Subject
Combinations:
AQ3007

Availabilities

Townsville, Internal, Study Period 2
Census Date 29-Aug-2019
Coordinator: Assoc. Professor Jan Strugnell
Lecturers: Professor Dean Jerry, Dr Sam Penglase, Assoc. Professor Jan Strugnell.
Contact hours:
  • 26 hours lectures
  • 24 hours practicals
  • 3 hours workshops/Seminars
    Assessment: end of semester exam (40%); quizzes or tests (10%); presentations (20%); assignments (30%).

    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.