MI2031 - Diagnosis of Bacterial Diseases in Aquaculture
|Student Contribution Band:
||College of Public Health, Medical & Vet Sciences
This subject will present the principles and concepts of the role of microbes in aquatic
animal disease, specifically the pathogenesis of the major bacterial diseases affecting
tropical aquatic animals in aquaculture settings. Through hands-on experience, the
students will learn to identify and investigate clinical signs in the field and develop
specialised knowledge regarding correct sampling procedures. The students will develop
and plan procedures that will enable traceability in sample collection from pond to
laboratory. The students will engage with classical laboratory diagnosis and anti-microbial
resistance testing and critically analyse procedures and results to develop decision-making
skills for correct diagnosis.
- critically analyse and evaluate the role of disease in aquatic populations;
- develop advanced knowledge of the main tropical aquatic animal bacteria;
- integrate knowledge of specific disease characteristics and clinical signs into a
plan for sample collection in the field;
- apply diagnostic reasoning to identify and manage bacteria in aquatic systems.
- end of semester exam (60%)
- assignments (40%).
Study Period 1
|Census Date 26-Mar-2020
||Assoc. Professor Ellen Ariel
||Dr Jenny Elliman, Assoc. Professor Brenda Govan, Assoc. Professor Ellen Ariel, Dr Leo Foyle.
The student workload for this
credit point subject is approximately
- 26 hours lectures
- 11 hours tutorials
- 36 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