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TV5240 - Aquatic Pathobiology

Credit points: 3
Year: 2021
Student Contribution Band: Band 2
Administered by: College of Public Health, Medical & Vet Sciences

Available to graduate students.

This subject builds on the principles and concepts of the role of microbes in aquatic animal disease introduced in second year in the subject MI2031:03 (Marine Microbiology). Aquatic Microbial Pathobiology aims to cover the "disease" anatomy of the major groups of aquatic animals, the major disease causing microbes, particularly in aquaculture, introduce the concepts of disease in populations and understand the options for control.

Learning Outcomes

  • plan a wild fish kill investigation;
  • advise on disease prevention;
  • recommend appropriate action following disease outbreak;
  • research various sources and recommend appropriate samples to submit for disease investigation;
  • discuss the role of aquaculture and the suitability of aquacultured product for food security and public health;
  • plan a farm visit in order to investigate a disease outbreak;
  • research various sources and outline the main infectious and non-infectious determinants of disease likely to be present in selected aquacultured species.

Subject Assessment

  • Written > Examination (centrally administered) - (40%) - Individual
  • Written > Test/Quiz 1 - (10%) - Individual
  • Written > Literature review - (35%) - Individual
  • Performance/Practice/Product > Multi-station assessment task (MSAT) - (15%) - Individual.

Special Assessment Requirements

Must achieve 50% or more for on-course assessment (pre-census quiz and Literature review) AND Final end of semester exam; On-course: pre-census quiz and Literature Review; Final EOS exam: Theory paper and MSAT; Achieve an overall percentage of 50% or more; Attend and participate fully in the practicals

Prerequisites: MI2030 or MI2031 recommended
Inadmissible
Subject
Combinations:
MI3031 and MI5031

Availabilities

Townsville, Internal, Study Period 2
Census Date 26-Aug-2021
Workload expectations:

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

  • 26 hours lectures (didactic or interactive)
  • 3 hours tutorials
  • 36 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.