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MI3031 - Aquatic Microbial Pathobiology

Credit points: 3
Year: 2012
Student Contribution Band: Band 2
Administered by: School of Veterinary & Biomedical Sciences

Normal anatomy and histology of aquatic invertebrates and vertebrates from a disease perspective; responses to disease; description of important infectious diseases of aquatic animals and control; case studies with an aquaculture bias; establishment of piscine cell lines.

Learning Outcomes

  • demonstrate the role quarantine plays in controlling aquatic disease;
  • introduce students to research;
  • introduce students to the major aquatic diseases in Australia;
  • introduce the students to the various methods of pathogen isolation and culture used when investigating fish kills;
  • teach the students the diagnostic approach to disease control.
Prerequisites: MI2031 or MI2011 or MI2021 or BM1000 or BZ1001 or PC2201
MI5031 and TV5240


Townsville, Study Period 2, Internal
Census Date 23-Aug-2012
Coord/Lect: Assoc. Professor Leigh Owens.
Workload expectations:
  • 30 hours lectures
  • 8 hours tutorials
  • 36 hours practicals
Assessment: end of semester exam (60%); thesis (25%); assignments (15%).

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