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MI5031 - Advanced Aquatic 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 is outlined from a disease perspective. Description of important infectious diseases of aquatic animals and control will be discussed. Case studies with an aquaculture bias will be presented. Theoretical and practical aspects of establishment of piscine cell lines are introduced.

Learning Outcomes

  • demonstrate the role which quarantine plays in controlling aquatic disease;
  • introduce participants to research;
  • introduce participants to the major aquatic diseases in Australia;
  • introduce the various methods of pathogen isolation and culture associated with fish kills;
  • outline the diagnostic approach to disease control.
Prerequisites: MI2031
MI3031 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
  • 72 hours practicals
Assessment: end of semester exam (60%); (%); assignments (30%); written and research assignment (10%).

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