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TV5240 - Aquatic Pathobiology

Credit points: 3
Year: 2014
Student Contribution Band: Band 2
Administered by: School of Veterinary & Biomedical Sciences (pre 2015)

Available to graduate students.

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 diagnostic case studies;
  • introduce students to the major aquatic diseases in Australia;
  • introduce the students to research;
  • 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: MI2030 or MI2031 recommended
MI3031 and MI5031


Townsville, Internal, Study Period 2
Census Date 28-Aug-2014
Coordinator: <Person not found>, Assoc. Professor Leigh Owens
Lecturers: <Person not found>, Assoc. Professor Leigh Owens.
Workload expectations:
  • 26 hours lectures
  • 3 hours tutorials
  • 36 hours practicals
Assessment: end of semester exam (65%); thesis (25%); case reports (10%).

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