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MI3031 - Aquatic Microbial Pathobiology

Credit points: 03
Year: 2015
Student Contribution Band: Band 2
Administered by: College of Public Health, Medical & Vet Sciences

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

  • examine the role of disease in aquatic populations;
  • describe the main aquatic animal pathogens;
  • assess provided information and construct challenging questions;
  • explain the laws and personal responsibilities in aquatic animal health;
  • apply the main lines of investigation for diseases;
  • recommend appropriate actions following a disease outbreak;
  • practice the diagnostic approach to aquatic animal health;
  • investigate the effect of a pathogen on vaccinated host fish;
  • synthesise results from experiments and conclude fish susceptibility;
  • experience the excitement of discovering new science.
Prerequisites: MI2031 or MI2011 or MI2021 or BM1000 or BZ1001 or PC2201
Inadmissible
Subject
Combinations:
MI5031 and TV5240

Availabilities

Townsville, Internal, Study Period 2
Census Date 27-Aug-2015
Coordinator: Assoc. Professor Leigh Owens, <Person not found>
Lecturers: <Person not found>, Assoc. Professor Leigh Owens.
Contact hours:
  • 30 hours lectures
  • 8 hours tutorials
  • 36 hours practicals
    Assessment: end of semester exam (60%); assignments (40%).

    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.