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SLE329 - Aquatic Animal Health and Reproduction

Unit details

Year2016 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 2: Warrnambool
Credit point(s):1
Previously coded as:


EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:

Luis Afonso


Any 2 level 2 SLE-coded units



Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

2 classes per week (1 x 1 hour and 1 x 2 hour), 4 x 3 hour practicals per trimester


This unit will provide students with important knowledge of the health and reproduction of aquatic animals in an aquaculture context. It will primarily focus on finfish, crustaceans and molluscs, and will explore the major diseases affecting these animals, including a description of the pathogen, clinical signs, diagnostic techniques, treatments and disease management. This unit will also explore fish reproductive endocrinology, natural and hormone-induced reproduction, and techniques for sex control. Students will develop fundamental and applied skills applicable to different species cultured in freshwater and saltwater environments.


One class test 30%, group oral presentation 15%, 2 x laboratory reports 15%, examination 40%

Unit Fee Information

All Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP), fee paying undergraduate and pre-2016 commencing students

Unit fee information available soon

2016 commencing International and full fee paying postgraduate domestic students

Your units are priced based on the course you are enrolled in. Please refer to the current year's course entry to estimate the unit cost.

You can calculate the cost of each unit by using the following calculation:

Course fee x unit EFTSL value = unit price

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