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SLE329 - Aquatic Animal Health and Reproduction

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

SQB361

EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:

Luis Afonso

Prerequisite:

Any 2 level 2 SLE-coded units

Contact hours:

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

Note: You will need to access substantial learning resources and experiences in CloudDeakin (Deakin’s online learning environment). Compliance with the Standards in computing, connectivity and student capability are a condition on your enrolment.

Content

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.

Assessment

One class test 30%, practical assignment 30%, examination 40%

Unit Fee Information

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