City University of Hong Kong-HK

MSc in Aquatic Production and Veterinary Health

Curriculum

Programme Structure
Students will be required to complete the programme in one academic year of full-time study. There is no elective course in the programme. Transfer of credits may be granted to students in recognition of prior studies completed at an appropriate level as recognized by the University.

Commencement of 1st Cohort
September 2017

Duration of Programme
Full-time: Normal duration of programme: 1 year; maximum study period: 2.5 years

Total Credit Units Required for the Programme
45 credits for MSc, 30 credits for PGD

Core Courses (45 credit units)
The core courses will be offered in Semesters A, B and Summer Term.

Semester

Course Title

Total Credit Units (Credit Unit Per Semester)

A

Aquatic Animal Biology and Health

3

Aquatic Animals in the Environment

3 (1.5)

Aquatic Animal Nutrition and Food Safety

3

Aquatic Animal Reproduction and Genetics

3

Aquatic Animal Production Systems including non-fish and aquaculture in practice

3

Bacterial Diseases

2 (1)

Immunology

2

Epidemiology and Health Control

3 (1.5)

B

Aquatic Animals in the Environment

3 (1.5)

Systemic Pathology

2

Parasitic Diseases

2

Bacterial Diseases

2 (1)

Viral Diseases

2

Ecotoxicology

2

Epidemiology and Health Control

3 (1.5)

Summer

Research Project

15

Remarks: Above schedule is provisional

Intermediate Award
Students who have successfully completed 30 credit units of taught courses and elect not to pursue the full Master's degree are eligible to apply for the intermediate award of a Postgraduate Diploma in Aquatic Production and Veterinary Health. The postgraduate diploma is an exempted course under the Non-local Higher and Professional Education (Regulation) Ordinance of the HKSAR (Reg. No 452755). It is a matter of discretion for individual employers to recognise any qualification to which this course may lead.