VM2106 - Aquaculture and Aquatic Animal Health

Offering Academic Unit
Department of Infectious Diseases and Public Health
Credit Units
Course Duration
One Semester
Completion of Year 1 courses with C grade or above
Course Offering Term*:
Semester A 2020/21
Semester A 2021/22 (Tentative)

* The offering term is subject to change without prior notice
Course Aims

The Freshwater Aquaculture and Aquatic Animal health course focuses on fresh water aquaculture of food and ornamental fish and the primary health issues facing these industries.  We will cover the main species used for ornamental and food production aquaculture, as well as the husbandry requirements of these species.  We will also discuss the clinical presentation for health issues in fresh water aquaculture, as well as methods of diagnosing these conditions.  Lastly, we will review important water quality parameters for different species and environmental issues facing fresh water aquaculture industries.  This course considers a number of the key disciplines including husbandry, disease, nutrition, and reproduction. Upon completion of the course, students should have an understanding of the current developments of fresh water ornamental and food fish aquaculture, and the primary health issues facing these industries.

Assessment (Indicative only, please check the detailed course information)

Continuous Assessment: 30%
Examination: 70%
Examination Duration: 2 hours
Detailed Course Information


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