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VM2106 - Aquaculture and Aquatic Animal Health

Offering Academic Unit
Department of Infectious Diseases and Public Health
Credit Units
3
Course Duration
One Semester
Pre-requisite(s)
Completion of Year 1 courses with C grade or above
Course Offering Term*:
Semester A 2023/24

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

The Aquaculture and Aquatic Animal Health course focuses on 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 and saltwater aquaculture, as well as methods of diagnosing these conditions. Lastly, we will review important water quality parameters for different species and environmental issues facing aquaculture industries. This course considers a number of the key disciplines including husbandry, disease management, nutrition, and reproduction. Upon completion of the course, students will have an understanding of husbandry requirements of ornamental and food fish aquaculture species, and the primary health issues facing these industries.


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

Continuous Assessment: 60%
Examination: 40%
Examination Duration: 2 hours
Remark: A penalty of 5% of the total marks for the assessment task will be deducted per day for late submissions, and no marks will be awarded for submissions more than 10 days later.
 
Detailed Course Information

VM2106.pdf

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Department of Infectious Diseases and Public Health