|National Marine Science Centre Coffs Harbour||Session 2||Session 2|
Examines the aquaculture industry in Australia and overseas, the main aquaculture techniques and species, focusing on sustainable aquaculture. Examines the main components of aquaculture ventures, including water quality control, disease control, and environmental impacts. Provides practical experience in rearing of fish, invertebrate and seaweed species, emphasising hatchery techniques.
Unit content1. Overview of the Australian and world aquaculture industry
3. Molluscs, sea urchins and sea cucumbers
6. Diseases in aquaculture
7. Water quality
8. Aquaculture systems
9. Sustainable aquaculture
Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.
Learning outcomes and graduate attributes
|On completion of this unit, students should be able to:||GA1||GA2||GA3||GA4||GA5||GA6||GA7|
|1||Understand the Australian aquaculture industry in a world context||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline||Communication and social skills|
|2||Demonstrate knowledge of the major taxa of interest to aquaculture including finfish, molluscs, crustaceans and algae||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline||Communication and social skills|
|3||Understand some of the competing issues in creating a sustainable aquaculture industry||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline|
|4||Understand the different aquaculture systems used around the world||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline|
|5||Demonstrate knowledge of the indicators of water quality and their impact on aquaculture species||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline|
|6||Describe the causes and impact of diseases in aquaculture||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline|
|7||Do basic tasks in an aquaculture hatchery||Knowledge of a discipline||Communication and social skills|
- This text is not compulsory but may assist revision and study: Lucas, JS & Southgate, PC (eds), 2003, Aquaculture: Farming aquatic animals and plants, Blackwell publishing, Carlton.
Teaching and assessment
National Marine Science Centre Coffs Harbour
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