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Aquaculture (BIO380)

Organisational Unit Environmental and Conservation Sciences
Credit Points 3
Availability MURDOCH: S2-internal
Teaching Timetables Murdoch S2
Description Provides an introduction to aquaculture from a biological sciences perspective and will help to prepare students for a career in aquaculture. Students will gain an in-depth understanding of the diversity of aquaculture production systems, technical issues involved in the culture of aquatic organisms, sustainable approaches to aquaculture, and how new technologies can be used to solve some of the challenges in sustainable aquaculture. Students will develop in-depth knowledge of the operations of particular aquaculture industries by preparing detailed case studies.
Unit Learning Outcomes After completing this unit, students will be able to:
1. describe the diversity of types and purposes of aquaculture production systems;
2. discuss the major technical and socioeconomic constraints to industry development;
3. explain the potential benefits and challenges for sustainable aquaculture;
4. develop innovation solutions to challenges in aquaculture.
5. develop innovative solutions to challenges in aquaculture development.
Timetabled Learning Activities Lectures: 1 hour per week. Tutorials: 1 - 2 hours per week. Practicals 3 hrs per week.
Unit Learning Experiences This unit uses a variety of approaches to learning. Students learn about aquaculture production systems and sustainable approaches to aquaculture via lectures and tutorial discussions. Students prepare case studies in aquaculture through independent research, complemented by tutorial discussions to ensure good progress and facilitate regular feedback. The unit will also provide hands-on practical sessions where students will learn the technical skills required to culture aquatic organisms.
Assessment Assessment will consist of a mixture of tests, case study presentations and a practical workbook.
Prerequisites BIO244 Animal Diversity/Animal Speciation, Radiation and Evolution and BIO254 Marine Botany.
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Marine Biology (BSc) [New in 2017]
Internet Access RequirementsMurdoch units normally include an online component comprising materials, discussions, lecture recordings and assessment activities. All students, regardless of their location or mode of study, need to have access to and be able to use computing devices with browsing capability and a connection to the Internet via Broadband (Cable, ADSL or Mobile) or Wireless. The Internet connection should be readily available and allow large amounts of data to be streamed or downloaded (approximately 100MB per lecture recording). Students also need to be able to enter into online discussions and submit assignments online.


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