MICROBIOLOGY AND AQUATIC ANIMAL DISEASES

AGR3MIC

2021

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject you will develop detailed knowledge of the microbiological taxonomy of fungi, bacteria and viruses, their habitats and economic value. Theory will be applied through preparation of agar plates, quantitative analysis of plates, bacterial species identification, investigation of aquatic animal health and diseases (infectious and non-infectious), farm hygiene, and relevant legislation and quarantine laws. In addition, the subject will develop skills in handling aquaculture animals on farms and the translocation of aquaculture animals. This subject combines theory and practice through investigation and experimental skills including drug therapy dose calculation and application.

SchoolLife Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorMichael Stear

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Admission into SBATE

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Readings

Brock biology of microorganisms

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorMadigan, M, Martinko, J, Dunlap, P & Clark, D

Year2009

Edition/Volume12TH EDN

PublisherPEARSON EDUCATION, INC., SAN FRANCISCO, CA

ISBNN/A

Chapter/article titleN/A

Chapter/issueN/A

URLN/A

Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

Food microbiology

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorAdam, M & Moss M

Year2008

Edition/Volume3RD EDN

PublisherRSC PUBLISHING, CAMBRIDGE, UK.

ISBNN/A

Chapter/article titleN/A

Chapter/issueN/A

URLN/A

Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

Bacteria from fish and other acquatic animals: A practical identification manual

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorBuller, N

Year2004

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherCABI PUBLISHING, WALLINGFORD.

ISBNN/A

Chapter/article titleN/A

Chapter/issueN/A

URLN/A

Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

Systemic pathology of fish: a text and atlas of normal tissues in teleosts and their responses in disease

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorFerguson, H

Year2006

Edition/Volume2ND EDN

PublisherSCOTIAN PRESS, LONDON.

ISBNN/A

Chapter/article titleN/A

Chapter/issueN/A

URLN/A

Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

Microbiology an introduction

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorTortora, G, Funke, B & Case, C

Year2004

Edition/Volume8TH EDN

PublisherPEARSON EDUCATION, INC, SAN FRANCISCO.

ISBNN/A

Chapter/article titleN/A

Chapter/issueN/A

URLN/A

Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

Current trends in the study of bacterial and viral fish and shrimp diseases

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorYin, L

Year2004

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherWORLD SCIENTIFIC PUBLISHING, SINGAPORE.

ISBNN/A

Chapter/article titleN/A

Chapter/issueN/A

URLN/A

Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

Fish disease: diagnosis and treatment

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorNoga, E

Year2010

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherIOWA STATE UNIVERSITY, IOWA.

ISBNN/A

Chapter/article titleN/A

Chapter/issueN/A

URLN/A

Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

Aquaplan: Australia's national strategic plan for aquatic animal health 2005-2010

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorDepartment of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry

Year2005

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherDEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE, FISHERIES AND FORESTRY, CANBERRA.

ISBNN/A

Chapter/article titleN/A

Chapter/issueN/A

URLN/A

Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

The new illustrated guide to fish diseases in ornamental tropical and pond fish

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorBassleer, G

Year2006

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherBASSLEER BIOFISH, WESTMEERBEEK, BELGIUM.

ISBNN/A

Chapter/article titleN/A

Chapter/issueN/A

URLN/A

Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

Anaesthetic and sedative techniques for aquatic animals

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorRoss, L & Ross, B

Year2008

Edition/Volume3RD EDN

PublisherBLACKWELL SCIENCE LTD, MELBOURNE

ISBNN/A

Chapter/article titleN/A

Chapter/issueN/A

URLN/A

Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

Bacterial fish pathogens: diseases of farmed and wild fish

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorAustin, B & Austin D

Year2007

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherPRAXIS PUBLISHING LTD, CHICHESTER, UK.

ISBNN/A

Chapter/article titleN/A

Chapter/issueN/A

URLN/A

Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

Aquaculture microbiology and biotechnology

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorDidier, M

Year2009

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherENFIELD, N.H., SCIENCE.

ISBNN/A

Chapter/article titleN/A

Chapter/issueN/A

URLN/A

Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

Career Ready

Career-focusedNo

Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Apply techniques in microbiological sampling, bacterial culture including media preparation, and microscopy
02. Use bacterial taxonomies and culture techniques to identify bacteria up to Genus/species level
03. Identify various types of infectious and non-infectious diseases through application of the principles of disease diagnosis
04. Apply detailed knowledge of animal health explain how to prevent, control, and treat diseases legally and ethically
05. Interpret, communicate and present ideas related to farm hygiene using correct scientific language and academic conventions

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Epping (Melbourne Polytechnic), 2021, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMichael Stear

Class requirements

LectureWeek: 31 - 43
One 2.00 h lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

PracticalWeek: 31 - 43
One 3.00 h practical per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Aquatic disease management plan (1,800-words)

N/AN/AN/ANo40 SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

Literature review oral presentation (1,000-word equivalent)

N/AN/AN/ANo25 SILO4, SILO5

Three practical report/journals (525-words each, 1575-words total)

N/AN/AN/ANo35 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3