Fish Diseases - Parasites

Postgraduate course

Course description

Objectives and Content

The course gives an introduction to fish parasitology, with emphasis on parasite problems in cultured fish. Morphology, lifecycles, pathology and epizootiological aspects are dealt with. Diagnosis, prophylaxis and treatment will be described.

The course has a limited number of places. Students accepted to master¿s programmes at the Department of Biology will be given priority.

Learning Outcomes

The course aims to provide an understanding of parasitic diseases of fish in aquaculture, promote correct diagnoses and appropriate control measures.

ECTS Credits


Level of Study


Semester of Instruction


This course has a limited capacity, enrolment is based on application. The application deadline is Wednesday in week 33 for the autumn semester. Please see this page for more information. You will receive confirmation of whether you received a seat in Studentweb no later than Monday the week after the deadline.

It is compulsory to attend the first lecture/orientation meeting, or you risk losing your seat. If you are unable to attend the first lecture, you must contact the Study Section ( The time of the first lecture/orientation meeting can be found in the schedule on the course website or on Mitt UiB.

Place of Instruction

Credit Reduction due to Course Overlap
Compulsory Assignments and Attendance

Laboratory course, assignments and oral presentation.

Approved mandatory activities are valid for 6 semesters.

Forms of Assessment
Oral and compulsory assignments.
Grading Scale
The grading scale used is A to F. Grade A is the highest passing grade in the grading scale, grade F is a fail.
Reading List
The reading list will be available within June 1st for the autumn semester and January 1st for the spring semester.
Course Evaluation
Students will evaluate the course in accordance with the quality assurance system at UiB and the Department. You can find courseevaluations in the Quality Assurance Reports.
Examination Support Material
Programme Committee
The Programme Committee is responsible for the content, structure and quality of the programme and courses.