Fish Diseases - Virology

Postgraduate course

Course description

Objectives and Content

The course gives a basic introduction to virology and epizootiology, with emphasis on fish viruses and their effects on the host (pathology). Diagnosis and prophylaxis are outlined. 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

To provide a basic introduction to viral diseases of fish, with emphasis on cultured species

Semester of Instruction


This course has a limited capacity, enrolment is based on application. The application deadline is Wednesday in week 2 for the spring 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.

Required Previous Knowledge
Completed foundational courses in biology/aquamedicine.
Compulsory Assignments and Attendance
Written and oral assignments.
Forms of Assessment
Oral and 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.
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.