Fish Diseases - Bacteria, Fungi and Non-Infectious Diseases

Postgraduate course

Course description

Learning Outcomes

After completing the course, students should be able to:
- Describe various bacterial fish diseases, their etiology, their development, clinical and pathology, and the bacteria that cause them.
- Describe important diseases caused by fungi
- Describe important diseases of crustaceans and molluscs
- Describe common non-infectious diseases
- Describe the various ecological interactions between microorganisms and their hosts (fish, molluscs and crustaceans and plankton organisms )
- Describe what is meant by normal flora, the roles normal flora may have in various aquatic organisms, and what role this may have in an aquaculture context
- Describe what probiotics are and give examples
- Describe what is quourum sensing, and what it means for virulence and therapeutic measures
- Describe and assess the use of antibacterial agents in the treatment of fish diseases
- Describe and assess the use of various types of vaccines
- Perform simple diagnostic tests, and consider differential diagnostic issues
Required Previous Knowledge
Completed foundational courses in biology/aquamedicine.
Forms of Assessment
Oral Exam
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.