Fish Histopathology

Study facts

Course codeBIO381
ECTS credits10
Teaching semesterAutumn
Number of semesters1
Teaching language
English, Norwegian if only norwegian-speaking students participate.
Study levelPostgraduate Courses
Belongs toDepartment of Biology


Contact Information

Professor Harald Kryvi (

Study advisor, e-mail:

Objectives and Content

The course gives an introduction to the normal histology of fish, to general pathology and to specific histopathological lesion occurring as a consequence of disease. Focus is put on the understanding of pathological processes and on training in histopathological diagnostics. The course should thus give the students the capability to diagnose the fish diseases that occur in Norway.

Subject Overlap

BZL354: 10 stp

Compulsory Assignments and Attendance

Lectures and laboratory course

Semester of Instruction


Learning Outcomes

Introduce the students to normal histology of fish and to histopathological processes, with main focus on the common diseases in Norwegian aquaculture.

Recommended Previous Knowledge

Bachelor in biology, BIO280 and BIO291, or equivalent

Forms of Assessment

Oral examination (90%) and approved course journal (10%)

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.