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Postgraduate course

Fish Diseases - Parasites

  • ECTS credits10
  • Teaching semesterAutumn
  • Course codeBIO270
  • Number of semesters1
  • LanguageNorwegian.
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Teaching semester


This course has a limited capacity, enrolment is based on application. Application deadline is Thursday in week 33 for the autumn semester. Please see this page for more information: https://www.uib.no/en/matnat/53431/admission-courses-limited-capacity

You will receive confirmation of whether you received a spot in Studentweb no later than Tuesday the week after the deadline.

The time of the first lecture/orientation meeting can be found in the schedule on the course website or on the Mitt UiB learning platform.

It is mandatory to attend the first lecture.

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.

Compulsory Assignments and Attendance

Laboratory course, assigments 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.

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.

Exam information