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Fish Diseases - Bacteria, Fungi and Non-Infectious Diseases

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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

Forms of Assessment

Due to corona situation the exam will be oral spring and autumn semester 2021.

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.


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