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Postgraduate course

Fish Diseases - Bacteria, Fungi and Non-Infectious Diseases

  • ECTS credits10
  • Teaching semesterSpring
  • Course codeBIO272
  • Number of semesters1
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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

Required Previous Knowledge

Completed foundational courses in biology/aquamedicine.

Forms of Assessment

Portfolio assessment and written 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.

Exam information

  • For written exams, please note that the start time may change from 09:00 to 15:00 or vice versa until 14 days prior to the exam.

  • Type of assessment: Portfolio assessment and written examination

    07.06.2023, 09:00
    3 hours
    Withdrawal deadline
    Examination system
    Digital exam