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Postgraduate course

Fish Diseases - Pharmacology

  • ECTS credits10
  • Teaching semesterSpring
  • Course codeBIO274
  • Number of semesters1
  • LanguageNorsk
  • Resources

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Teaching semester


This course has a limited capacity, enrolment is based on application. Application deadline is Thursday in week 2 for the spring 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

This course deals with the drugs normally used in fish farming. The course provides an introduction to the most important pharmacological principles related to the use of drugs (their absorption, mechanism of action, distribution, metabolism and excretion). The possible effects of drugs on the environment near fish farms will also be covered. An overview of the most relevant legislation will be given.

Learning Outcomes

The course is designed to give a basic understanding of pharmacology, especially with regards to the drugs used in fish farming. Other goals are to provide the knowledge required to evaluate the use of drugs and to improve communication/co-operation with other specialists in the field of fish farming. The course also deals with practical matters of drug use in fish farming (including a mandatory 1-day excursion) as well as relevant legislation and prescription writing.

Compulsory Assignments and Attendance

One compulsory assignment on a selected topic. The students must present the assignment in plenum. Approved compulsory assignments are valid in 6 semesters.

Forms of Assessment

Written exam (3 hours) (70%) and evaluation of selected assignments and oral presentation (30%)

Examination support materials: Non- programmable calculator, according to model listed in faculty regulations

Due to the measures taken to avoid the spread of SARS-CoV-2, UiB is closed for teaching and assessment. As a consequence, the following changes is made to assessment spring and autumn semester 2021:

  • Grading scale ¿Pass/Fail¿ instead of ¿A-F¿

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.


Contact the Study Section at the Department of Biological Sciences: studie@bio.uib.no

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: Written examination

    30.09.2021, 09:00
    3 hours
    Withdrawal deadline
    Examination system
    Digital exam