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Postgraduate course

Fish Diseases - Water Quality

  • ECTS credits5
  • Teaching semesterSpring
  • Course codeBIO375
  • 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 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.

The course runs only if enough students enrol.

It is mandatory to attend the first lecture.

Objectives and Content

The course will cover various topics within the water chemistry, related to fish welfare and health. Focus is on the physical-chemical basis for the water quality and how this affects the fish's health. Relevant topics are gases, metals, pH, use of groundwater and surface water, transport of fish and stress. The course will also contain a review of the practical aspects and technological solutions that can improve water quality.

Learning Outcomes

 After completing the course MAR 370 ¿Fish diseases - water quality¿), the students should have a thorough understanding of critical factors related to water quality in aquaculture, and how these influence on health and welfare of farmed fish. The students should know what factors limit fish production in a system, and should have insight into practical and technological solutions to treat water and improve water quality, both in freshwater and marine culture. Integrated in the understanding of the environmental factors, the students should have insight into the physiological reactions of the fish to sub-optimal environmental conditions (patho-physiology). Through writing and presentation of an essay the students should obtain deeper insight into a selected topic, and gain experience in the skills of presentation of a scientific question to fellow students.

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.

Subject Overlap

MAR370: 5 sp

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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