Required Learning Outcomes

A candidate who has completed his or her qualifications should have the following learning outcomes defined in terms of knowledge, skills and general competence:


The candidate

  • Is aware of and can describe the anatomy, physiology and nutrition of fish.
  • has a sound knowledge of pathological organisms associated with farmed and wild fish species and knows how the immune systems of fish function
  • knows how the conditions related to the marine ecosystems influence disease development and disease proliferation
  • understands and can explain the circumstances that may lead to illness and injury in fish farming
  • can discuss relevant and appropriate methods in diagnostics
  • knows different principles of and strategies for vaccination
  • can explain the laws and regulations related to aquaculture and illness


The candidate

  • can provide correct diagnostics and treat illnesses in fish.
  • can propose and monitor the implementation of disease treatment in aquatic organisms.
  • can use modern working and analytical methods promoting fish health.
  • can plan and conduct scientific studies based on data collected from the field and laboratory
  • can formulate a research question and analyze and write a report based on the data collected from the study.
  • can give advice on preventative and mitigating measures
  • can read and understand scientific work relevant to aqua medicine and combatting disease
  • can work within an ethical framework based on current legislation and ethical guidelines.
  • can practically apply laws and regulations in daily professional practice
  • can make ethically informed decisions about animal husbandry and animal experiments

General competence:

The candidate

  • can work based on reputable scientific principles, with understanding of and respect for transparency, accuracy, accountability and knows the importance of distinguishing between knowledge and opinions.
  • can work alone and with others in a team and in close contact with the industry
  • can discuss the field in the public debate based on available facts and unhindered by different agendas