SBIK10212U Aquaculture and Fish Diseases
MSc Programme in Animal Science - semi-compulsory
The course includes theoretical and practical teaching concerning various aquaculture types (freshwater pond culture, mariculture, recirculated systems) and various natural aquatic biotopes. Additional topics treated are water quality aspects, environmental aspects of aquaculture, fish welfare, fish physiology, nutrition, feed technology, fish immunology, vaccinology, parasitology, virology and bacteriology. Practical aspects concerning sampling and diagnosis have high priority. Focus will be placed on prophylactic aspects and management methods. Classical and molecular methods will be applied in the practical exercises.
The aim of the course is to educate students in processes
associated with production of aquatic organisms. Special emphasis
will be placed on diseases connected with the production. The
course will educate the students to be able to evaluate and suggest
solutions to various aquaculture problems with special emphasis on
disease aspects. Thus, basic principles in aquaculture techniques
and methods for determining fish diseases will be obtained and make
the students able to solve questions within these fields.The
students will be educated in control methods with emphasis on
The students will apply theories and principles of fish pathology to new areas and problems in new contexts.
The students will cooperate diagnostic methods for identification of parasitic, bacterial and viral pathogens. They will expand the applicability of the methods by including theories and methods also for new, complex and un-predictable situations. They will predict health related aspects of fish production systems according to new situations under different abiotic and biotic conditions. They will make ethical considerations of problems in fish disease research and aquacultural enterprises. Discuss and reflect on legislative and ethical problems related to aquaculture and fish disease management.
Buchmann, K. (2007) An introduction to fish parasitological
methods - classical and molecular techniques. Biofolia,
Buchmann, K., Bresciani, J., Pedersen, K., Ariel, E., Dalsgaard, I., Madsen, L (2009) Fish Diseases. Biofolia, Frederiksberg, Denmark
Handouts and papers on fish physiology, nutrition, anatomy, environment, aquacultural techniques, farm design and production types.
- Practical exercises
- Project work
- Theory exercises
- 7,5 ECTS
- Type of assessment
- Oral examination, 30 minutterPortfolioIndividual presentation of project report and defence of results and conclusions.
Weight: Report 50%, presentation 50 %.
- Exam registration requirements
Active participation in the cource
- All aids allowed
- Marking scale
- 7-point grading scale
- Censorship form
- No external censorship
One internal examiner
Criteria for exam assesment
To achieve the maximum grade of 12, the student shall be able to:
- Present results from project work.
- Place project results within a frame of practical aquaculture
- Evaluate consequences of own recommendation to aquaculturists