Courses & Units

Fish Histopathology JFA549

This unit is being phased out, no new enrolments are being taken.


Enrolment limited to 12 students.  Unit may be taken by students studying the Aquatic Animal Health specialisation as part of their postgraduate coursework if there are places available.  Contact Barbara Nowak to discuss enrolment.


This unit provides a solid foundation in fish histopathology. The main focus of the unit is interpretation of histology slides showing structure of normal and diseased organs of teleost fish. Methods used in histology, including different staining techniques, immunohistochemistry and in situ hybridisation are also covered, including their interpretation. Laboratory style delivery  - conference microscopes and teaching software. Previous knowledge and understanding of fish anatomy and physiology would be an advantage.


Unit name Fish Histopathology
Unit code JFA549
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Sciences and Engineering
Institute for Marine & Antarctic Studies
Discipline Fisheries and Aquaculture

Prof Barbara Nowak

Teaching staff

Prof Barbara Nowak and Dr Mark Adams

Level Postgraduate
Available as student elective? Yes
Breadth Unit? No


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Teaching Pattern

Block taught (5 days, 5 hours/day, 25 contact hours)


Practical test 20%, Assignment 80%

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