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This unit provides students with understanding of aquatic animal health issues, relevant to aquaculture and wild fisheries. Disease diagnosis, biosecurity in aquaculture, disease control and treatment are discussed. Host, environment and pathogen relationships are examined. A wide range of exotic and endemic diseases, including parasitic conditions are reviewed. The unit covers immune response of aquatic animals. Problem-solving exercises provide case histories for a variety of species.

Summary 2021

Unit name Aquatic Animal Health
Unit code JFA303
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, Dr Andrew Bridle, Dr Melanie Leef and Dr Philip Crosbie

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



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Teaching Pattern

Weekly for 13 weeks, 2 h lecture, 2 h practicals, 1 h tutorials


Coursework: 40%. Examination: 60%

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