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Aquatic Animal Health JFA523


This unit provides students with understanding of aquatic animal health issues. Disease diagnosis and treatment are discussed with the main emphasis placed on health management. Host, environment and pathogen relationships are examined. The unit covers immunology of aquatic animals. Problem-solving exercises provide case histories for a variety of species.


Unit name Aquatic Animal Health
Unit code JFA523
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Sciences and Engineering
Institute for Marine & Antarctic Studies
Discipline Fisheries and Aquaculture
Coordinator Professor Barbara Nowak
Available as student elective? No
Level Postgraduate


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Learning Outcomes

  • Discuss the relationship between host, pathogen and environment.
  • Identify and describe in detail host and/or environmental parameters involved in disease processes.
  • Recognise pathogens and discuss/describe in detail the pathogenesis of the diseases they produce.
  • Recognise the major diseases affecting cultured fish and know how to investigate, analyse and synthesise complex information to assist with the diagnosis of disease.
  • Explain the theory and practice of disease control and treatment using current industry/professional examples.
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AssessmentLaboratory/practical (15%)|Laboratory/practical (10%)|Laboratory/practical (15%)|Examination - invigilated (externally - Exams Office) (60%)
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