3 x 50-minute lectures weekly
1 x 2-hour seminar per semester
1 x 1-hour practical-1 per semester
2 x 4-hour practical-3s per semester
4 x 3-hour practical-2s per semester
1 x 2-hour project work weekly
1 Admission into GCSCAQ-Graduate Certificate in Science (Aquaculture)
1a Admission into GDPSCAQ-Graduate Diploma in Science (Aquaculture)
1b Admission into MSCAQ-Master of Science (Aquaculture)
Must Satisfy: ((1 or 1a or 1b))
Enrolment not permitted
BIOL3732 has been successfully completed
Topic description

This topic will cover the advanced theoretical background and practical skills related primarily to aquatic animal health management and product quality. Students will be expected to understand the general pathology, life history, diagnosis, management and treatment of pathogenic organisms in both hatchery and production systems. Students will be expected to develop an advanced knowledge of product quality, and how this can be manipulated both prior to and post-harvest.

Educational aims

This topic aims to:

  • Provide students with an advanced understanding of the causes (and associated preventative measures) of a range of aquatic animal diseases and the principles and techniques of disease diagnosis, management and treatment in fish, mollusc and crustacean species
  • Provide students with an advanced understanding of how product quality is affected and how it can be manipulated
  • Foster high level skills in laboratory practicals, writing reports and ability to critically analyse aquaculture literature
Expected learning outcomes
On completion of this topic you will be expected to be able to:

  1. Demonstrate advanced skills in necroscopy procedures and the sampling procedures required for working with aquatic animals
  2. Demonstrate a high level ability to apply knowledge for the manipulation of product quality