Course: Diagnostics of Diseases of Aquaculture Animals

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Course title Diagnostics of Diseases of Aquaculture Animals
Course code VURH/DFDD
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Lesson
Level of course Doctoral
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter
Number of ECTS credits 5
Language of instruction English
Status of course Compulsory-optional
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
Course availability The course is available to visiting students
  • Piačková Veronika, MVDr. Ph.D.
  • Zusková Eliška, MVDr. Ph.D.
Course content
1) Introduction to the subject, clinical and pathological-anatomical examination of fish and crayfish 2) Overview of parasitic agents of fish diseases, parasitological examination 3) Overview of bacterial and fungal fish diseases, microbiological examination 4) Overview of viral diseases of fish, virological examination 5) Histopathological examination of fish 6) Haematological examination of fish 7) Biochemical examination of fish 8) Investigation of emergency fish mortality and basic hydrochemical analysis

Learning activities and teaching methods
Monologic (reading, lecture, briefing), Work with text (with textbook, with book), Demonstration, Laboratory
  • Preparation for classes - 10 hours per semester
  • Preparation for credit - 10 hours per semester
  • Preparation for exam - 20 hours per semester
  • Semestral paper - 30 hours per semester
  • Class attendance - 40 hours per semester
Learning outcomes
The aim of the course is to acquaint students with a basic overview of fish diseases and the possibilities of their diagnosis.
Basic medical knowledge, orientation in individual groups of pathogens, knowledge of basic laboratory techniques and skills.
Knowledge of fish anatomy and physiology, basic knowledge of molecular biology.

Assessment methods and criteria
Oral examination, Test, Seminar work

Seminar work, lab protocols, credit test and oral exam
Recommended literature
  • Genten, F., Terwinghe, E., Danguy, A. Atlas of Fish Histology. Science Publishers, Enfield, USA, 2009. ISBN 9781578085446.
  • Noga, E.J. Fish Disease: Diagnosis and Treatment, 2nd edition. Blackwell Publishing, Iowa, US, 2010. ISBN 978-0-8138-0697-6.
  • Roberts, J.R., 2012. Fish Pathology, 4th edition.. Blackwell Publishing Ltd., 2012. ISBN 978-1-444-33282-7.

Study plans that include the course
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