Course: Diagnostics of Diseases of Aquaculture Animals

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Course title Diagnostics of Diseases of Aquaculture Animals
Course code VURH/DNAD
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 Czech
Status of course Compulsory-optional
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
Lecturer(s)
  • 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.
Prerequisites
Knowledge of fish anatomy and physiology, basic knowledge of molecular biology.

Assessment methods and criteria
Oral examination, Test, Seminar work, Development of laboratory protocols

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.
  • Kolářová, J., Velíšek, J. Stanovení a vyhodnocení biochemického profilu krve ryb. Edice metodik VÚRH, Vodňany, 2012. ISBN 978-80-87437-58-2.
  • Kolářová, J., Zusková, E., Steinbach, Ch., Velíšek, J. Praktické návody k provádění vyšetřovacích a léčebných postupů u vybraných parazitárních onemocnění ryb. Edice metodik VÚRH, Vodňany, 2016. ISBN 978-80-7514-045-6.
  • Palíková a kol. Nemoci a chorobné stavy ryb. FROV JU, Vodňany, 2019. ISBN 978-80-7514-085-2.
  • Piačková, V., Čížek, A., Veselý, T., Pokorová, D. Odběr vzorků pro bakteriologické a virologické vyšetření ryb. Edice metodik VÚRH, 2013. ISBN 978-80-87437-82-7.
  • Piačková, V., Palíková, M., Zusková, E., Flajšhans, M. Stanovení diferenciálního počtu leukocytů ryb. Edice Metodik, FROV JU, 2014. ISBN 978-80-7514-024-1.


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