About this course
The aim of the course is to understand the importance of microbial, viral and parasitic diseases in aquaculture, how to enumerate micro-organisms, to convey methodologies to prevent, to cure microbial diseases and and how to handle, manipulate and sample fish.
- bacterial morphology;
- enumeration methods for bacteria (including pcr, elisa);
- antibiotics and antibiotic resistance, vaccination and immunostimulants in aquaculture;
- overview of a selection of relevant aquatic animal diseases;
- hygiene and sanitation;
- case studies of marine fish hatcheries, including vaccination protocols;
- handling/sampling techniques;
- basic principles in epidemiology and ethical issues;
- practical lab work on bacterial antibiotics susceptibility, bacterial plasmid conjugation, quorum sensing, bacterial virulence factors;
- practical work on clinical investigation of fish.
After successful completion of this course students are expected to be able to:
- show insight into microbial morphology;
- show insight into techniques to enumerate bacteria;
- show knowledge on aquatic animal diseases and their causative/eliciting agents;
- show insight into the pathogenesis of microbial diseases;
- show insight into the importance of hygienic techniques in an aquaculture environment;
- understand techniques for disease prevention, including the use of probiotics, immunostimulants and vaccines;
- understand techniques for disease mitigation such as the use of antibiotics and bacteriophages;
- show knowledge on handling and sampling techniques;
- enumerate aquaculture pathogens;
- determine antibiotic resistance transmission among bacterial species;
- show knowledge on basic principles in epidemiology and ethical issues.
General Biology, Chemistry, Biochemistry and basic knowledge on Aquaculture.
- CreditsECTS 6
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These offerings are valid for students of Utrecht University