An understanding of disease and welfare of aquatic animals is vital to the success of aquaculture operations and also impacts upon wild populations. The Institute has a long history of research and teaching in these subjects, and staff are uniquely qualified to present a course in this area. The course will build upon introductory material and will introduce students to the principles and concepts of fish and shellfish health management and to the welfare of aquaculture species. The course will explore a number of relevant topics in detail and will also include practical tuition in applied skills such as disease diagnosis and treatment of disease. The module will make an important contribution to the programme by providing you with an understanding of how disease and welfare and their control affect the sustainability of aquaculture systems.
This module is taken by Aquaculture BSc students only.