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Epidemiology and Health Control

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University of Stirling
Institute of Aquaculture
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10 days
Short Course
those who have an interest, professionally or otherwise, in assessing, controlling and managing disease in aquatic production systems
Institute of Aquaculture, University of Stirling, Stirling, FK9 4LA, Central, United Kingdom

Module description

You will be introduced to the concepts of aquatic animal health and welfare at a population level. You will be guided through a variety of exercises relating to investigation and control of disease problems.  You will participate in a range of classes relevant to the control of parasitic diseases, immunological tools for the detection and control of pathogens and applied health on shrimp farms. You will undertake a number of exercises relating to risk management and sampling populations. You will have the opportunity to examine and analyse additional data from real disease outbreaks with guidance from lecturers.


Learning outcomes

On completion of this module you will be able to:

  • Appreciate the nature of farmed aquatic animal health and welfare.
  • Investigate and control aquatic animal disease problems at a population level.
  • Apply risk management to aquaculture systems.
  • Describe the theory and legislative framework underpinning chemotherapy in aquaculture.


Module organisation

The module will include a series of lectures, seminars, demonstrations and case studies.  There will also be individual and group work, with guidance from teaching staff.


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