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Course Overview

This bundle of Micro-Learning Courses (MLC) introduces learners to the various types of fish diseases, mode of disease transmission, identifying and recognizing diseased fish, and methods for diagnosing fish diseases. It also covers disease prevention and control including vaccination. It also describes the importance of broodstock management in aquaculture species and factors affecting breeding success.


The bundle consists of the following MLC:


a. Basic Fish Microbiology (6 hrs)

b. Introduction to Fish Diseases (2 hrs)

c. Fish Infectious Diseases 1 (4 hrs)

d. Fish Infectious Diseases 2 (4 hrs)

e. Non-infectious and Zoonotic Diseases (4 hrs)

f. Diagnostic Techniques for fish diseases (4 hrs)

g. Fish Disease prevention and control (6 hrs)

h. Breeding Techniques and Broodstock Management (4 hrs)

Who Should Attend

Participants who are keen to learn more about the concepts and activities involved in fish care and husbandry in aquaculture farms, especially junior workers in this industry.

What You'll Learn

Upon completing these courses, you will be able to:


  1. Explain the general concepts of fish diseases.
  2. Explain the effects of various types of pathogens on fish
  3. Relate the effects of common pathogens (bacteria, virus, protozoa, parasites) to fish health.
  4. Describe the methods for diseases diagnosis in fish 
  5. Explain the effects of physical and biological factors on broodstock management



Mode of Assessment


Quizzes and reflections – measure participants' understanding of key concepts and application of concepts learnt for each topic.





Certificate of Completion in Aquaculture Essentials

Course Schedule/Apply

Intake Info Application Closing Date Course Duration

Mobile Online Learning

No Expiry date.


10 to 15 lessons with each lesson duration of about 15 mins


Course Fees

Fee Type Item Total Fees 
Full Course Fee 


You can make payment via credit card at our partner's (Gnowbe) payment gateway when you click 'Buy Now' in our website. Upon successful payment and registration, you will receive a receipt via email and you may start your course immediately.


(Singaporeans aged 25 and above can also purchase the MLCs using their SkillsFuture Credit at checkout if the course is SkillsFuture Credit Approved.)

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Course Contact

If you have any enquiries, please contact us below or submit an enquiry form here
  • 67881212
  • Monday - Thursday: 8:30am - 6:00pm
    Friday: 8:30am - 5:30pm
    Closed during lunchtime, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
    and on weekends and public holidays.

  • https://www.tp.edu.sg/tsa
  • Temasek SkillsFuture Academy (TSA)

    Temasek Polytechnic

    East Wing, Block 1A, Level 3, Unit 4

    21 Tampines Avenue 1,

    Singapore 529757

  • Temasek Polytechnic reserves the right to alter the course, modify the scale of fee, amend any other information or cancel course with low enrolment.