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Fish Biology II - Physiology

Semester of Instruction

Autumn

Objectives and Content

The course presents an introduction to physiological adaptations in fish in relation to their environment. The student should therefore have a basic understanding of physics and chemistry related to these mechanisms and in the environment. An important part of the course relates to functional physiological regulatory mechanisms. The course is adapted to a focus of fish physiology.

The course focuses on physiological processes in fish including, respiration, circulation, acid-base balance, osmoregulation and ionic regulation, smoltification, endocrinology, swimming and buoyancy, sensory physiology, egg and larval physiology, digestion, energetics and growth, reproduction, immunology and adaptations to temperature.

Learning Outcomes

The students should have the following knowledge:

- present and discuss key physiological processes in fish

- Use examples to illustrate physiological processes and adaptations

- Discuss how different physiological processes are regulated

- Explain how different physiological processes in fish are adapted to their environment

Recommended Previous Knowledge

Compulsory parts of Bachelor's in Biology

Forms of Assessment

Written exam, 4 hours.

Grading Scale

The grading scale used is A to F. Grade A is the highest passing grade in the grading scale, grade F is a fail.

Contact

Contact Information

studie@bio.uib.no

Exam information

  • Note that the time may change up until 14 days prior to the day of the examination. The location will be published 14 days ahead.

  • Type of assessment: Written examination and journal

    Withdrawal deadline
    04.12.2017
    Examination system
    Inspera
    Digital exam
    • Note that the time may change up until 14 days prior to the day of the examination. The location will be published 14 days ahead.

    • Exam part:

      Examination system
      Inspera
      Digital exam
    • Exam part: Written examination

      Date
      18.12.2017, 09:00
      Duration
      4 hours
      Examination system
      Inspera
      Digital exam
      Location