Fish Biology II -Physiology

Study facts

Course codeBIO291
ECTS credits10
Teaching semesterAutumn
Number of semesters1
Teaching language
English
Study levelPostgraduate Courses
Resources
Belongs toDepartment of Biology

Contact

Contact Information

studie@bio.uib.no

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.

Semester of Instruction

Autumn

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

Required Previous Knowledge

None

Recommended Previous Knowledge

Compulsory parts of Bachelor 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.