Fish Biology II -Physiology

Study facts

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


Contact Information

Objectives and Content

The course focuses on physiological processes in fish including adaptations to the environment with regard to temperature, respiration, circulation, acid-base balance, osmoregulation and ionic regulation, smoltification, regulation of buoyancy, sensory physiology, movements, digestion, energetic and growth, and reproduction. The practical lab exercises cover oxygen uptake measurements, osmotic characteristics of smoltification, experiments in endocrinology and measurements of oocyte hydration.

Compulsory Assignments and Attendance

Approved laboratory course included journal and semniars. Approved compulsary assignments are valid in 6 semesters.

Semester of Instruction


Learning Outcomes

The course aims at giving an understanding of basic physiological processes in fish and practical training in experimental work.

Required Previous Knowledge


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.