Fish Biology II -Physiology

Study facts

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

Contact

Contact Information

studie@bio.uib.no

Aim 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.

Learning Outcomes

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

Course offered (semester)

Autumn

Pre-requirements

None

Recommended previous knowledge

Compulsory parts of Bachelor in Biology

Compulsory Requirements

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

Assessment methods

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.