Postgraduate course

Fish Biology II - Physiology

  • ECTS credits10
  • Teaching semesterAutumn
  • Course codeBIO291
  • Number of semesters1
  • LanguageEnglish
  • Resources

Teaching semester

Autumn. Limited capacity. More info: http://www.uib.no/en/matnat/53431/admission-courses-limited-capacity

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.

Course Evaluation

Students will evaluate the course in accordance with the quality assurance system at UiB and the Department. You can find courseevaluations in the Quality Assurance Reports.


Contact Information

Contact the Study Section at the Department of Biological Sciences: studie@bio.uib.no

Exam information

  • For written exams, please note that the start time may change from 09:00 to 15:00 or vice versa until 14 days prior to the exam. The exam location will be published 14 days prior to the exam.

  • Type of assessment: Written examination

    02.03.2018, 09:00
    4 hours
    Withdrawal deadline
    Examination system
    Digital exam