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Postgraduate course

Fish Biology I - Systematics and Anatomy

  • ECTS credits10
  • Teaching semesterAutumn
  • Course codeBIO280
  • Number of semesters1
  • LanguageEnglish if English-speaking students, otherwise Norwegian.
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Teaching semester


This course has a limited capacity, enrolment is based on application. Application deadline is Thursday in week 33 for the autumn semester. Please see this page for more information: https://www.uib.no/en/matnat/53431/admission-courses-limited-capacity

You will receive confirmation of whether you received a spot in Studentweb no later than Tuesday the week after the deadline.

The time of the first lecture/orientation meeting can be found in the schedule on the course website or on the Mitt UiB learning platform.

Objectives and Content

The course aims to give students a broad introduction to systematics, behaviour and anatomy as a basis for studies in fish biology.

The course focuses on the general and specific features of fish. The lab course includes exercises on identification (systematics) and dissection of some cartilagenous and some teleost fish (anatomy).

Learning Outcomes

Give the students a broad introduciton to systematics, behaviour and anatomy as basis for studies within fisheries biology.

Required Previous Knowledge

Compulsory parts of the Bachelor degree in Biology

Recommended Previous Knowledge

Compulsory parts of the Bachelor degree in biology

Compulsory Assignments and Attendance

Laboratory course incl submission of journal.

Forms of Assessment

Oral (90%) and approved journal (10%). Grade scale (A-F)

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.

Exam information