This course has a limited capacity, enrolment is based on application. Application deadline is Wednesday 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.
It is mandatory to attend the first lecture.
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.
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.
Due to the measures taken to avoid the spread of Covid-19, UiB is closed for on-campus assessment. As a consequence, the following changes is made to assessment autumn semester 2020:
- Written home examination instead of written examination
The grading scale used is A to F. Grade A is the highest passing grade in the grading scale, grade F is a fail.
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 the Study Section at the Department of Biological Sciences: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Type of assessment: Written examination
- 18.02.2021, 09:00
- 4 hours
- Withdrawal deadline
- Examination system
- Digital exam