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Fish Biology II - Physiology

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Teaching semester

Autumn.

This course has a limited capacity, enrolment is based on application. The application deadline is Wednesday in week 33 for the autumn semester. Please see this page for more information. You will receive confirmation of whether you received a seat in Studentweb no later than Monday the week after the deadline.

It is compulsory to attend the first lecture/orientation meeting, or you risk losing your seat. If you are unable to attend the first lecture, you must contact the Study Section (<email>studie.bio@uib.no</email>). The time of the first lecture/orientation meeting can be found in the schedule on the course website or on Mitt UiB.

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.

Assessment Semester

The exam is held in both spring and autumn semesters. In semesters with no teaching, a resit exam is held early in the semester.

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

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.

  • Type of assessment: Written examination

    Date
    22.11.2022, 15:00
    Duration
    4 hours
    Withdrawal deadline
    08.11.2022
    Examination system
    Inspera
    Digital exam
    Location