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Fish Physiology



Course format On-site
Date 2020-08-10 - 2020-12-18

The course covers respiration and circulation, digestion, metabolism and growth, osmotic regulation and excretion, locomotion, integration and control, reproduction and smoltification.


Admission to the course requires the same qualificatons as admission to the Master of Science in Biosciences.

The course is reserved for students who are taking their master's or doctoral degree at Faculty of Biosciences and Aquaculture, as well as master or PhD students from other institutions.

Recommended prior knowledge
  • BI105F Zoo physiology
  • KJ100F Basic chemistry
  • BI124F Cellbiology and Biochemistry or equivalent.

Learning outcomes


The candidate should:

  • develop in-depth knowledge of fish physiology
  • describe the structure of the central organs of the body, and explain how they function
  • understand key physiological terminology


The candidate should:

  • be able to explain how different fish groups are adapted to function optimally in their environment
  • be able to interpret and present simple physiological results, and write a report after completing a laboratory task
  • be able to use central physiological terminology

General competence

The candidate should:

  • be trained in giving oral and written presentations
  • be able to locate, assess and refer to relevant literature and present this to highlight a problem


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