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Fish Physiology BI205F

 

Fish Physiology BI205F

ECTS Credits 10
Level Undergraduate
Course type

Specialization in BSc in Biology.

Elective for MSc in Aquaculture.

Start semester Autumn 2019
Year of study 1st study year
Course location Bodø
Faculty Faculty of Biosciences and Aquaculture
Teaching language English
Application deadline  

Course description

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

Costs

No costs except semester registration fee and syllabus literature.

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of the course:

Knowledge

The student 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

Skills

The student 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 student 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

Mode of delivery

Face-to-face teaching.

Teaching activities and methods

50 h lectures and seminars, laboratory practice 3 x 4 hours

 

Assessment methods and criteria:

Written exam, counts 100% of final grade (A-F).

Portfolio: Grade: pass/fail. The portfolio comprises the following:

  • 3 laboratory reports for own laboratory practice
  • 2 multiple-choice tests

All parts of the course most be completed for the student to successfully complete the

course.

Course literature

The reading list can be found in Leganto

BI105F Zoo physiology

KJ100F Basic chemistry

BI124F Cellbiology and Biochemistry

or equivalent.

Permitted examination aids

Pencil, pen, ruler, simple calculator and bilingual dictionaries.

Course evaluation

The study programme is evaluated annually by students by way of course evaluation studies (mid-term evaluation and final evaluation). These evaluations are included in the universitys quality assurance system.

Assessment and examinations

Compound evaluation, grading scale A-E, Beste A, Ikke bestått F
  • Portfolio assessment, comprises 0/100 of the grade, grading scale Bestått - Ikke bestått.
  • Written Examination, 4 hours, comprises 100/100 of the grade, grading scale A-E, Beste A, Ikke bestått F.

Overlapping courses

BI205F-005 Fish Physiology - written examination - 6 study points.
BI205F-006 Fish Physiology - portfolio assessment - 4 study points.
BI205F-005 Fish Physiology - written examination - 10 study points.
BIO5001 Fish Physiology - 10 study points.

Included in these studies

 

 

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Bachelor of Science in Biologyhttps://www.nord.no/en/Student/study-plans/babiiBachelor of Science in BiologyBachelor's degree programme
Bachelor of Science in Biologyhttps://www.nord.no/en/Student/study-plans/2015h/Pages/BABII.aspxBachelor of Science in BiologyBachelor's degree programme
International Studentshttps://www.nord.no/en/Student/study-plans/2015h/Pages/INTER.aspxInternational StudentsHalf-year programme and shorter
Aquaculture and Marine Bioscienceshttps://www.nord.no/en/Student/study-plans/2018h/Pages/AQMABIO.aspxAquaculture and Marine BiosciencesHalf-year programme and shorter