BIO-3008 Animal Physiologi - 20 stp
Type of course
May be taken as a singular course, but the course is oriented towards MSc-students in Arctic Animal Physiology. Previous knowledge: knowledge in animal physiology equivalent to Bio-2002
The course reviews the physiology of animals with emphasis on the basic mechanisms behind specialized functions in different tissue types/organs, and the mechanisms that regulate and maintain homeostasis in an integrated organism. The course reviews physiological adaptations in animals with different modes of living in different environments, with respect to nutrition and energetics, metabolism and temperature regulation, neuronal, sensory and endocrine mechanisms, reproduction and biological clocks, muscles and movement, respiration and circulation and balance of water and salt.
Objective of the course
Knowledge: Explain the general principles of function in individual tissues/organs and how they are integrated in the organism Explain how the functions of organs are modified and adapted in organisms living in different environments Demonstrate and explain how physiological mechanisms may limit or potentiate the process of adaptation Present and explain typical examples of physiological adaptations to special environments with respect to nutrition, energetics, locomotion, circulation, respiration, water- and salt balances and neuronal and sensory orientation Skills: Review and communicate, both orally and in writing, current knowledge from the recommended reading/syllabus Teach Animal Physiology at Bachelor- and MSc levels and communicate own research at MSc level General skills: Apply the knowledge and information which is required to plan own research in Animal Physiology at the PhD level Review and extract relevant scientific literature in the process of presenting and discussing own research (MSc) findings Analyze and criticize scientific research within own (MSc) discipline
Written exam, 6 hours. Grade: A-F, F is failed. Course woek requirements: one oral 30 min presentation of a given topic from the recommended reading/syllabus (Hill et al., Animal Physiology)
Date for examination
Written exam 12.12.2012
The date for the exam can be changed. The final date will be announced at your faculty early in May and early in November.
Lectures Autumn 2012
First attendance Wednesday 22th of August at 14:15, AAB