The course deals with the physiology of animals, with emphasis on the basic mechanisms underlying specialized functions in different tissues/organs/organ systems, and the coordinating mechanisms that regulate and maintain homeostasis in the integrated organism.
The course focuses on specific physiological adaptations of animals to life in different environments, with respect to nutrition, metabolism, temperature regulation and energetics; neuronal, sensory and endocrine control mechanisms; reproduction and biological clocks; muscles and movement; respiration and circulation and maintenance of water and electrolyte balance.
Written exam, 6 hours. A graded scale of five marks from A to E for pass and F for fail.
Course work requirements:
There will be a re-sit examination for students that did not pass the previous ordinary examination.