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BIO-3014 Biological Rhythms - 10 stp

The course is administrated by

Faculty of Biosciences, Fisheries and Economics

Type of course

Master course for biology students - principally aimed at MSc-students specializing in "Arctic Animal Physiology". The course is available as a singular course.  

Course contents

The course reviews circadian and seasonal rhythmicity, the behavioural and ecological importance of biological rhythms and their theoretical basis, as well as the underlieing anatomy, physiology, genetic and molecular biology.

Application deadline

Concerns only admission to singular courses: Applicants from Nordic countries: 1 June for the autumn semester and 1 December for the spring semester. Exchange students and Fulbright students: 1 October for the spring semester and 15 April for the autumn semester.  

Admission requirements

Local admission, application code 9371 - - Master`s level singular course.

Admission requires a Bachelor`s degree (180 ECTS) or equivalent qualification, with a major in biology of minimum 80 ECTS.

Obligatory prerequisites

BIO-1006 Animal- and plant physiology, BIO-2002 Physiology II (Animal Physiology)

Objective of the course

Knowledge and skills:

General skills:

Language of instruction


Teaching methods

Seminars (2 hrs per week) with presentations and discussions. A practical exercise ("dry lab") will be held on 2 occasions instead of the seminar.


Oral presentation (30%) and 3 h final written exam (70%). Both must be passed in order to receive a passing grade. A graded scale of five marks from A to E for pass and F for fail.

Coursework requirements:
Lab report - must be approved in order to be able to take the exam.

Re-sit exam:
There will be a re-sit examination for students that did not pass the previous ordinary examination.

Date for examination

Final written exam 09.12.2019;Oral presentation 09.12.2019

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 2019
Lecture prof. David Grey Hazlerigg
Colloquium prof. David Grey Hazlerigg
Lab prof. David Grey Hazlerigg