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BIO-2504 Fish Physiology - 10 stp

The course is administrated by

Norges fiskerihøgskole

Type of course

The course is available for students at the study programs: Fiskeri- og havbruksvitenskap, Akvamedisin, Biologi, klima og miljø. The course is also available to exchange students at a biology study program. The course is available as a singular course.  

Course contents

The course describes physiological mechanisms in fish. Topics covered include nerves and sense organs, endocrinology, circulation, respiration, iono- and osmoregulation, digestive system, reproduction, parr-smolt transformation and stress in fish.

Application deadline

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

Admission requirements

Nordic applicants: Admission requirements are generell studiekompetanse + REALFA.

Application code: 9197

International applicants: Higher Education Entrance Qualification and certified language requirements in English. A list of the requirements for the Higher Education Entrance Qualification in Norway can be found on the Norwegian Agency for Quality Assurance in Education website -  

All applicants: The course requires basic knowledge in biology and ecology. Basic knowledge in chemistry and mathematics is an advantage.

Obligatory prerequisites

BIO-2002 Animal Physiology

Objective of the course

After completing the course, the students should know:

The students should be able to:

The course will give the students:

Language of instruction

The language of instruction is English and all of the syllabus material is in English. Examination questions will be given in English, but may be answered either in English or a Scandinavian language.

Teaching methods

Lectures, seminars and laboratory.


Written exam (4 hours). A graded scale of five marks from A to E for pass and F for fail.

Coursework requirements: Laboratory report.

There will be a re-sit examination for students that did not pass the previous ordinary examination. The re-sit examination is a written exam.

Date for examination

Take-home exam hand out date 02.12.2021 hand in date 02.12.2021

The date for the exam can be changed. The final date will be announced at your faculty early in May and early in November.