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BIO-2504 Fish Physiology - 10 stp

The course is administrated by

Norges fiskerihøgskole

Type of course

Mandatory course for students admitted to Master in Akvamedisin. The course is available as a singular course.

Course overlap

FSK-2051 Aquatic Biology II 5 ects

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.

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.