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Comparative Physiology of Marine Animals including Applications for Aquaculture



Course format On-site
Date 2020-11-03 - 2021-01-15
Cost 29 750 SEK

How can a salmon migrate between freshwater and sea water? How can a periwinkle survive the sea ice? Is mussel culture good for more than Moules marinière ? In this course physiological functions and mechanisms are discussed. Focus will be on the ability of vertebrates and invertebrates to adapt to different external marine environments. Nervous and endocrine control systems will be studied both from a sensing and regulating point. The course aims to apply basic physiological knowledge to potential problems in marine aquaculture. The course applies Problem based learning, centred around a supervised student learning group , but do also contain lectures, seminars and several advanced practicals illustrating modern techniques and problem solving. The last third of the course is dedicated to a longer project work in which the student uses their acquired theoretical and practical knowledge. The students will do oral as well as written presentations of the outcome of their projects.


University studies of a minimum of 75 credits in Biology and Molecular Biology/Cellbiology with at least one in depth course of 15 credits in a relevant area. Applicants must prove their knowledge of English: English 6/English B from Swedish Upper Secondary School or the equivalent level of an internationally recognized test, for example TOEFL, IELTS.

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