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Course format On-site
Date 2021-01-04 - 2021-06-18

The course cover the following main topics:

  • Respiration and circulation,
  • metabolism and temperature regulation
  • osmotic regulation and excretion,
  • locomotion
  • integration and control in invertebrates and vertebrates.


Admission to the course follows the admission requirements of the study program Bachelor in Biology and Joint Bachelor in Animal Science.

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of the course:


The student:

  • Has knowledge of the basic structure and physiology of the different groups of animals at the different levels of organisation, from genes to organism, within an ecological perspective.
  • Has knowledge of the main physiological processes and mechanisms in animals, such as osmoregulation, metabolism, thermoregulation, circulation, respiration, reproduction and digestion.
  • Can update his/her knowledge in the field of Animal Physiology.


The student:

  • Can scientifically report, using proper scientific terminology, results obtained from basic physiology experiments.
  • Can collect and use relevant published information for the interpretation of observations obtained from laboratory work.
  • Can reflect upon their observations obtained after performing basic physiology techniques.

General Competence

The student:

  • Knows and understands the risks and ethics when working in an animal physiology laboratory.
  • Can communicate results and theories in writing.
  • Can exchange opinions with fellow students and work alone or as part of a group.
  • Is familiar with new thinking and innovation processes in the field of Animal Physiology.


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