BI2064 - Fish anathomy and Physiology


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Assignment and Written examination
Grade: Letters

Evaluation form Weighting Duration Examination aids Grade deviation
Approved report 25/100
Written examination 75/100 4 hours D

Course content

The course focuses on the physiological processes in fish and their adaptations to environmental parameters. Lectures will cover general anatomy, respiration, circulation, osmoregulation and acid-base balance, smoltification, regulation of boyancy, movement, sensory physiology, stress, gastrointestinal system and sexual maturation. Introductions will also be given to basal immunology.
Practical lab studies include comparative anatomy and physiology of Atlantic salmon and at least one marine species available. Studies also include evaluation of organ histology and stress experiments.

Learning outcome

On completion of the course the student should have obtained valuable skills in fish anatomy and physiology including regulatory mechanisms.

The student should be able to design and perform tests of fish osmoregulatory capacity, establish sedation, perform blood sampling, and examine simple histological preparations from fish.

Learning methods and activities

Lectures: 30 hours
Laboratory course: 4 days, mandatory

Examinations can be held orally outside teaching semester

Compulsory assignments

  • Approved lab.course

Further on evaluation

All assessment components included in the course must be passed. In the case of 'failure' or 'retake' , the final written examination needs to be taken again. Appeals for reassessment apply to the final written examination only. The individual components will not be graded and assessment consists of an overall final grade. The written exam can be changed to an oral exam in the semester when the course is not taught.
Supplementary regulations UTF §5-6 at NTNU applicable for re-sit examinations (oral and written) in science courses are:
1. Final examination in each semester -for courses with prefix BI, IT and KJ a final examination is held during the examination period every semester.
2. New assessment incase of “fail” - please refer to the course description for details on which components of the course need to be retaken in case of re-assessment.

Specific conditions

Exam registration requires that class registration is approved in the same semester. Compulsory activities from previous semester may be approved by the department.

Course materials

Will be announced at the beginning of the course

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
BI2062 3.0 01.09.2015
BI2063 3.0 01.09.2015
MB104114 2.5 01.09.2019
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Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Intermediate course, level II


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2021

No.of lecture hours: 4
No.of specialization hours: 4

Language of instruction: English, Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Aqua Culture
  • Biology
  • Marine Biology
Contact information


Examination arrangement: Assignment and Written examination

Term Status code Evaluation form Weighting Examination aids Date Time Digital exam Room *
Autumn ORD Approved report 25/100
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Approved report 25/100
Room Building Number of candidates
Autumn ORD Written examination 75/100 D INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Written examination 75/100 D INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date. If more than one room is listed, you will find your room at Studentweb.

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