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

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. If fail or retake it is the written final exam you are taken again. If appealing it’s the written final exam to which the appeal refers, if not anything else are specifiesd.
Assessment of parts are given in % points. Examinations can be held oraly outside teaching semester.

For the Academic year 2017/2018 §28 of the Supplementary regulations of the Study regulations, dated 2015.08.01, apply for re-sit examinations for final oral and written examinations in science subjects.

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 2015-09-01
BI2063 3.0 2015-09-01


Detailed timetable


Examination arrangement: Assignment and Written examination

Term Statuskode Evaluation form Weighting Examination aids Date Time Room *
Autumn ORD Approved report 25/100
Spring ORD Approved report 25/100
Autumn ORD Written examination 75/100
Spring ORD Written examination 75/100
  • * 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.