BI2064 - Fish anathomy and Physiology


New from the academic year 2015/2016

Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Written examination and Report
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

The candidate will know:
principles for production of different parts of the life cycle in aquatic organisms
Thorough understanding of the production chain system in aquaculture
Biological, technological, environmental, research based and international aspects of land based cultivation of fish and other aquatic organisms
Characteristics and environmental requirements for cultivated organisms
Organisation structure in the aquaculture sector

have basic knowledge of environmental requirements in different parts of the life cycle for selected aquatic organisms
Can describe and evaluate types and design of land based aquaculture systems
Know principles for nutrition in early life stages, evaluate feed composition and growth
Understand principles for water treatment and control of water quality in landbased systems
Ability to apply required knowledge for developing holistic solutions to establish and manage land based aquaculture farms

General competence (attitudes):
The candidate is able to:
Evaluate/calculate operation parameters and routines related to different operating conditions in land based farms
Evaluate basic suitability for possible site selection
understand the role and impact of aquaculture as food producing sector

Learning methods and activities

Lectures: 30 hours
Laboratory course: 4 days, mandatory

Compulsory assignments

  • Aproved lab.course and excursion

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


Examination arrangement: Written examination and Report

Term Statuskode Evaluation form Weighting Examination aids Date Time Room *
Spring ORD Approved report 25/100
Spring ORD Written examination 75/100 2016-05-24 09:00 E3 , R D1-102 Datasal
  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date.
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