BI3021 - Special Zoophysiology


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Oral examination
Grade: Letter grades

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Oral examination 100/100 D

Course content

This course studies comparative physiology in order to compare physiological mechanisms/processes and functional organization (ecophysiological adaptations). The following topics will be included: metabolism, temperature regulation, endocrinology, osmoregulation, neuro- and sensory physiology. Students will present current research literature in seminars.

Learning outcome

On completion of the course the students should be familiar with physiological processes and the relation between structure and function. The learning goals regarding knowledge, skills and general competence are as follows:

With the assigned reading material and discussions in seminars the student should obtain knowledge about:

  • Comparative physiology.
  • Mechanisms that enable ecophysiological adaptations.

The student should have the skill set to be able to:

  • Acquire knowledge on an advanced level of comparative physiology.
  • Present comparative physiology in an ecophysiological context.
  • Discuss comparative physiology based on acquired knowledge.

The student should have general competence in:

  • Communicating research literature from within a specific area of physiology.
  • Discuss and apply knowledge in new areas.

Learning methods and activities

Lectures and seminars (mandatory): 72 hours.

There will be an oral examination at the end of each of the two semesters.

Compulsory assignments: Approved participation in seminars and two oral examinations.

Compulsory assignments

  • Compulsory attendance in seminars

Further on evaluation

Final examination both semesters. In case of fail or the student wishes to improve their grade it is possible to sign up for a new final exam both semesters.

Specific conditions

Compulsory activities from previous semester may be approved by the department.

Required previous knowledge

BI2024 and BI2025 or equivalent courses

Course materials

New literature within the different topics

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
ZO3020 15.0 AUTUMN 2011
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Version: 1
Credits:  15.0 SP
Study level: Second degree level


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2022

Term no.: 2
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2022

Term no.: 2
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2023

Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2023

Language of instruction: English, Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Zoophysiology
  • Biology
  • Zoology
Contact information
Course coordinator: Lecturer(s):

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Biology


Examination arrangement: Oral examination

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD Oral examination 100/100 D
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Oral examination 100/100 D
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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