BI3068 - Stress Physiology


New from the academic year 2015/2016

Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Oral examination
Grade: Letters

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

Course content

The course topics will include stress theory, the origin and concepts of stress, acute and chronic stress, the neuroanatomy and neurochemistry of stress including regulation of catecholamines and glucocorticoids. The biological consequences of chronic stress will be given a special focus. Topics include immune responses, metabolism, coping, appraisal, learning, memory and development. The course will focus on fish, but mammalian models will also be used.

Learning outcome

The student should understand the concept and mechanisms of acute and chronic stress in fish biology and its impact on immunity and fish welfare in aquaculture and experimental settings.
Should be able to design experimental setups with controlled and defined stress conditions, and to evaluate fish conditions in response to such setups.

Learning methods and activities

Lectures: 30 hours
Assigned talks on selected themes: 10 hours
Intensivly taught – January-March

Compulsory assignments

  • Approved report

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

Research and review manuscripts and lectures


Examination arrangement: Oral examination

Term Statuskode Evaluation form Weighting Examination aids Date Time Room *
Spring ORD Oral examination 100/100
  • * 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.