Course code HFX130D

HFX130D Basic Animal Science/ Module D - Animal Ethology

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Course responsible: Inger Lise Andersen, Judit Banfine Vas
Teachers: Bjarne Olai Braastad, Ruth Catriona Margaret Newberry, Inger Lise Andersen
ECTS credits: 5
Faculty: Faculty of Biosciences
Teaching language: NO
(NO=norsk, EN=Engelsk)
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This course starts in Autumn parallel. This course has teaching/evaluation in Autumn parallel
Course frequency: Annually
First time: Study year 2010-2011
Last time: 2018H
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Module D, basic ethology (behavioural biology; 5 credits): This course focuses on the most important terms, approaches and definitions within ethology as a whole, as well as the most important topics within this subjects. The course is mainly based on lectures with the following topics: behavioural genetics and evolustion, physiology and behaviour, behavioural mechanisms, behavioural development,  communication, animal emotions, social behaviour, motivation and decision making, and  learning, The students will engage in groupwork to write an abstract for each chapter in the book to assist in the preparation for the final written exam with score A to F.
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3 hrs written examination. A-F.
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150 hrs.
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