Course code HFX201

HFX201 Physiology

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Course responsible: Ragnar Salte
Teachers: Knut Hove, Idun Rosenfeld
ECTS credits: 10
Faculty: Department of Animal and Aquacultural Sciences
Teaching language: NO
(NO=norsk, EN=Engelsk)
Limits of class size:
Teaching exam periods:
This course starts in Spring parallel. This course has teaching/evaluation in Spring parallel, .
Course frequency: Annually
First time: 2007H
Preferential right:
Course contents:
The course gives an overview of the functional anatomy of animals and man at the cellular, tissue, organ and organ system levels. Nerve structure and function, sensing the environment, glands and hormones, bone tissue, muscles and movement, blood and immune system, heart and blood vessels, ventilation and gas exchange, kidneys and urinary tract, acid-base regulation, function of the digestive system, skin, regulation of body temperature, reproduction and lactation. The lectures focus on complex processes and physiological systems, whereas the students are supposed to learn the less complicated material through self studies. Students will actively use their knowledge in discussions and group work.
Learning outcome:
After completion of the course, students will have basic knowledge about the functional anatomy of animals and man and exact knowledge of their physiology. Students will learn that this know-how represents the basis for keeping and caring for production and sports animals, as well as for further studies in animal science and in the medical sciences.
Learning activities:
The course includes several teaching and learning methods and approaches. These include lectures, groupwork, tutorials and individual work. Written assignments will be given covering central topics, either individually or in pairs.
Teaching support:
Main textbook: Sjaastad, Ø.V., Sand, O. and Hove, K. (2010) Physiology of Domestic Animals. 2nd edition. Scandinavian Veterinary Press, Oslo (804pp). Students of Aquaculture should may add Randall, D., Burggren, W. and French, K. (2002) Eckert Animal Physiology: mechanisms and adaptations (5th ed). W.H. Freeman and Company, New York. An overview will be handed out during the first lectures.
KJM100, basic knowledge in biology (BIO100).
Recommended prerequisites:
Mandatory activity:
Written assignments.
Final oral examination counts 100%
Nominal workload:
300 hrs.
Entrance requirements:
Special requirements in Science
Reduction of credits:
Type of course:
Lectures: 4 hours per week. Discussion groups/group work/exercises: 3 hours per week. An overview will be handed out at the start of the course.
The course covers a classical part of the basic disciplines in animal science, veterinary and human medicine lectured at the university level. The course is given only in Norwegian at UMB, but it is possible to take comparable courses at universities in other countries.
An external examiner assesses the final oral examination of all students, and the contents of written assignments.
Examination details: Oral exam: A - E / Ikke bestått