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Aquatic Animal Physiology and Behaviour JFA524

Introduction

This unit exposes students to a detailed examination of the physiology of aquatic organisms, with an emphasis on fish and crustaceans. Development, growth, respiration, osmoregulation excretion, reproduction, endocrinology and sensory physiology are discussed in relation to the effects of natural and artificial environmental changes on physiological processes

Summary

Unit name Aquatic Animal Physiology and Behaviour
Unit code JFA524
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Sciences and Engineering
Institute for Marine & Antarctic Studies
Discipline Fisheries and Aquaculture
Coordinator Professor Barbara Nowak
Available as student elective? No
Level Postgraduate

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Learning Outcomes

  • Understand the basis and interrelationship of aspects of respiration, digestion, metabolism, excretion, reproduction, endocrine function, and sensory function in aquatic animals.
  • Advanced understanding of how different physico-chemical variables affect the physiology and growth of aquatic animals.
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Teaching

AssessmentExamination - invigilated (externally - Exams Office) (50%)|Laboratory/practical (30%)|Attendance (20%)
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