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BI 2508
PRINCIPLES OF ANIMAL PHYSIOLOGY
CREDIT POINTS 15

Course Co-ordinator: Dr C Selman

Pre-requisite(s): BI 1005

Co-requisite(s): None

The content reflects currently important topics in animal function and physiology. It features units related to both invertebrate and vertebrate physiological adaptations to the environment. The content builds on, and integrates in a critical manner, knowledge about animals from BI 1005 (Organismal Biology) and BI 1509 (Ecology and Environmental Science). Topics typically include areas such Sensory Systems, Excretion, Respiration & Circulation, Biological chemistry, Thermoregulation and Osmoregulation.

12 week course in second half-session. 3 one-hour lectures per week plus 1 three-hour practical every second week, from weeks 2-10 of the course. Total contact hours 36 lectures and five practicals - 51 hours in total.

1st Attempt: 1 two-hours written exam (60%); continuous assessment (40%).

Resit: 1 two-hour written exam in the same format as 1st attempt.