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BI2510: PRINCIPLES OF ANIMAL PHYSIOLOGY (2019-2020)

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Course Overview

Physiology is the study of the normal functions of living systems.  This course will introduce you to the basics of invertebrate and vertebrate physiology.

Lectures will guide you through the various body systems and their interactions that maintain homeostasis in animals.  Associated practicals allow you to explore particular systems in further detail and to develop relevant lab skills.

Through the study of examples from across different phyla, you will gain an appreciation of processes fundamental to all animals, and of differences across groups.

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 2
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Mrs Cath Brown

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

None.

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

The content reflects a broad overview of animal function and physiology.  It features examples related to both invertebrate and vertebrate physiological adaptions to the environment.  The content builds on, and integrates in a critical manner, knowledge about animals from BI1008 (Introduction to Biological Sciences) and SM1501 (The Cell).  Topics studied include nervous and endocrine systems, circulatory and respiratory systems, digestion, immune function, movement and reproduction.

Associated Costs

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Course practicals require the use of a lab coat which can be purchased locally. GBP 15.00

Degree Programmes for which this Course is Prescribed

  • BSc Animal Behaviour
  • BSc Animal Ecology
  • BSc Behavioural Biology
  • BSc Biological Sciences (Honours)
  • BSc Biology
  • BSc Wildlife Management
  • MSci Biological Sciences

Contact Teaching Time

48 hours

This is the total time spent in lectures, tutorials and other class teaching.

Teaching Breakdown

  • 1 Science Laboratory during University weeks 27, 29, 31, 33, 35
  • 3 Lectures during University weeks 25 - 35

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Summative Assessments

5x lab practical reports

Exam Type Summative Weighting 50
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Students will receive regular written feedback on each practical report.

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Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Resit Assessments

Re-submission of failed elements

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