AQ3007 - Aquatic Animal Ecophysiology
|Student Contribution Band:
||School of Marine & Tropical Biology (pre 2015)
The course teaches the principles of aquatic animal physiology and provides insight
into the mechanisms involved in the stress, health, growth and reproduction of aquatic
animals. A key focus is on how physiological systems respond to important environmental
factors and the significance of animal adaptations in their ability to cope with environment
stressors, whether it is a managed environment, such as in aquaculture, or in the
- demonstrate competence in experimental techniques of aquatic animal physiology;
- develop an understanding of the functional relationship between important environmental
variables and the physiology of aquatic animals;
- understand the physiological adaptations of aquatic animals that allow them to cope
with environmental extremes;
- develop insight into the operation of regulatory processes of physiological systems
within aquatic animals, and how they interact with each other;
- demonstrate familiarity with the key literature in the field of aquatic animal physiology.
|Students enrolling in this subject should have a good understanding of basic biology,
particularly zoology, and should have completed BS2001 or BZ2001 or AQ2001 or equivalent.
||At least 12 credit points of Level 2 AQ, BC, BZ, CH, EA, EV, MA, MB or PH science
subjects and 3 credit points of level 2 aquaculture subjects.
Study Period 2
|Census Date 28-Aug-2014
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- 26 hours lectures
- 15 hours practicals
||end of semester exam (50%); assignments (50%).
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and in case
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