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Comparative Physiology of Marine Animals including Applications for Aquaculture

Master's level | 15 credits | Course code: BIO484
Autumn 2020
100% Day
Period: 3 November 2020 - 15 January 2021
2) Only EU/EEA citizens and students with approved residence permit in Sweden can apply

About the Course

How can a salmon migrate between freshwater and sea water? How can a periwinkle survive the sea ice? Is mussel culture good for more than Moules marinière ? In this course physiological functions and mechanisms are discussed. Focus will be on the ability of vertebrates and invertebrates to adapt to different external marine environments. Nervous and endocrine control systems will be studied both from a sensing and regulating point. The course aims to apply basic physiological knowledge to potential problems in marine aquaculture. The course applies Problem based learning, centred around a supervised student learning group , but do also contain lectures, seminars and several advanced practicals illustrating modern techniques and problem solving. The last third of the course is dedicated to a longer project work in which the student uses their acquired theoretical and practical knowledge. The students will do oral as well as written presentations of the outcome of their projects.

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Requirements and Selection

Requirements: University studies of a minimum of 75 credits in Biology and Molecular Biology/Cellbiology with at least one in depth course of 15 credits in a relevant area. Applicants must prove their knowledge of English: English 6/English B from Swedish Upper Secondary School or the equivalent level of an internationally recognized test, for example TOEFL, IELTS.

Selection: Selection is based upon the number of credits from previous university studies, maximum 225 credits.

Tuition Fee

Application fee: 900 SEK
Full course cost: 29 750 SEK
First payment: 29 750 SEK

EU/EEA citizens, Swedish residence permit holders and exchange students do not pay fees. More information on:

Study Guidance

Peter Gulz, 031-7862524 eller 031-7862526


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Box 463
40530 Göteborg
Visiting address: Medicinaregatan 18

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Utskriftsdatum: 2020-06-06