Animal Physiology
Course code
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Course title in Estonian
Course title in English
Animal Physiology
ECTS credits
Assessment form
lecturer of 2023/2024 Spring semester
Arno Põllumäe (language of instruction:Estonian)
lecturer of 2024/2025 Autumn semester
Not opened for teaching. Click the study programme link below to see the nominal division schedule.
Course aims
To give an overview of physiological processes in animals, their diversity in animal kingdom and connections to ecophysiology.
Brief description of the course
Topics in lectures: animal nervous system and sensory organ adaptations; animal movement and its diversity; gas exchange in organisms; animal energetics, enery balance, feeding; thermoregulation and its adapations; water and salt regulation in animal organisms, animal endocrinal system; animal immune system
Learning outcomes in the course
Upon completing the course the student:
- is able to describe basic processes in animal physiology and bring examples on adaptations in connection with changes in animal physiology;
- orientates in the diversity of physiological processes in animal kingdom;
- is able to compare similar physiological processes in different animal groups and compare different ecophysiological adaptations with eachother;
- is able to compile a paper and find as well as orientate in scientific literature.
lekt Arno Põllumäe PhD
Prerequisite course 1
Prerequisite course 2