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.