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Comparative & Integrative Physiology

BIO215

Credits: 15.0
Semester: SEM1
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Tuesday 9 am - 11 am
  • Semester 2: Weeks 16: Wednesday 11 am - 12 pm
    Lab
  • Semester 1: Weeks 12: Thursday 1 pm - 4 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 4: Thursday 2 pm - 5 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 4, 12: Wednesday 2 pm - 5 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 4, 12: Friday 2 pm - 5 pm
    IT Class
  • Semester 1: Weeks 5: Wednesday 2 pm - 4 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 5: Thursday 1 pm - 3 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 5: Thursday 3 pm - 6 pm

Contact: Prof Maurice Elphick
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: "BIO111,SBC124"

The following themes will be covered in this module:1). Comparative anatomy and evolution of nervous systems. 2). Molecular & cellular mechanisms of neuronal signalling. 3). Invertebrates as model systems for understanding mechanisms of neural control of behaviour. 4). An introduction to comparative endocrinology, including the evolution and functions of neuropeptides as regulators of physiological and behavioural processes. 5). Comparative physiology of muscle and connective tissue. 6). Comparative physiology of gas exchange. 7). Comparative physiology of circulatory systems 8). Comparative physiology of osmoregulation 9). Comparative physiology of excretion.

Connected course(s): UDF DATA
Assessment: 75.0% Examination, 25.0% Coursework
Level: 5

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