Comparative Animal Physiology

University of the South Pacific

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Comparative Animal Physiology

  • Host University

    University of the South Pacific

  • Location

    Suva, Fiji

  • Area of Study

    Animal Science, Biology, Life Sciences, Physiology

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    BI108 and a 200-level Biology course

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Credits

    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4 - 6
  • Overview

    Physiology is concerned with the functioning of tissues and organs. Physiology reveals how and why the different functions in the animal body are brought about and also how they are integrated to bring about the maximum benefit to the individual. It also elaborates on the various mechanisms in the animal body that come into play to cope with changes in the external and internal environments. The adaptations and variations in the physiological functioning in animals including ruminants, birds and humans are also taught in this course.

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