Animal Physiology

Maynooth University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Animal Physiology

  • Host University

    Maynooth University

  • Location

    Dublin, Ireland

  • Area of Study

    Animal Science, Biology, Biomedical Sciences, Wildlife Biology

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    BI101, BI102

    Co-Requisites: BI201

  • Course Level Recommendations


    ISA offers course level recommendations in an effort to facilitate the determination of course levels by credential evaluators.We advice each institution to have their own credentials evaluator make the final decision regrading course levels.

    Hours & Credits

  • ECTS Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    Topics covered include: principles of molecular, cellular and integrative physiology. An introduction to the organization of nervous systems and endocrine systems in vertebrates. Principles of membrane potential, action potential generation and propagation in neurons. Principles of synaptic transmission. Physiology of contraction in striated and smooth muscle. Physiology of circulatory systems, gas-exchange mechanisms, energy metabolism, osmoregulation and excretion. Physiology of sensory systems including the biology of eye design, colour vision, sound and hearing, mechanoreception, olfaction and taste.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.

ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) credits are converted to semester credits/quarter units differently among U.S. universities. Students should confirm the conversion scale used at their home university when determining credit transfer.

Please reference fall and spring course lists as not all courses are taught during both semesters.

Please note that some courses with locals have recommended prerequisite courses. It is the student's responsibility to consult any recommended prerequisites prior to enrolling in their course.


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