Animal Physiology I

University College Dublin

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Animal Physiology I

  • Host University

    University College Dublin

  • Location

    Dublin, Ireland

  • Area of Study

    Animal Science, Physiology

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    Recommended: Students should have taken a basic course in Biology before attempting this module.

  • 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

    This module is for students interested in the physiology (a study of the integrated structure and function of all parts of the body) of domesticated animals. The module gives students foundation knowledge of cell and tissue types, organization and function. Specific emphasis is placed on the physiology of homeostasis, the nervous system, the digestive system, the urinary system, lactation and the senses. Consideration is given to the overarching relationships between structure and function and the regulating mechanisms that maintain the internal environment of the body (homeostasis).

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.