The Course

Animal physiology is the study of how animals’ bodies function in their environment. An understanding of the physiological problems animals face and how they solve those problems can be achieved only in an evolutionary context. Knowledge of certain aspects of the natural history, morphology, behavior, and environment of an animal is necessary to fully appreciate the importance of its physiological mechanisms.

The study of animal physiology includes topics such as: gas exchange,
feeding and digestion, circulation, metabolic rate, water and solute regulation,
temperature regulation,excretion of wastes,  movement and the homeostatic  phenomenon in animal bodies  in relation with coordination organ, cell tissues functions  . The comparative approach can help us to develop a general evolutionary framework in which to address physiological problems. By comparing how different animals solve related problems in various environments, we can begin to gain insight into physiological principles that apply across levels of organisms and environments. 

Course details

Faculty: Faculty of Science and Health (FSCH)
School: School of Science
Department: Department of Biology
Course title: Animal Physiology
Course code: ANP6119
Language: English
Location: FSCH
Period: Academic year 2017-2018
Lecturer:Dr. Ismail Salih Ibrahim
Support: Office Hours by appointment
 Peer Reviewer  Proff/ Ismail Mustafa Mallud 
 Last Peer Reviwer 
Dr Fakher Koxa Najem