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Sensory Biology

The course focuses on sensory systems and sensory organs in different animal groups.

A green shimmering bee flies towards a leaf
Photo: Emily Baird

The course will cover a range of topics, from the physical properties of different sensory stimuli to how animals use their senses to guide their movement, communication and navigation. There will be a strong emphasis on comparisons between different animal groups, as well as on the evolution and development of sensory organs. The course involves lectures, laboratory work, seminars and project work.

  • Course structure

    Teaching format

    The education consists of lectures, seminars, lab exercises and project work. Participation in seminars, lab exercises, project work and group education associated with this is compulsory.

    Learning outcomes

    A list of the learning outcomes can be found in the syllabus. Please find the link to the syllabus on the right side of this page.


    Measurement of knowledge takes place through written examination as well as written  and oral presentations.


    Mikael Carlsson


    Emily Baird


  • Schedule

    The schedule will be available no later than one month before the start of the course. We do not recommend print-outs as changes can occur. At the start of the course, your department will advise where you can find your schedule during the course.
  • Course literature

    Note that the course literature can be changed up to two months before the start of the course.

    No mandatory course book.

  • Course reports

  • Contact

    Student office
    Study counsellor at bachelor's level