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751651S Advanced identification in animals, 4-8 ECTS cr 
Code 751651S  Validity 01.01.1950 -
Name Advanced identification in animals  Abbreviation Advanced identi 
Scope4-8 ECTS cr   
TypeAdvanced Studies Discipline3272 Ecology 
  Grading1 - 5, pass, fail 
Unit Field of Biology 

Marko Mutanen 

The course's general learning material:
Author Title Year Compulsory Availability
     Suomen luonto  Linnut   1998  - Availability
     Suomen luonto  Nisäkkäät   1997  - Availability
     Suomen luonto  Kalat, sammakkoeläimet ja matelijat   1998  - Availability
     Koli, Lauri   Suomen kalat   1990  - Availability
     Siivonen, Lauri   Pohjolan nisäkkäät   1994  - Availability
     Koivisto, Ilkka  Suomen eläimet   1984  - Availability
     Hildén, Olavi  Suomen eläimet   1984  - Availability
     Koli, Lauri  Suomen eläimet   1984  - Availability

ECTS Credits 

4-8 ECTS credits / 107-213 hours of work.

Language of instruction 

Finnish / English.


M.Sc. 1 st  autumn.

Learning outcomes 

The student learns identifying a particular group of animals to the species level and also gains a good overview of their biology, distribution and status of endangerment.


The course includes independent learning of Finnish species of a selected animal group (e.g. fishes; birds; mammals; a group of invertebrates) as well as learning of their biology, distribution and the red book status. Museum collections, literature and web pages are used. The number of credits depend on the extent of the species group or groups.

Student can get 5 cr from passed ornithological station bird ringing exam.



Mode of delivery 

Face-to-face teaching.

Learning activities and teaching methods 

Independent study, oral final exam.

Target group 


Prerequisites and co-requisites 


Recommended optional programme components 


Recommended or required reading 

To be discussed with the teacher.

Assessment methods and criteria 

Oral exam with sample identifications or ornithological station bird ringing exam.

Read more about assessment criteria at the University of Oulu webpage.


Numerical grading scale 0 – 5, where 0 = fail.

Person responsible 

Doc. Marko Mutanen.

Working life cooperation 


Other information 



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