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MBI-3016 Human physiology - 10 stp

The course is administrated by

Institutt for medisinsk biologi

Type of course

The course is an elective course for students accepted to the Master´s program in Biomedicine, but is also open for single course students who meet the admission requirements.

Course contents

The physiological regulation of body organ systems to maintain body homeostasis in health and disease. i.e., the nervous system, muscles, the respiratory system, the cardiovascular system, the digestive system, excretory organs, the endocrine system and the reproductive system.

Application deadline

Applicants from Nordic countries:  1. December

Admission requirements

The course is an elective course for students accepted to the Master´s program in Biomedicine.

The course can be taken as a singular course by students with a Bachelor´s degree in Biomedicine or similar (180 ECTS).

Recommended prerequisites: Basic knowledge at University Bachelor level in physiology, biochemistry and cell biology.

Application deadline for nordic applicants is 1st of December. Applicationcode: 9371

Admission requirements: see the admission requirements for the Master program in biomedicine

Objective of the course

After the course, the students should be able to:




General proficiency

Language of instruction


Teaching methods

Seminars where the students and/or teacher present selected topic, which is followed by a discussion and elaboration of physiological issues.


The exam for the course consists two parts.

The written exam and the oral exam each counts 50% of the final grade for the course.  

Alphabetical grades A-F (F-fail)


Coursework requirements:

The following coursework must be completed in order to attend the written and the oral exam:

A re-sit exam/postponed exam will be arranged early in the following semester, for candidates who failed the exam or who, for valid reasons, were unable to attend.

Students who failed the exam must re-sit both the written and the oral examination.