Undergraduate course

Human Physiology

Objectives and Content

The aim of the course is for the student to obtain knowledge of the functioning of the human body under normal conditions and to be able to explain how the equilibrium and regulatory mechanisms works. Good knowledge of physiology is an important fundament for pathological and clinical knowledge, and also for clinical reasoning.

Learning Outcomes

After completion of the course the student should be able to:

  • Define the fundamental physiological terms.
  • Explain the mechanisms for regulation of the different body functions.
  • Explain how regulatory mechanisms can recover equilibrium and function when the equilibrium/function is disturbed in a physiological system.
  • To understand the physiological background for clinical problems.

Access to the Course

Master programme in Pharmacy

Teaching Methods and Extent of Organized Teaching

Lectures (approx. 80 hours).

Forms of Assessment

3 hour written exam.

Grading Scale


Subject Overlap


Course Evaluation

Written evaluation on My UiB/Mitt UiB.


Contact Information

Department of Biomedicine


Course coordinator:

Marion Kusche Gullberg, http://uib.no/persons/Marion.Kusche-Gullberg

Exam information

  • For written exams, please note that the start time may change from 09:00 to 15:00 or vice versa until 14 days prior to the exam. The exam location will be published 14 days prior to the exam. Candidates must check their room allocation on Studentweb 3 days prior to the exam.

  • Type of assessment: Written test (New exam)

    06.03.2020, 09:00
    3 hours
    Withdrawal deadline
    Examination system
    Digital exam