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Undergraduate course

Human Anatomy

Teaching semester


Objectives and Content

The aim of the tuition (in the course) is that the students obtain knowledge about how different cell types are organized to form tissues, and further how different tissues build up organs, organ systems and parts of the body.

Learning Outcomes

It is expected after completion of the course that the student can:


  • know central gross anatomical and histological terminology (also in Latin)
  • descibe cellular and histological structure of tissues
  • describe gross anatomical structure of organs and organ systems
  • know topographic anatomy of the body parts in the syllabus
  • utlize the knowledge of building and organization of the cells, tissues, organs and organ systems as a basis for understanding normal function and deviation of the normal, i.e development of diseases in human being

Skills and competences:

  • use the light microscope independently to investigate and identify cells and histological structures in tissue sections
  • identify gross anatomical structures in anatomical models and in fixed human specimens

Access to the Course

Bachelor programme in human nutrition

Teaching Methods and Extent of Organized Teaching

Lectures, histology course, demonstrations, and teacher-led exam study groups (approx. 50 hours in total).

Compulsory Assignments and Attendance

Demonstrations and histology course.

Forms of Assessment

2 hour written exam

Grading Scale


Subject Overlap


Course Evaluation

Written evaluation using electronic/digital evaluation tool.


Contact Information

Department of Biomedicine

Course coordinator:
Päivi Kettunen, http://www.uib.no/persons/Paivi.Kettunen

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. Autumn 2020 written exams will be arranged either at home or on campus. Please see course information on MittUiB.

  • Type of assessment: Written examination

    08.12.2020, 15:00
    2 hours
    Withdrawal deadline
    Examination system
    Digital exam