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Undergraduate course

Human Anatomy

  • ECTS credits5
  • Teaching semesterAutumn
  • Course codeNUTRANA
  • Number of semesters1
  • LanguageNorwegian
  • Resources

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Teaching semester


Objectives and Content

The aims of the teaching in this course are that the students shall achieve knowledge about how different cell types are organised and histologically build up tissue and organs, and further know the anatomical buildup of organs, organ systems and body parts.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of this course, the students have the following learning outcomes defined in knowledge, skills and general competence:

Knowledge: The students..

  • Have knowledge about central macroanatomical and histological terminology (also the latin terminology)
  • Have knowledge about cellular and histological structures of tissue
  • Know about topographical anatomy of body parts in the syllabus
  • Understand normal function and development of disease in man, based on knowledge about buildup and organisation of cells, tissue, organs and organ systems.

Skills: The students..

  • Are able to use light microscopy independently to research and identify cells and histological structures in tissue sections
  • Are able to identify macroanatomical structures in anatomical models and in fixated, human organs
  • Are able to use textbooks and scientific literature to study buildup of cells, tissue, organs and organ systems

General competence: The students..

  • Have insight into relevant, ethical issues regarding use of fixated organs in teaching
  • Are able to convey central subject matters within anatomy and histology, both in writing and orally
  • Are able to exchange views and experiences with others having background within anatomy and histology, and by this can contribute to development of good practice

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

Examination Support Material

Simple, bilingual dictionary, that must be reviewable, meaning that one of the languages must be English, or a Scandinavian language.

Grading Scale


Subject Overlap


Course Evaluation

Written evaluation using electronic/digital evaluation tool.


Department of Biomedicine

Course coordinator:
Frits Thorsen, https://www.uib.no/persons/Frits.Thorsen

Exam information