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Undergraduate course

Human Physiology

Teaching semester


Objectives and Content

The aim of the course is that the student should be competent to define the fundamental physiological terms and be able to explain coordinated body functions. The student should also be able to explain how equilibrium in the body is maintained given a perturbation in a physiological system.

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.
  • Understand the physiological background for clinical problems.
  • Understand and be able to use simple instruments to measure physiological parameters.

Access to the Course

Bachelor programme in human nutrition

Teaching Methods and Extent of Organized Teaching

Lectures (approx. 80 hours), laboratory courses in selected topics.

Compulsory Assignments and Attendance

Laboratory course with approved journals.

Forms of Assessment

4 hour written exam

Grading Scale


Subject Overlap


Course Evaluation

Written evaluation using electronic/digital evaluation tool.


Contact Information

Department of Biomedicine

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

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

    30.11.2020, 09:00
    4 hours
    Withdrawal deadline
    Examination system
    Digital exam