BI2024 - Human Anatomy and Physiology


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Written examination and Work
Grade: Letters

Evaluation form Weighting Duration Examination aids Grade deviation
work 10/100
work 40/100
Home examination 50/100 4 hours
Written examination 50/100 4 hours E

Course content

This course will give an introduction to human anatomy and physiology by focusing on organ structure, function(s) and regulatory principles. The main subjects will cover: respiration, circulation, metabolism, endocrinology, neurology, senses, digestion, immunity, regulation of extracellular fluid and urine formation. The links between each of these systems will be discussed and how each of these systems respond to challenges such as disease and stress.

Learning outcome

On completion of the course the students should have good knowledge of general principles within human anatomy, physiology and regulatory mechanisms and apply this knowledge in a broader context to their own speciality.
To understand how the human body functions and how this information can be applied to specific careers, the student should obtain knowledge about:
• Human organ anatomy, physiology and regulatory mechanisms.
• How humans can cope with challenges such as disease and stress.
• Equipment and methods for studying human anatomy and physiology.
The student should apply, interpret and communicate this knowledge using their own ideas, which should result in the following skills:
• Operate relevant equipment and conduct experiments demonstrating human anatomy and physiology.
• Search for and effectively study the relevant literature.
• Analyse and interpret data to write a scientific report.
• Present and discuss orally and in writing anatomical and physiological data.
• Communicate information on human anatomy and physiology.

Learning methods and activities

Lectures: 52 hours.
Laboratory course: 10 hours, mandatory.
Exam arrangement: Written exam (50%), laboratory reports (40%) and mini-quizzes (10%).

Compulsory assignments

  • Miniquizes
  • Lab course

Further on evaluation

All assessment components included in the course must be passed. In the case of 'fail' or 'retake' , the final written examination needs to be taken again. Appeals for reassessment apply to the final written examination only. The individual components will not be graded and assessment consists of an overall final grade. The written exam can be changed to an oral exam in the semester when the course is not taught.
Please refer to these supplementary regulations UTF §5-6 at NTNU for information on re-sit examinations (oral and written) in science courses.
1. Final examination in each semester -for courses with prefix BI, IT and KJ a final examination is held during the examination period every semester.
2. New assessment incase of “fail” - please refer to the course description for details on which components of the course need to be retaken in case of re-assessment.

Specific conditions

Exam registration requires that class registration is approved in the same semester. Compulsory activities from previous semester may be approved by the department.

Course materials

- Course textbook: Marieb & Hoehn: Human Anatomy and Physiology (11ed). Pearson.
- Lecture handouts.
- Lab manual.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
BI2020 7.5 01.09.2015
HBIOT1011 5.0 01.09.2020
More on the course



Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Intermediate course, level II


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2021

No.of lecture hours: 4
Lab hours: 2

Language of instruction: English, Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Biology
Contact information


Examination arrangement: Written examination and Work

Term Status code Evaluation form Weighting Examination aids Date Time Digital exam Room *
Autumn ORD work 10/100
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD work 10/100
Room Building Number of candidates
Autumn ORD work 40/100
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD work 40/100
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Written examination 50/100 E INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
Autumn ORD Home examination 50/100

Release 2020-12-02

Submission 2020-12-02

Release 15:00

Submission 19:00

Room Building Number of candidates
  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date. If more than one room is listed, you will find your room at Studentweb.

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