BI2024 - Human Anatomy and Physiology


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: School exam
Grade: Letter grades

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
School exam 100/100 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.

Compulsory assignments

  • Miniquizes
  • Lab course

Further on evaluation

The final assessment of the course is a written exam (100%). All mandatory activities must be passed to be able to take the exam.

In case of fail or if you want to improve your grade the written exam can be retaken in both semesters, even the one without teaching. The written exam can be changed to an oral exam in the semester when the course is not taught.

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 AUTUMN 2015
HBIOT1011 5.0 AUTUMN 2020
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Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Intermediate course, level II


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2024

Language of instruction: English, Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Biology


Examination arrangement: School exam

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD School exam 100/100 E 2023-11-24 09:00 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
SL311 orange sone Sluppenvegen 14 1
Spring ORD School exam 100/100 E 2024-05-23 15:00 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
SL110 hvit sone Sluppenvegen 14 60
  • * 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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