BI3020 - Advanced Physiology


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Oral examination
Grade: Letter grades

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Oral examination 100/100 D

Course content

MANDATORY BEFORE APPLYING FOR THIS COURSE: Before applying for this course you must contact one of the listed professors to determine if they are running the course in the chosen semester and to arrange the course content and schedule.

The course is a self-study program where the topic will depend on the professor. Once the student and professor have agreed upon a topic, the professor will create a seminar schedule and assign the reading material for the semester.

Learning outcome

At the end of the course the students should have achieved detailed knowledge about recent research development within the chosen subject. The learning goals regarding knowledge, skills and general competence are as follows:

With the assigned reading material the student should obtain knowledge about:

  • Recent research development within a specific field of physiology.
  • Physiological mechanisms within a specific field at an advanced level.

The student should have the skill set to be able to:

  • Acquire information about physiology at an advanced level.
  • Present physiology at an advanced level.
  • Formulate and discuss advanced physiological problems based on acquired knowledge.

The student should have general competence in:

  • Communicating and presenting original research within a specific area of physiology.
  • Applying acquired knowledge in new areas of physiology.

Learning methods and activities

There will be an oral examination at the end of the semester. The content of the course has to be approved by the department.

It is compulsory to attend all seminars.

Compulsory assignments

  • Compulsory attendance in seminars

Further on evaluation

Final examination in each semester. In case of fail or if the student wishes to improve the grade it is possible to sign up for another final examination both semesters.

Required previous knowledge

Master student in Biology or admitted to NTNU (approval required by the department)

Course materials

New literature within the selected topic

More on the course



Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Second degree level


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2024

Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2025

Language of instruction: English

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Zoophysiology
  • Biology
  • Zoology
Contact information
Course coordinator: Lecturer(s):

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Biology


Examination arrangement: Oral examination

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD Oral examination 100/100 D
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Oral examination 100/100 D
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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