Syllabus academic year 2008/2009
(Created 2008-07-17.)

Higher education credits: 7,5. Grading scale: TH. Level: G2 (First level). Language of instruction: The course might be given in English. Alternative for: B3, MBIO1, MLIV1. Course coordinator: Elin Östman, PhD,, Industriell näringslära. Prerequisites: Biochemistry KBK011, Microbiology KMB060. Assessment: Completed laboratory work and presentation of tasks, graded notes are based on a written examination. Home page:

Provide basic knowledge about the anatomy of the body, the functions of the different cells and organs, the mechanisms behind these functions and interaction of organ systems, with special emphasize on metabolism and nutrition. The course provides a knowledge basis for further studies within the fields of food-, drug- and environmental sciences.

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

Skills and abilities
For a passing grade the student must

Judgement and approach
For a passing grade the student must

On the basis of knowledge in biochemistry and cell biology the main contents are biological control systems, neurophysiology, physiology of the gastrointestinal tract, respiration and circulation, muscle function, kidney function, fluid- and electrolyte balance, endocrinology, metabolism, basic nutrition and the defence mechanisms of the body. The course contains lectures, group exercises, laboratory work and one individual task to present orally and in writing.

Widmaier, EP, Raff, H och Strang, KT Vander's Human Physiology - The mechanisms of body function. McGraw-Hill 2006, Tenth edition. ISBN: 9780071116787