Syllabus academic year 2011/2012
(Created 2011-09-01.)
Credits: 7,5. Grading scale: TH. Cycle: G2 (First Cycle). Main field: Technology. Language of instruction: The course might be given in English. Alternative for: MBIO2, MLIV1. Optional for: B4l, B4lm, K4l. Course coordinator: Anne Nilsson, PhD,, Applied Nutrition. Prerequisites: Biochemistry KBK011, Microbiology KMB060 or KBKA05 Technical biology. Assessment: To pass the course laboratory work and presentation of tasks should be completed. The grades are based on a written examination. Home page:

Provide basic knowledge about the anatomy of the body, the functions of different cells and organs, the mechanisms behind these functions and interaction of organ systems, with special emphasize on metabolism and nutrition.

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 anatomy and physiology of the gastrointestinal tract, endocrinology and metabolism. The course also include neurophysiology, respiration and circulation, muscle function and kidney function. The course contains lectures, group exercises, laboratory work and one individual task to present orally and in writing. During the course there are possiblities to perform two small tests (duggas).

Widmaier, EP, Raff, H och Strang, KT Vander's Human Physiology - The mechanisms of body function. McGraw-Hill 2008, Eleventh edition. ISBN: 9780071283663