Course syllabus


KNL026, 7,5 credits, G2 (First Cycle)

Valid for: 2012/13
Decided by: Education Board 2
Date of Decision: 2012-04-04

General Information

Elective Compulsory for: MBIO2
Elective for: B4-l, B4-lm, K4-l, MLIV1
Language of instruction: The course might be given in English


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.

Learning outcomes

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

Competences and skills
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).

Examination details

Grading scale: TH
Assessment: To pass the course laboratory work and presentation of tasks should be completed. The grades are based on a written examination.


Admission requirements:

The number of participants is limited to: No

Reading list

Contact and other information

Course coordinator: Anne Nilsson,
Course administrator: Ingrid Ristilammi,
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