Course syllabus

Human Physiology

EXTF15, 15 credits, G2 (First Cycle)

Valid for: 2013/14
Decided by: Education Board C
Date of Decision: 2013-04-15

General Information

Elective for: N4-nbm
Language of instruction: The course will be given in Swedish


The aim of the course is to provide knowledge for advanced studies, work and research especially within chemical-biological-biochemical areas.

Learning outcomes

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

be able to describe and explain the structure and functions of the human body (especially the importance of homeostasis from the cellular to the organism level of organization, principles for inter- and intracellular signaling, neurophysiology, sensory physiology, muscle physiology, motor control systems, endocrine physiology, cardiovascular physiology, respiratory physiology, renal physiology, digestive physiology, control of metabolism and body temperature, and reproductive physiology)

Competences and skills
For a passing grade the student must


The human body is studied from functional perspectives. General principles for organs’ and tissues’ structures and functions as well as general control mechanisms are covered. For every organ system studied, its structure, function, and control are discussed from an integrated perspective. The teaching connects on to current research within the subject.

Examination details

Grading scale: UV
Assessment: Teaching consists of lectures, group studies and practicals. Group studies form a major part of the course content. Group studies and practicals (except dissections) and the course elements associated with these are compulsory. Examination takes the form of oral or written tests during the course and/or an examination at the end of the course. Students who fail the ordinary tests will have an opportunity to take another test in close proximity to the ordinary test. To be awarded a Pass on the whole course the students shall have passed the tests, have acceptable practical reports and to have participated in all compulsory course elements. The final grade for the course is determined by the aggregated results of the different parts of the examination.


Admission requirements:

The number of participants is limited to: 15
Selection: Credits awarded or credited within the study programme.
The course overlaps following course/s: TEK017

Reading list

Contact and other information

Course coordinator: Ronald Kröger,
Course homepage:
Further information: The course is to be studied together with BIOC01, which is given by the Department of Biology. Does not follow the study period structure.