Course syllabus


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

Valid for: 2014/15
Decided by: Education Board C
Date of Decision: 2014-04-14

General Information

Elective Compulsory for: B3, MBIO1
Elective for: K4, MLIV2
Language of instruction: The course will be given in English


Provide basic knowledge regarding the anatomy and physiology of the human body; emphasizing the gastrointestinal tract and regulation of metabolism.

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 a basic level have the skill to search for and to evaluate information related to human physiology from scientific journals, web-based sources, and public media.


On the basis of knowledge in biochemistry and cell biology, the main contents are anatomy and physiology of the human gastrointestinal tract and metabolic regulation. In addition the course includes basic anatomy and physiology related to endocrinology, neurophysiology, reproduction, respiration, circulation, muscle function and kidney function. The course contains lectures, exercises, laboratory work, and workshops with an oral presentation and written summary. During the course there are possibilities to perform two small tests (duggas).

Examination details

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


Admission requirements:

The number of participants is limited to: No

Reading list

Contact and other information

Course coordinator: Anne Nilsson,
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