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Anatomy and Physiology BIO110

An introduction to human anatomy and physiology. Anatomical terminology and the importance of a stable homeostatic environment. 

Course description for study year 2022-2023

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Anatomical terminology. The importance of a stable homeostatic environment. Cells, structure and function. Histology. The integumentary system. The nervous system. The special senses. The endocrine system. The skeletal and muscular systems. The cardiovascular system. The respiratory system. The urinary system. The male and female reproductive systems. Heredity.
Learning outcome
After having completed the course the student should have an important basic knowledge regarding human anatomy and physiology, and how this knowledge can be useful when one is considering biomedical issues. Knowledge regarding the organ’s and body’s anatomical structures and their fysiological and biochemical prosesses, so the body can function as one unit.
  • understanding the anatomical terminology
  • understanding the structure and function of cells and tissues
  • state the principles of homeostasis within and between tissues, organs and bodyfunctions
  • understand the composition and functions of blood.
  • know the structure and function of the heart, cardiovascular and respiratory system.
  • know the principles of acid-base balance, immune system and temperature-regulation of the human body.
  • have an understanding of the human nervous system and special senses
  • understand the priciples concerning endocrinology
  • understand the principles concerning digestion, nutrition and the urinary system
  • know the structure and function of bones, joints, skeletal and musculary system
  • Male and female reproductive anatomy and physiology, human development and heredity
Required prerequisite knowledge
Form of assessment Weight Duration Marks Aid
Written exam 1/1 4 Hours Letter grades None permitted

Course teacher(s)
Course coordinator: Kleng Brekkå
Head of Department: Ingunn Westvik Jolma
Course teacher: Kleng Brekkå
Study Program Director: Cathrine Lillo
Method of work
Four hours lectures weekly. Language of tuition is Norwegian.
Overlapping courses
Course Reduction (SP)
Anatomy and physiology, Biotechnology (BBI110_1) 5
Anathomy and physiology, extended version (BIE300_1) 10
Anathomy and physiology (BIE130_1) 5
Anathomy and physiology, extended version (BIE140_1) 10
Anatomy and physiology, extended version (TE0077_A) 10
Anatomy and physiology, extended version (TE0077_1) 10
Anatomy and physiology (TE0006_2) 6
Anatomy and physiology (TE0006_A) 6
Anatomy and physiology (TE0006_1) 3
Anathomy and Physiology (ELE110_1) 10
Open for
Biological Chemistry - Biotechnology, Bachelor's Degree Programme Chemistry and Environmental Engineering, Bachelor in Engineering Admission to Single Courses at the Faculty of Science and Technology Environmental Engineering, Master of Science Degree Programme Offshore Technology - Master's Degree Programme
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