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 2024-2025


Course code




Credits (ECTS)


Semester tution start


Number of semesters


Exam semester


Language of instruction



Anatomical terminology. The importance of a stable homeostatic environment. Cells, structure and function. Histology. The integumentary system. The nervous system. The special senses. Body temperature regulation, 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

The exam is digital.

Course teacher(s)

Course coordinator:

Kleng Brekkå

Head of Department:

Ingunn Westvik Jolma

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 Environmental Engineering - Bachelor in Engineering
Admission to Single Courses at the Faculty of Science and Technology
Environmental Engineering - Master of Science Degree Programme

Course assessment

There must be an early dialogue between the course supervisor, the student union representative and the students. The purpose is feedback from the students for changes and adjustments in the course for the current semester.In addition, a digital subject evaluation must be carried out at least every three years. Its purpose is to gather the students experiences with the course.


Search for literature in Leganto