Course Syllabus for


KNL026F, 7.5 credits

Valid from: Autumn 2013
Decided by: FN2/Eva Nordberg Karlsson
Date of establishment: 2014-03-10

General Information

Division: Applied nutrition
Course type: Course given jointly for second and third cycle
The course is also given at second-cycle level with course code: KNL026
Teaching language: 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.


Knowledge and Understanding

For a passing grade the doctoral student must

Competences and Skills

For a passing grade the doctoral student must

Judgement and Approach

For a passing grade the doctoral student must

Course Contents

On the basis of knowledge in biochemistry and cell biology, the main contents are anatomy and physiology, endocrinology and metabolism of the gastrointestinal tract. The course also includes 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).

Course Literature

Widmaier, EP, Raff & Strang, K.: Human Physiology - The Mechanisms of Body Function. McGraw-Hill, 2008. ISBN 9780071283663.

Instruction Details

Types of instruction: Lectures, seminars, laboratory exercises, exercises

Examination Details

Examination format: Written exam
Grading scale: Failed, pass

Admission Details

Assumed prior knowledge: Biochemistry KBK011, Microbiology KMB060 or KBKA05 Technical biology.

Course Occasion Information

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