BIOS5812 – Advanced Physiology and Nevrobiology

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Course content

The course provides advanced teaching in selected topics in physiology, neurobiology  and cell biology and will provide insight into the research activities that take place in the Oslo area. The written study material will mainly be original research publications and overview articles. Content may vary from year to year.


Learning outcome

You will meet scientists and research groups in the Oslo area and learn about their research through lectures and demonstrations such as

  • Comparative physiology, circulatory physiology, pain research and muscle physiology.
  • Cognitive neurobiology, cellular neurobiology, learning and memory.

  • You will deepen your knowledge in selected areas though reading, summarising and presenting published research papers handed out during the course.



Students admitted at UiO must apply for courses in Studentweb. Students enrolled in other Master's Degree Programmes can, on application, be admitted to the course if this is cleared by their own study programme.

Nordic citizens and applicants residing in the Nordic countries may apply to take this course as a single course student.

If you are not already enrolled as a student at UiO, please see our information about admission requirements and procedures for international applicants.


Recommended previous knowledge


  • 2-3 days lectures and demonstrations each week.
  • Self-study of distributed research articles especially towards the end of the teaching period.

  It is expected participation in all teaching

The course is taught if more than 10 students register.


Final three hour exam.

Examination support material

No examination support material is allowed.

Language of examination

You may write your examination paper in Norwegian, Swedish, Danish or English.

Grading scale

Grades are awarded on a scale from A to F, where A is the best grade and F is a fail. Read more about the grading system.

Explanations and appeals

Resit an examination

This course offers both postponed and resit of examination. Read more:

Withdrawal from an examination

It is possible to take the exam up to 3 times. If you withdraw from the exam after the deadline or during the exam, this will be counted as an examination attempt.

It will also be counted as one of the three attempts to sit the exam for this course, if you sit the exam for one of the following courses:  MBV4320 – Advanced Physiology and Cell Biology (discontinued)MBV9320 – Advanced Physiology and Cell Biology (discontinued) and BIOS9812 – Advanced Physiology and Nevrobiology.

Special examination arrangements

Application form, deadline and requirements for special examination arrangements.


The course is subject to continuous evaluation. At regular intervals we also ask students to participate in a more comprehensive evaluation.

Facts about this course






Every spring

The courses is offered from spring term 2019


Every spring

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