BIOS5812 – Advanced Physiology and Nevrobiology

Schedule, syllabus and examination date

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Changes in the course due to coronavirus

Autumn 2020 the exams of most courses at the MN Faculty will be conducted as digital home exams or oral exams, using the normal grading scale. The semester page for your course will be updated with any changes in the form of examination.

See general guidelines for examination at the MN Faculty autumn 2020.

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.


Admission to 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.

BIOS3800 – Human Physiology/MBV3050 – Human physiology (continued)

Overlapping courses


  • 2-3 days lectures and demonstrations each week.
  • Self-study of distributed research articles especially towards the end of the teaching period. As part of the teaching, all PhD candidates will hold an individual presentation of a scientific article for the other participants on the course.

Participation in the teaching is compulsory. There is a requirement of 80% attendance .

The course is taught if more than 10 students register.


Final three hour exam.

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: BIOS9812 – Advanced Physiology and Nevrobiology, MBV4320 – Advanced Physiology and Cell Biology (discontinued), MBV9320 – Advanced Physiology and Cell Biology (discontinued).

Examination support material

No examination supprt material is allowed

Language of examination

The examination text is given in English.You may submit your response 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.

Resit an examination

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

Special examination arrangements, use of sources, explanations and appeals

See more about examinations at UiO

Last updated from FS (Common Student System) Nov. 28, 2020 3:14:30 PM

Facts about this course

Teaching language
Norwegian (English on request)