BIOS9812 – 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 through reading, summarizing and presenting published research papers handed out during the course.


PhD candidates from the University of Oslo should apply for classes and register for examinations through Studentweb.

If a course has limited intake capacity, priority will be given to PhD candidates who follow an individual education plan where this particular course is included. Some national researchers’ schools may have specific rules for ranking applicants for courses with limited intake capacity.

PhD candidates who have been admitted to another higher education institution must apply for a position as a visiting student within a given deadline.


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 one week after the end of the course.

You must give a presentation over a given subject to be approved to qualify for the exam.

Language of examination

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

Grading scale

Grades are awarded on a pass/fail scale. 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:  MBV9320 – Advanced Physiology and Cell BiologyMBV4320 – Advanced Physiology and Cell Biology (discontinued) and BIOS5812 – 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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