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MBV4320 – Advanced Physiology and Cell Biology

Schedule, syllabus and examination date

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Course content

he course provides advanced teaching in selected topics in physiology 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

The course provides students with insight into ongoing research in physiology and cell biology.


Students who are admitted to study programmes at UiO must each semester register which courses and exams they wish to sign up for in Studentweb.

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


Recommended previous knowledge

Admission to master program in Molecular bioscience or equivalent background, the courses MBV3050 – Human physiology (continued) and MBV3010 – Advanced cell biology (continued) or corresponding knowledge.


  • 2-6 hours lectures and demonstrations most days of the week for 5 weeks.
  • 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.

Examination support material

No examination support material is allowed.

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:  BIOS5812 – Advanced Physiology and Nevrobiology

Special examination arrangements

Application form, deadline and requirements for special examination arrangements.


The course is obligatory for students in physiology in the masters program “Biochemistry, Molecular Biology and Physiology”

Facts about this course






Spring 2014

The course is offered every second spring term.

The course is partly covered by BIOS5812, please see in the section overlapping courses.


Spring 2014

Teaching language

Norwegian (English on request)