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MBV9320 – 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.


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

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.

Overlapping courses

You will find information about teaching hours, exam and other activities at the semester web pages for MBV4320.



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

Examination support material

No examination support material is allowed.

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: BIOS9812 – Advanced Physiology and Nevrobiology

Special examination arrangements

Application form, deadline and requirements for special examination arrangements.

Facts about this course






Spring 2014

The course is offered every second spring term.

The course is partly covered by BIOS9812, please see the section overlapping courses.


Spring 2014

Teaching language

Norwegian (English on request)