Human Anatomy

Undergraduate course

Course description

Objectives and Content

The aims of the teaching in this course are that the students shall achieve knowledge about how different cell types are organised and histologically build up tissue and organs, and further know the anatomical buildup of organs, organ systems and body parts.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of this course, the students have the following learning outcomes defined in knowledge, skills and general competence:

Knowledge: The students..

  • Have knowledge about central macroanatomical and histological terminology (also the latin terminology)
  • Have knowledge about cellular and histological structures of tissue
  • Know about topographical anatomy of body parts in the syllabus
  • Understand normal function and development of disease in man, based on knowledge about buildup and organisation of cells, tissue, organs and organ systems.

Skills: The students..

  • Are able to use light microscopy independently to research and identify cells and histological structures in tissue sections
  • Are able to identify macroanatomical structures in anatomical models and in fixated, human organs
  • Are able to use textbooks and scientific literature to study buildup of cells, tissue, organs and organ systems

General competence: The students..

  • Have insight into relevant, ethical issues regarding use of fixated organs in teaching
  • Are able to convey central subject matters within anatomy and histology, both in writing and orally
  • Are able to exchange views and experiences with others having background within anatomy and histology, and by this can contribute to development of good practice

Semester of Instruction

Credit Reduction due to Course Overlap
Access to the Course
Bachelor programme in nutrition
Teaching and learning methods
Lectures, histology course, demonstrations, and teacher-led exam study groups (approx. 50 hours in total).
Compulsory Assignments and Attendance
Demonstrations and histology course.
Forms of Assessment
2 hour written exam
Grading Scale
Course Evaluation
Written evaluation using electronic/digital evaluation tool.
Examination Support Material

Simple, bilingual dictionary, that must be reviewable, meaning that one of the languages must be English, or a Scandinavian language.