FYB1200 Anatomy and Physiology - II Course description

Course name in Norwegian
Anatomi og fysiologi - II
Study programme
Bachelorstudium i fysioterapi
Year of study
Programme description
Course history


Physiotherapists must be able to assess physical capacity, and to plan, implement and evaluate measures that are intended to promote physical condition and functioning. These tasks require knowledge about the body’s normal physiological processes at rest and work, and knowledge about the body’s ability to adapt, i.e. how the body’s physiology and structure adapt to various external stimuli and different types of strain and loads. The course emphasises the relationship between structure and function in the cardiovascular system, respiratory system and endocrine system, as well as the interaction between organ systems and the body’s ability to adapt.

Required preliminary courses

The student must have been admitted to the study programme.

Learning outcomes

After completing the course, the student should have the following learning outcomes defined in terms of knowledge, skills and general competence:


The student can

  • describe anatomical structures related to the cardiovascular system and respiratory system
  • describe the relationship between structure and function in the cardiovascular system, respiratory system, and explain the interaction between these systems
  • describe the mechanisms and functions of the digestive system and the endocrine system
  • describe homeostatic mechanisms and other controlling mechanisms wich are sentral in regulating bodily processes and how different bodily systems cooperate to regulate bodily functions
  • explain healing mechanisms after tissue damage
  • explain the mechanisms of the body’s temperature regulation
  • explain energy metabolism and basic nutritional physiology
  • explain important testing principles in exercise physiology
  • describe anatomical and physiological changes across the lifespan


The student can

  • explain how nutrition and physical activity affect physiological energy metabolism
  • explain physiological processes at rest and during physical activity, as well as the body’s ability to adapt to different types of strains and loads

Teaching and learning methods

The work and teaching methods include self-study, group work, seminars, lectures and practical skills training.

Course requirements



Supervised individual written exam, combination of multiple choice and free text assignments, 4 hours

Permitted exam materials and equipment

No aids are permitted.

Grading scale

Grade scale A-F


An external examiner contributes to the preparation of the exam questions.

Free text assignment: At least 15% of the exam papers will be assessed by one external and one internal examiner. The remaining papers will be assessed by internal examiners. Multiple choice test: quality assured by an internal examiner and automatically assessed.

Course contact person

Associate Professor David Jahanlu

Overlapping courses

1 credit overlaps with FYSIO1100 and MENDI1100 and 9 credits overlap with FYSIO1200 and MENDI1200.