Data on the course
TMED-909 Human Anatomy and Physiology, 10 cr  
Code TMED-909  Validity 01.01.2017 -
Name Human Anatomy and Physiology  Abbreviation Human Anatomy a 
Scope 10 cr  
TypeIntermediate studies
TypeStudy block/Line   
  GradingGeneral scale 
Unit Master's Programme in Translational Medicine 

Pauli Turunen 

Target group 

Organised by the Master’s Programme in Translational Medicine and open only to TRANSMED students. The module is compulsory.


First study year

Learning outcomes 

Anatomy: Students will be able to describe the topographic anatomy of human organs. They will be able to describe structures in the musculoskeletal system and analyse movements at the synovial joints. Students will be able to describe the components of the central and peripheral nervous systems. They will be able to describe basic structures of the heart, the kidneys, the respiratory system and the digestive system. In addition, they will be able to compare different cell types from histological preparations by virtual and traditional microscopy.

Physiology: Students will be able to describe how neurons generate impulses and the body uses them to communicate and regulate various organ functions. The students will be able to describe how the heart, the kidney, the digestive system, the lungs and the muscles work and how their specific tasks are integrated, as well as how the nervous and endocrine systems regulate these tasks to maintain homeostasis of the body. The students will be able to apply basic physiological knowledge to understand the mechanisms of disease processes and the principles of treating them in later TRANSMED courses.


TMED-902 Human Anatomy and Physiology I (compulsory)

TMED-903 Human Anatomy and Physiology II (compulsory)

Assessment practices and criteria 

Grading scale 1–5 (weighted mean)


Current and future instruction
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Future examinations
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