Information on individual educational components (ECTS-Course descriptions) per semester

Degree programme: Bachelor Health Care and Nursing
Type of degree: FH Bachelor´s Degree Programme
Winter Semester 2022

Course unit title Anatomy, Physiology, Biochemistry and Biophysics
Course unit code 081611010601
Language of instruction German
Type of course unit (compulsory, optional) Compulsory
Semester when the course unit is delivered Winter Semester 2022
Teaching hours per week 2
Year of study 2022
Number of ECTS credits allocated First Cycle (Bachelor)
Number of ECTS credits allocated 2
Name of lecturer(s) Christine POMIKAL

Prerequisites and co-requisites


Course content

Relevant principles of biophysics, biochemistry, biology, anatomy and physiology

  • construction and functions of cells, tissues und organs, 
  • musculoskeletal system
  • cardiovascular system 
  • central and peripheral nervous system
  • respiratory tract
  • kidney and urinary tract
  • lymphatic organs
  • digestive tract
  • regenerative organs
  • dermis
  • sensory organs
  • endocrine organs

relevant notions in German, Latin and English

Learning outcomes


  • will be able to use their knowledge from the fields of biology, anatomy, physiology, biochemistry and biology in particular for healthcare and nursing care
  • will be able to use the knowledge on physiological processes that they have obtained as a basis for an understanding of disease, the causes of disease and the maintenance of health
  • will know relevant terms in German, Latin and English

Planned learning activities and teaching methods


Assessment methods and criteria

Written examination



Recommended or required reading
  • Lucius, Runhild; Johann S. Schwegler (2016): Der Mensch - Anatomie und Physiologie. 6. Auflage. Stuttgart: Thieme.
  • Menche, Nicole (2016): Biologie, Anatomie, Physiologie. 8. Auflage. München: Urban & Fischer in Elsevier.
  • Roth, Jalob (2008): Strahlenschutz in der Medizin. 1. Auflage. Bern: Huber.  
  • Schwegler, Johann S. (2016): Der Mensch - Anatomie und Physiologie. 6. Auflage. Stuttgart: Thieme.

Mode of delivery (face-to-face, distance learning)

Face-to-face course