HISTOLOGY LAB SPRING 2017 WEDNESDAYS 3-6PM
This course will introduce students to the cellular arrangements, morphologies and functions of the four major tissue types, connective, epithelium, nervous and muscle. Emphasis will be placed on the knowledge and skills required to identify and describe various organs at the microscopic level. Students will also acquire a good range of mental images through the repeated use of light microscopy.
The pedagogical goals of Histology are the following:
Tentative Lab Schedule
Introduction, brief history of the study of tissues.
Microscopy (differences between light and electron microscopes, working with resolution) The Cell (ch. 1) & Epithelial tissue (ch. 2).
Continuation of Epithelial tissue & skin (ch 11.). Skinning of organisms, intro to fixation. QUIZ 1
Connective tissue (ch. 3), working with fixatives, intro to processing and cryotomy. QUIZ 2
Blood and Muscle tissue (ch. 3 & 4), intro to staining. QUIZ 3
Nervous tissue (ch. 5), special staining. QUIZ 4
Circulatory system (ch. 8), intro to microtomy. QUIZ 5
Lymphatic system (ch. 9), processing. QUIZ 6
Endocrine system (ch. 10), continuation of processing. QUIZ 7
Digestive system (ch. 12, 13, & 14), using paraffin wax. QUIZ 8
Respiratory system (ch. 15). POSSIBLE TRIP
Urinary, Male and Female Reproductive Systems (ch. 17& 18). POSSIBLE TRIP
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