Biomedical Science

Histology and microscopic anatomy

Integrated course, 3.50 ECTS


Course content

Importance of histological methods of investigation in medical diagnosis, functional morphology of cells, cell differentiation and organisation of tissue, mechanisms of regeneration and repair, mechanisms of cell interaction, morphological structure of organs and organic systems, with special focus on the gastrointestinal tract, including liver and pancreas, urogenital tract, respiratory tract, heart and circulatory system, nervous system, endocrine organs, the skin and its appendages; embryogenesis.

Learning outcomes

The students have basic knowledge of the necessary morphological assessment of human cells, tissues and organs at their disposal. The acquired basic theoretical knowledge enables them to make a structural differentation between human tissue and organs. They are able to produce histological preparations by fixing, embedding and pouring. Different cutting and dyeing techniques as well as the assessment of histological sections on their quality are conveyed.

Recommended or required reading and other learning resources / tools

Hartmann et al: Zytologie, Histologie und mikroskopische Anatomie; Hees/Sinowatz: Histologie;Welsch: Lehrbuch der Histologie; Romeis: Mikroskopische Technik; Bücher, Fachzeitschriften und Internetseiten entsprechend dem aktuellen Wissenstand im Fachgebiet.

Mode of delivery

lecture with practical exercises

Prerequisites and co-requisites

anatomy, physiology, cell biology, hygiene, pathology

Assessment methods and criteria

test at the end of the course