Lab Skills MLS: Human Anatomy & Histology
Full course description
The aim of this skills training is to familiarize students with skills and knowledge concerning human anatomy and histology. The histology part entails a practical introduction to virtual microscopy, followed by microscopic studies of the histology of blood vessels, individual cell types and structures in diverse tissues of the circulatory, urinary, respiratory and digestive tract where the computer serves as microscope. Each “virtual microscopy” session start with a short 10- minute lecture introducing the topic. During the sessions, students use a handbook (Powerpoint file) with tasks and questions. At the end of each session students will have produced their own booklet, complete with annotated histology pictures. If you have a histology book, it is highly advisable to bring it to the course. Students are encouraged to work in groups of two (in the histology section of the course) or more (in the anatomy section of the course) to discuss their findings. The macroscopy part of the course entails an introduction to the autopsy room. Students will perform observatory studies on corpses, models and human plastinates guided by a list of tasks and questions, part of which needs to be studied in advance at home.
Both for the histology sessions and the anatomy sessions, a self-study manual and a manual for the actual practical session are provided. Students are expected to prepare the self-study manuals at home – and questions on those manuals will be asked at the beginning of each session.
- To gain knowledge and experience in microscopic studies of the histology of blood vessels, tissue types and organs.
- To gain knowledge and experience in macroscopic studies on corpses with regard to the anatomy of the thorax and abdomen.
- To gain knowledge and experience in macroscopic studies on human plastinates and models with regard to the anatomy of the kidney, lungs, heart, vessels and the digestive tract.
This course is designed to be taken in combination with SCI2009 Human Physiology. Students who wish to take this course should concurrently enroll in SCI2009 Human Physiology or have taken it or SCI2008 Homeostatic Principles of Human Physiology prior to enrolling in SKI2079.
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- Junqueira, Basic histology, a text and atlas. (13th ed.). Online edition: http://accessmedicine.mhmedical.com/content.aspx?bookid=574§ionid=42524590
- Kierszenbaum, A. (2001). Histology and Cell Biology. (1st ed.). Philadelphia: Mosby. (UM-Library).
- Ross, M.H. & Pawlina, W. (2011) Histology, a text and atlas. (6th ed.). Philadelphia, Wolters Kluwer.
- Netter, F. (2006) Atlas of Human Anatomy. (4th ed.). Philadelphia: Elsevier. (UM-Library).
- Sobotta, J., Putz, R., Pabst, R., Putz, R., Bedoui, S. (2006). Atlas of Human Anatomy. (14th ed.). München: Elsevier. (UM-Library).
- Drake, R.L., Vogl, W., Mitchell, A.W.M., Shaw, A.-M., Gray, H. (2005). Gray’s Anatomy for Students. Philadelphia: Elsevier. (UM-Library).
- Agur, A.M.R., Dailey, A. F. (2013) Grant’s Atlas of Anatomy. (13th ed.) Philadelphia, Wolters Kluwer.A
- Practical instruction manuals and short atlasses (E-reader).