BIOL 428: Microscopic Anatomy (Histology)

The major objective of this course is to introduce undergraduate students to the fascinating world of microscopic anatomy. In this course, students learn the histology (microanatomy) of cells, tissues, and major organs that constitute the mammalian organism. The course content is designed to strengthen the basic understanding of how cells, tissues and organs are organized to better understand  how the body function (e.g. in biochemisty/physiology). The course is important for understanding pathophysiological processes and pathology of body tissues and organs. It is useful for understanding  research results of the various projects that include the examination of different cell and tissue types under a variety of experimental conditions.  Also, it is an important course for students interested in medical profession and biomedical/life sciences.  At the completion of this course, you should be able to:

1. Identify major types of cells, cell organelles, and different tissue types.

2. Know microanatomy of major organs of mammalian organism.

3. Understand the ultrastructural features of various cells.

4. Know the major functions of the major cell types, tissues, and organs.

5. Relate to physiological functions and pathological changes in cells, tissues, and organs.