Summer Histology - Middletown

A summer histology seminar with Drs. Alex Braun and Fernando P. Bruno. This is a NON-CREDIT course.

Course Description

Histology is the study of the microscopic anatomy of cells, tissues and organs. In this four week course the student will understand the microanatomy of the fundamental tissues of the human body and correlate structure with function. The student's mastery of the course material is essential for future basic science training. The course is equivalent to the introductory course taken by first year medical students across the United States and also provides excellent initial preparation for mastering shelf examinations in cell biology and histology examinations.

The first half of the course covers the microanatomy of the cell including membranes, cytoplasmic organelles, intracellular trafficking, the nucleus, the genome, cell division and cell cycle. In the second half the microanatomy and biology of epithelium, connective tissue (including blood and hemopoiesis) muscle, nerve tissue, cartilage and bone are covered. Lectures are presented in a fact-based format and supported with laboratory exercises designed to demonstrate an understanding of the ideas and concepts delivered in lecture.

The course includes lectures, small group discussions, and laboratory sessions that involve hands-on light microscopy and glass slides, as well as the use of digital/virtual images. You will receive a participation certificate at the end of the four weeks.

Offered in parallel with the Summer Anatomy Program, it brings the perfect integration between gross anatomy and microanatomy.

Course Dates

July 8, 2019 through July 11, 2019
Days: Monday-Thursday
Time: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm 


Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine - Middletown Campus
60 Prospect Avenue
Middletown, NY 10940

Total Course Hours

32 hours



Required Textbook

For lecture and laboratory series: Gartner, LP and Hiatt, JL: Color Atlas and Text of Histology (G&H) 6th Ed Lippincott and Wilkins 2014


Non-Credit: $400 ($350 Tuition and $50 non-refundable registration fee)

Registration & Tuition Deadline

Registration deadline: June 27th, 2019*

*Summer Histology requires a minimum enrollment of 10 Students. If the course enrollment doesn't meet the required number, students will be notified by June 28th. In the case of course cancellation, students will be reimbursed for both tuition and registration fees.

(To register and pay for the $50 non-refundable registration fee please visit: Online Registration & Payments)


Fernando P. Bruno
Assistant Professor
Department of Anatomy
Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine
60 Prospect Avenue, Room 205
Middletown, NY 10940

Notice: Acceptance for this course denotes acceptance as a visiting student to the Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine.

Payment: Online Registration & Payments