Histology and Cell Biology

Histology and Cell Biology (5 Credit Hours)

Histology is the study of the microscopic anatomy of tissues and organs in the human body. The objective of this course is to have the student develop a systemic thinking process necessary for identifying histological specimens and to correlate the structural detail with specific functions. The student’s mastery of histology is essential for comprehending general pathology, which will commence in the spring semester.

General pathology is the study of disease, the expression of structural and functional abnormalities of tissues and organs. In this course students will integrate their knowledge of histology towards understanding the causes (etiology) and mechanisms (pathogenesis) underlying disease in general. General pathology is prerequisite to the study of systems pathology and clinical medicine.