Principles of Histology (ANAT2008)


This unit of study covers the principles of cell biology and study of the structure of cells, tissues and organ systems at the light and electron microscopic levels. The focus is on human systems. Extension exercises introduce students to the connection between histology and anatomy. Modern practical applications of histological techniques and analysis for research are also presented.

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Two 1-hour lectures and one 2-hour practical per week (4 hours per week total)


One 1-hour theory exam, two 30-minute practical exams, three online theory quizzes, two practical quizzes (100%).


Ross, MH, Paulina, W. Histology - A Text and Atlas. 6th Edition, Lippincott Williams and Wilkins. 2011.

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Unit of study rules

Prerequisites and assumed knowledge

6 credit points of Junior Biology or Psychology or Molecular Biology


ANAT2001 or MECH2901 or any intermediate BMED units

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