University of Ioannina, PC 45110, Greece
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Objectives of the course: Histology of the human organs.

Histology II (microscopic anatomy), is studying the structure and micro-architecture of the organs and their microenvironment, as well as sub-cellular structures, as these are revealed under the microscope (light and electron), using methods of classic and molecular histology. These elements of histology, are always presented in context with relevant information concerning the physiology, cell biology and biochemistry of the organ under study, aiming at the knowledge and understanding of the relations between these structures and the function of every particular organ *structure-function relationship*

Contents of the course: Histology II includes the study of the immune, digestive, respiratory, endocrine, urinary, genital (male – female) nervous (CNS and sensory organs) and integumentary (skin and appendages - mammary gland) system.

Mode and outcomes of teaching: The course includes:

  • lectures
  • laboratory exercises (in groups of 5-6 students) focusing in the simultaneous study of real and digital histological preparations, (glass slides on microscope and virtual slides from internet sources, respectively).

As part of the laboratory exercise, the students prepare labelled photomicrographs of the organs studied and essays, which are presented in an oral and/or written form, throughout the semester. The communication with the students for information, instructions, Qs and As, apart from the fixed days and hours in the lab, is constant and unlimited through the internet (e-mails, chats and video conferences).

Hours of training per student: 78

Semester: 4th