About this course
By Geoff Meyer
All body organs are made up of the four basic tissues: epithelium, connective tissue, muscle and nervous tissue. In this course, students are presented detailed descriptions of the histological structure and cellular specializations of organs and organ systems of the body accompanied by high resolution images of each tissue and organ. This curriculum in histology is typical of what students study in any medical, dental, and allied health course at colleges and universities throughout the world. This course was originally developed for The University of Western Australia, more information available here.
Understand the microscopic structure of organs and so be able to identify and describe the major cells and tissues that comprise each organ of the body.
Relate the functions of cells and tissues to the function of the organ and the organ system.
Understand the histology of human organs within the context of cell biology in preparation for further study of pathology, and advanced cell biology and molecular biology.