Credits: 6 units
The course in histology allows first-year students to explore the microscopic anatomy of the human body. Lectures correlate morphology and function at the molecular, cellular, tissue and organ levels, and relate cell biology and histology to disease processes. Complementing lectures are small group interactive learning modules that allow students to explore content areas more deeply while viewing prepared slides of tissues and organs microscopically. Modules are equipped to allow students and instructors to scan a section and demonstrate pertinent details to two or four students, or to the entire group with a camera-mounted microscope connected to a monitor or LCD projector. Further demonstration of light or electron micrographs of structures related to the topics being studied can be visualized on-line and using virtual microscopy.