91101 Cell Biology and Histology(1)

Course Description

This course provides basic knowledge of general histology and cell biology. Students will study the chemical and molecular structure of the eukaryotic cells as well as its basic function including the plasma membrane and cell surface, cytoplasm organelles, the cytoskeleton and microtubules, nuclear cell biology, cell cycle and growth, the extracellular matrix. The course will equip the students with basic knowledge and properties of general histology (Epithelium, connective tissue, cartilage and bone, peripheral blood and hematopoiesis, Muscle and nervous tissues)

Learning Objective

  • At the end of the course, the student shall be able to:
  • 1. To introduce the Histological Tools (Light and Electron Microscopes) used in histologystudy.
  • 2. To understand the basic histological slide preparation
  • 3. To understand the basic structural organization of the cell.
  • 4. To describe and understand the basic features of different types of epithelia.
  • 5. To describe and understand the basic features of different types of connective tissues
  • 6. To understand the structure of body membranes and matrixes.
  • 7. To integrate and use the above knowledge in understanding the systemic aspect of human body.
  • 8. To provide basic applicable knowledge in practical application.



Books for this Course

  • Essential cell biology(cell biology only)
  • Broad review series cell biology-lesile p. Gantner and l james l. hiatt( share cell biology and histology)
  • Essestial histology( only for histology)
  • Jonquiere’s basic histology( text and atlas book)

Times Offered

  • September 2014
  • January 2015