COURSE DIRECTOR: Shantaram S. Joshi, Ph.D. and Gordon L. Todd, Ph.D.
COURSE DESCRIPTION: The modern concepts of cell and tissue biology including molecular cell biology are incorporated into a framework of a traditional histology course. It is expected that the student will achieve an understanding of the histological structure as well as the ultrastructure upon which much of the current knowledge of normal and pathological function is based. The course will include 40 hours of lecture scheduled in the mornings. Laboratory sessions will be held Monday through Friday, from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Cells, fundamental tissues and organs will be studied with virtual microscopy, but gross slides and microscopes will also be available. Digital images of light microscopic and electron microscopic preparations will also be used. Students also have access to a videodisc library of histological photographs.
TEXT: Students may use a current edition of any appropriate Histology textbook. However, we recommendHistology 6th Edition by Ross. In addition, we recommendColor Atlas of Histology by Leslie P. Gartner and James L. Hiatt. Supplementary laboratory manuals and materials will be supplied.
EXAMINATIONS: Mid-term and final Examinations over the didactic components of this course will be given as multiple choice questions in the format of the USMLE. The examinations over the laboratory practical components of the course will consist of identification of structures on virtual microscopy images and digital images of both light and electron microscopic images. Lecture and laboratory quizzes will also be held at various times over materials covered during the previous week. The major part of the course grade will be based on the student's performance on the mid-term and final Examinations. The Course Director reserves the right to upgrade student's scores, if appropriate, but under no circumstances will student's scores be reduced.
9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
|June 17||Mon||Methods to study cell structure and function (SSJ)||Introduction to Virtual Microscopy|
|June 18||Tues||Structure and functions of cells I (SSJ)||Cell Structure (SSJ)|
|June 19||Wed||Structure and functions of cells II (SSJ)||Cell Structure (EM) (SSJ)|
|June 20||Thur||Cell division, Cell Cycle Regulations (SSJ)||Cell Division (SSJ)|
|June 21||Fri||Inter and Intracellular communications (SSJ)||Self-Review of Lab Materials|
|June 24||Mon||Connective Tissue, ECM and Adhesion Molecules (SSJ)||Connective Tissue (SSJ)|
|June 25||Tues||Epithelium Integument (SSJ)||Epithelium and Integument (SSJ)|
|June 26||Wed||Muscle (GLT)||Muscle (GLT)|
|June 27||Thur||Hematopoiesis and blood cells (SSJ)||Hematopoiesis/ blood cells (SSJ)|
|June 28||Fri||Lymphoid System (SSJ)||Lymphoid Tissues (SSJ)|
|July 1||Mon||Lymphoid System II (SSJ)||Lymphoid System II (SSJ)|
|July 2||Tues||Cartilage and Bone (GLT)||Cartilage and Bone (GLT)|
|July 4||Thurs||No Class - July 4th Celebration|
|July 5||Fri||MID-TERM EXAMINATION (9:00 am to noon)|
|July 8||Mon||Urinary System (GLT)||Urinary System (GLT)|
|July 9||Tues||Cardiovascular System (GLT)||Cardiovascular System (GLT)|
|July 10||Wed||Male Reproductive System (CE)**||Male Reproductive System (CE)|
|July 11||Thur||Female Reproductive System, Placenta (CE)||Female Reproductive System, Placenta (CE)|
|July 12||Fri||Endocrine System (GLT)||Endocrine System (GLT)|
|July 15||Mon||Gastrointestinal System I (SSJ)||Gastrointestinal System I (SSJ)|
|July 16||Tues||Gastrointestinal System II (SSJ)||Gastrointestinal System II (SSJ)|
|July 17||Wed||Respiratory System (SSJ)||Respiratory System (SSJ)|
|July 19||Fri||FINAL EXAMINATION|
*QUIZ on materials covered during the previous week.
**Will not be included on the Mid-Term exam.
SSJ: Dr. Joshi
GLT: Dr. Todd
CE: Dr. Elzie
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