523 Medical Histology Schedule

COURSE DIRECTOR:  Shantaram S. Joshi, 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 recommend Histology 7th Edition by Ross.  In addition, we recommend Color 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.

DAY LECTURE 9:00 am – 11:00 am LABORATORY 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
June 15 Mon Methods to study cell structure and function Structure and functions of cells I Introduction to Virtual Microscopy
June 16 Tues Structure and functions of cells II Cell division, Cell Cycle Regulations Cell Structure
June 17 Wed Connective Tissue, ECM and Adhésion Molécules Connective Tissue
June 18 Thurs Epithelium Integument (SSJ) Epithelium and Integument
June 19 Fri Muscle Muscle
June 22 Mon Hematopoiesis and blood cells Hematopoiesis/ blood cells
June 23 Tues Lymphoid System Lymphoid Tissues
June 24 Wed Cartilage and Bone Cartilage and bone
June 25 Thurs REVIEW
June 26 Fri MID-TERM EXAMINATION
June 29 Mon Urinary System Urinary System
June 30 Tues Cardiovascular System Cardiovascular System
July 1 Wed Male Reproductive System Male Reproductive System
July  2 Thurs Female Reproductive System, Placenta Female Reproductive System
July 3 Fri Endocrine System               Endocrine System
July 6 Mon Gastrointestinal System I Gastrointestinal System I
July 7 Tues Gastrointestinal System II Gastrointestinal System II
July 8 Wed Respiratory System            Respiratory System
July 9 Thurs REVIEW
July 10 Fri FINAL EXAMINATION