Contents of the Biology program
lectures, practise on microscope
techniques for tissue observation, cytology,
human tissue histology, fertilization and human embryonic development
The course aims to present the correct study methods in order to understand:
• Cell characteristics and cellular organization within tissues, organs and apparatus;
• tissue fixation and staining techniques analysis for microscopy observation:
• the correct use of the optical microscope.
The course's objective is also to analyze cell morphology, cell membrane specializations, and describe the structure and ultrastructure of all human tissues. The course also aims to analyze gametogenesis, fertilization and embryonic development in detail, dealing with the differentiation processes of embryonic cells and tissues.
Ability to understand and describe morphology and cellular organization in histological preparations using the optical microscope.
Ability to understand and describe the structure and ultrastructure of the eukaryotic cell and the functions of its various components in the different types of tissues.
Ability to understand and describe the morphology, organization and function of:
Epithelial and secretive tissues.
Connective tissues, proper and specialized.
Muscular tissues (skeletal, cardiac and smooth).
Ability to understand and describe:
The organization of gonads in gametogenesis and the dynamics of fertilization.
The migration and implantation sequence of the zygote and the differentiation sequence in embryonic development.
editor Lippincott Wiliams
Multiple choice test, oral examination
TEACHING PROGRAMME (SUMMARY): Epithelial and secretive tissues (exocrine and endocrine, connective tissues, proper and specialized, muscular tissues (skeletal, cardiac and smooth), nervous tissue, neuroglia. Gonads in gametogenesis and the dynamics of fertilization, migration and implantation sequence of the zygote and the differentiation sequence in embryonic development during the first 8 weeks of development.