The histology course aims to provide knowledge of the microscopic structure and function of cells, human tissues and tissue regeneration mechanisms (histogenesis). Therefore the objectives are: 1) to provide a description of the main components of the eukaryotic cell; 2) to provide a description of the main methods used in cytology and histology for the study of cells and tissues; 3) to correlate the morphology with the function of cells and tissues; 4) to provide a description of the peculiar characteristics of the main tissues. 5)to provide basic knowledge on germ cells development, the biological processes that underlie fertilization, cell differentiation and morphogenetic events
Expected learning outcomes
At the end of the course the student will: - Know the basis of cellular organization at structural, ultrastructural and molecular level. - Know the distribution of tissues, their main structural and functional characteristics and their cellular organization. - Know the main histological techniques. - Know the morphogenetic and molecular events that lead to the formation and differentiation of a human embryo.
Lesson period: First semester
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