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Course Name: Histology
Course Number: HT 10
Course Objectives:
  • Students will be able to demonstrate proper use and maintenance of the compound microscope.
  • Students will be able to describe cellular components, division and differentiation, stem cells, and levels of maturity of various cell types.
  • Students will be able to distinguish between four primary tissue types: epithelium, connective tissue, muscle, and nervous tissue.
  • Students will be able to compare and contrast different types of normal epithelium with epithelia displaying pathological conditions.
  • Students will be able to compare and contrast different types of normal connective tissue (including connective tissue proper, cartilage, bone, and blood) with connective tissue displaying pathological conditions.
  • Students will be able to compare and contrast normal skeletal, cardiac, and smooth muscle types with muscle tissues displaying pathological conditions.
  • Students will be able to identify normal nervous tissue and describe pathological conditions.
  • Students will be able to identify organs within each organ system and describe the normal and pathological histology of these organs.
  • Students will recognize the microanatomy of the basic tissue and organ system tissue types.