NWI-BP006B
Histology
Course infoSchedule
Course moduleNWI-BP006B
Credits (ECTS)3
Category01 (Introduction)
Language of instructionEnglish
Offered byRadboud University; Faculty of Science; BioWetenschappen;
Lecturer(s)
Lecturer
prof. dr. G. Flik
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Examiner
prof. dr. G. Flik
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Lecturer
dr. M.H.A.G. Gorissen
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Coordinator
dr. M.H.A.G. Gorissen
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Contactperson for the course
dr. M.H.A.G. Gorissen
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Academic year2019
Period
KW3-KW4  (03/02/2020 to 30/08/2020)
Starting block
KW3
Course mode
full-time
Remarks-
Registration using OSIRISYes
Course open to students from other facultiesYes
Pre-registrationNo
Waiting listNo
Placement procedure-
Aims
Learning objectives

Proceeding from your knowledge of cytology (assessed in an additional Versatest module preceding the course) you will be able to recognise the four basic tissues: epithelia (and glands), connective tissue (and its subtypes cartilage and bone), muscle tissues, and nervous tissue; you can name the tissues and explain their function(s).
You will be able to recognise and explain the qualities of classical and modern microscope techniques (e.g.  light-, electron- and confocal microscopy) applied to study tissues and organs (fixed or living).
You will learn to make the translation from 2-dimensional preparations (the sliced tissue) to their origin in 3-dimensional tissues.
You will be able to recognise the four basic tissues in complex preparations  (in for instance a section of a mouse head with skin, bone and nerve tissue) and explain and give arguments for their functions.
You can explain and indicate the differential tasks of cells in a tissue and of tissues in complex organs and predict functions of cells and tissues.
Content
Content
The course ‘Histology’ assumes you have (pre-)knowledge of cell membranes, cell-cell contacts, cytoskeleton , the nucleus and nucleolus, mitochondria, rough and smooth endoplasmic reticulum, Golgi complex ( a Versatest module will be offered before start of the course) to explain the specialisations of the four basic tissues: epithelia, connective tissues, muscle tissues and nervous tissue. Blood as a connective tissue with a fluid matrix will be addressed in the course ‘Human Biology’ in Q4. The histology of the basic tissues is illustrated with examples of daily life such as effects of training and fitness on the neuromuscular apparatus, cartilage damages, osteoporosis and related  items addressed in recent newspapers .
The course applies the principle of ‘flipping the class room’: the student prepares topics with support of a manual and questionaire by reading relevant chapters  from ‘Junqueira’s Basic Histology (Text and Atlas, fourteenth Edition or later) and Versatest modules and then follows the related lectures. In practicals, with support of teaching assistents, the students study real specimens of the basic tissues by light microscopy. Individual oral exams are organised to follow the study progress of the students
 
Level

Presumed foreknowledge
High School level histology, Versatest module cytology (Q2)
Test information
  • exam, counts for 90%, minimum grade 5.0
  • two oral exams, count for 10%, no minimum grade
  • Specifics
    Working practices Lectures 20 hrs Practicals 20 hrs (attendence requirement) Versatest 20 hrs Scheduled self-study including a Biology in Society assignment 24 hrs
    Additional comments
    Working practices
    Lectures 20 hrs
    Practicals 20 hrs (attendence requirement)
    Versatest 20 hrs
    Scheduled self-study including a Biology in Society assignment 24 hrs

    Topics
    Epithelia and glands
    Connective tissue, Cartilage and Bone
    Muscle tissue (skeletal, heart and smooth)
    Nervous tissue

    Test information
    • exam, counts for 90%, minimum grade 5.0
    • two oral exams, count for 10%, no minimum grade

    Prerequisites
    High School level histology, Versatest module cytology (Q2)

    Contact information
    Dr. Marnix Gorissen, Marnix.Gorissen@ru.nl / +31(0)24 3652310

    Required materials
    Book
    Lange: Junqueira’s basic Histology, text and Atlas, fourteenth edition or later
    Syllabus

    Instructional modes
    (Computer)Lab course
    Attendance MandatoryYes

    Course occurrence

    Exam Q4

    Lecture

    Resit Exam Q4

    Self study

    Tests
    Exam
    Test weight9
    Test typeExam
    OpportunitiesBlock KW3, Block KW4

    Oral exam
    Test weight1
    Test typeOral exam
    OpportunitiesBlock KW3, Block KW3