WHAT YOU’LL LEARN TO DO: View histology slides under the microscope and identify characteristic features.
- Set up a microscope to view slides quickly, properly, efficiently, and without damaging the microscope or slide.
- Identify accurately the location and type of epithelial tissue within a biological specimen
- Classify a histological specimen according to which category of connective tissue it belongs to, based on the types of cells present and the characteristics of the extracellular matrix.
- Identify the main structural features in photomicrographs of cartilage and bone.
- Understand the visual differences between the three types of muscular tissue.
- Find the neurons within a smear of nervous tissue and be able to identify the parts of the neural cell.
- Reading: Review of basic handling of the microscope.
- Exercises 5.1
- Reading: Examining epithelial tissue under the microscope.
- Exercises 5.2
- Reading: Examining connective tissue under the microscope.
- Exercises 5.3, Exercises 5.4
- Reading: Supporting connective tissue.
- Exercises 5.5
- Reading: Distinguishing between the three types of muscle tissue.
- Exercises 5.6
- Reading: Identifying neurons within nervous tissue.
- Exercises 5.7
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