This course will thoroughly investigate and analyze the structure of the cells and tissues that comprise the human body. The two major subdivisions of this course are (a) cell biology: the study the fine structure (ultrastructure) of cells. Various techniques and procedures for the study of cellular fine structure will be discussed. The second part of the course will examine the structure (light microscopy and electron microscopy) of the four basic tissue types (epithelial tissue, the connective tissue, muscle tissue and nerve tissue). Techniques for studying tissues will also be discussed. Structural-functional relationships will be discussed throughout. Relevant histopathology will also be incorporated into the course.
12 BIOL credits and 8 CHEM credits