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Histology and Cell Biology

This course will relate structure to functional characteristics of living cells; emphasis is placed on how changes in molecular structures may alter cell structure and function. The integrated perspective presented in Histology/Cell Biology will provide a framework for the more detailed molecular and functional aspects taught in subsequent courses in the preclinical curriculum. Cell Biology and Histology lectures will provide details of the four basic tissue types (epithelial, connective, muscle, nervous) and how these in turn form the numerous organs of the body. Lectures on basic tissues and organ systems are accompanied by related learning module sessions.

Required/Recommended Resources for Histology and Cell Biology

Histology: A Text and Atlas 8/e


Call Number: 2-Hour Reserve QS504 R825h 2020 (8/e)
Call Number: 2-Hour Reserve QS504 R825h 2016 (7/e)

Print ONLY.

Histology/Cell Biology Laboratory Guide 2020


Distributed by the Department of Cell Biology & Anatomy.

Essential Cell Biology 4/e

Recommended Reading

Call Number: 3-Day Reserve QU300 E78 2014 

Print ONLY.

The Histology Search Engine Homepage

The Histology Search Engine

Recommended Resource

Histosearch searches over 12 million web pages and images from histopathology related sites on the Internet. 

Library Study Resources for Histology and Cell Biology

Board Review Series: Cell Biology and Histology 7/e

Call Number: Main Library QS18.2 G244c 2015

Print ONLY.

PreTest: Anatomy, Histology, and Cell Biology 4/e

Call Number: Main Library QS18.2 A535 2010

Print ONLY.

First Aid for the Basic Sciences: General Principles 3/e

Chapter 1 covers anatomy and histology.

Online ONLY.