Learning outcomes of the course unit
The main objectve of the histology module is the knowledge of the biology of the call, the tissues cellular organistion and a brief description of the early stages of embryonic development.
Course contents summary
The module of histology will give students the basic knowledge of the biology of the cell and its components (plasmalemma, cytoplsm, Golgi apparatus, endoplasmic reticulum, mitochondria, the nucleus), on the cell cycle, the processes of cell differentiation and tissue formation. Spermatogenesis, oogenesis, fertilisation and early development.
The biomolecules and the supramolecular complexes. The protoplasm: structure, energetics and functional aspects. The extracellular matrix: structure and function. The animal cell as chemical and physical environment. The cell organelles and apparati: morphological and functional aspects. The cell cycle and the mechanisms of cell replication. Basic knowledge on staminal cells and differentiated cells. Cell populations.
Somatic cells: morphological and functional aspects of the differentiated cytotypes. Germ cells. Tissues.
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