Course: Histology and Embryology 1

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Course title Histology and Embryology 1
Course code HIE/VAB11
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Exercise
Level of course Master
Year of study not specified
Semester Summer
Number of ECTS credits 5
Language of instruction English
Status of course Compulsory
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
Course availability The course is available to visiting students
  • Lichnovská Radka, MUDr. Ph.D.
  • Krajčí Drahomíra, MUDr. CSc.
  • Erdösová Běla, MUDr. Ph.D.
  • Ehrmann Jiří, prof. MUDr. Ph.D.
  • Vyhlídalová Pavla, Mgr. Ph.D.
Course content
Histology and Embryology for medical students in English language program is taught in two semesters. In the first semester, students are given information about structure and function of cells and tissues in human body. In the second semester, students study microscopic structure (microscopic anatomy) of all organs in the human body. In the embryology part of the subject, a detailed information about human development during embryonic and fetal periods is given. This is continued with developmental morphology of organ systems.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Lecture, Monologic Lecture(Interpretation, Training), Observation, Projection (static, dynamic), Laboratory Work, Activating (Simulations, Games, Dramatization)
Learning outcomes
The first part of histology and embryology is focused on gaining both theoretical and practical knowledge of the microscopic structure of tissues, cardiovascular, and lymphoreticular systems, and basic embryology.
This proficiency will be applied in further study of the microscopic anatomy and embryology of organ systems.
Students ought to have fundamental biology and chemistry attainments at the secondary education level.

Assessment methods and criteria
Mark, Written exam, Didactic Test, Systematic Observation of Student

Take part in all the practicals. Pass all the tests succesfully.
Recommended literature
  • Lecturer´s notes, practical session virtual slide guides and supporting documents (pdf)..
  • Recommended www references.
  • Cochard, L. R. (2012). Netter´s Atlas of Human Embryology. Saunders.
  • Gartner, L. P., Hiatt, J. L. (2005). Color Atlas of Histology (with CD-ROM). Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Philadelphia.
  • Junqueira, L. C., Carneiro, J. (2005). Basic Histology. Lange Medical Books McGraw-Hill, New York.
  • Mitchell, B., Sharma, R. (2009). Embryology. An illustrated colour text. Churchill Livingstone Elsevier, Edinburgh.
  • Sadler, T. W. (2011). Langman´s Medical Embryology. Williams & Wilkins, Baltimore.
  • Young, B.,O´Down, G., Woodford, P. (2013). Wheater´s Functional Histology. Churchill Livingstone.

Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Branch of study Category Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry General Medicine (2) Medical sciences 1 Summer
Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry General Medicine (2014) Medical sciences 1 Summer