Course: Histology and Embryology 1

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Course title Histology and Embryology 1
Course code HIE/ZAB11
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Exercise
Level of course Master
Year of study not specified
Semester Summer
Number of ECTS credits 4
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
  • Erdösová Běla, MUDr. Ph.D.
  • Krajčí Drahomíra, MUDr. CSc.
  • Lichnovská Radka, MUDr. Ph.D.
  • Vyhlídalová Pavla, Mgr. Ph.D.
Course content
1. Introduction. Cytology I. - Cytoplasm and Nucleus. 2. Cytology II. - Specializations of Cell Surfaces, Life Cycle of the Cell, Cell Division, Cell Death. 3. Classification of Tissues. Epithelia and Glands. 4. Connective Tissue Proper. Development of Mesoderm and Mesenchyme. 5. Introduction to General Embryology. Progenesis, Fertilization. Origin and Derivates of the Germ Layers. 6. Cartilage & Bone. Structure and Classification. Ossification. Dentin. 7. Muscular Tissue (structure and development). 8. Nervous Tissue (structure and development). 9. Blood and Hematopoiesis. (Bone Marrow) 10. Circulatory System (structure and development). 11. Lymph Vascular System. Lymphoid Organs. Lymphopoiesis. 12. Digestive System I. Oral Cavity (structure and development). 13. Branchial Arches (development and derivatives). 14. Axial Skeleton, Skull and Extremities (development). 15. Revision.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Lecture, Dialogic Lecture (Discussion, Dialog, Brainstorming), Observation, Demonstration, Projection (static, dynamic)
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, Didactic Test

Attending all practicals. Passing all tests successfully (minimum passing level score = 60%).
Recommended literature
  • Lecturer´s notes, practical session virtual slide guides and supporting documents (pdf). Dental specialty histology seminar presentations..
  • Recommended www references.
  • Bath-Balogh, M., Fehrenbach, M. J. (2011). Illustrated Dental Embryology, Histology and Anatomy. Saunders.
  • Berkovitz, B. K. B., Holland, G. R., Moxham, B. J. (2009). Oral Anatomy, Histology and Embryology. Mosby.
  • Gartner, L. P., Hiatt, J. L. (2005). Color Atlas of Histology (with CD-ROM). Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Philadelphia.
  • Chiego, D. J. (2014). Essential of Oral Histology and Embryology. Elsevier.
  • 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.
  • Sadler, T. W. (2011). Langman´s Medical Embryology. Williams & Wilkins, Baltimore.

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 Dentistry (1) Medical sciences 1 Summer
Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry Dentistry (2013) Medical sciences 1 Summer
Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry Dentistry (2015) Medical sciences 1 Summer
Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry Dentistry (2014) Medical sciences 1 Summer