Epithelial Tissue

Epithelial Tissue

by Geoffrey Meyer, PhD

Epithelial tissue can occur nearly anywhere that the body is exposed to exogenous toxins (e.g., the GI tract, respiratory tract, urinary system, and skin). It consists of dense sheets of tightly bound cells that form a barrier in the epithelium, which serves as a barrier against pathogens and harmful secretory products and functions, thereby helping to maintain homeostasis. Since epithelial cells are prevalent throughout the body, their function changes based on their location (e.g., the protective function of skin epithelium compared to the absorptive and secretory properties of gut epithelium). This course discusses the basics of epithelial tissue and includes a deeper dive into the organs composed of it.

Course Details

  • Videos 17
  • Duration 1:53 h
  • Quiz questions 55
  • Concept Pages 3


Your Educators of course Epithelial Tissue

 Geoffrey Meyer, PhD

Geoffrey Meyer, PhD

Prof. Geoffrey Meyer is a Professor and Senior Honorary Research Fellow in the School of Human Sciences at the University of Western Australia.
He obtained his PhD from the University of Western Australia in 1981. Currently, he is the Coordinator for Histology in the Federative International Program for Anatomical Terminologies (FIPAT) of the International Federation of Associations of Anatomists (IFAA).
Due to his achievements, he earned the Australian University Teaching Award and has received teaching fellowships from the University of Western Australia and the Australian Learning and Teaching Council.
Within Lecturio, Dr. Meyer teaches courses on Histology.

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Resourceful Review on Mucous vs. Serous Glands
By Shane D. on 25. August 2023 for Mucous and Serous Glands

Although I am at present an unknowledgeable M0, I appreciate how informative this introductory lecture is on mucous versus serous glands, and that an associated slide with images is presented. Histology is a notably difficult course in medical school, especially for people without prior exposure. What textbook(s) or online readings or articles would you recommend reading to further supplement learning of mucous and serous glands and epithelium throughout the human body?

By Mirela P. on 27. June 2022 for Skin (Integumentary System)

Excellent! Thank you, Dr. Meyer for this lecture! Finally I don't have to memorize like a parrot and I started to like Histology ! :)

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By Mohamed K. on 05. March 2022 for Epithelial Tissue

He is really good I have learned alot from him

By Vikash K. on 07. October 2021 for Epithelial Tissue

Good but one star is less, this is because professor doesn't use cursor so it little bit difficult to understand