by Geoffrey Meyer, PhD

Histology is the branch of biology that focuses on the study of living tissues. In medicine, histology is narrowed down to the study of human tissues in their normal state and is categorized based on organ systems.

The study of tissues requires a specific set of techniques aimed at achieving adequate visualization of their components. These techniques include adequate harvesting, preservation, cutting, staining, and mounting of samples for microscopy. Furthermore, histology employs an intricate nomenclature to describe tissues according to their characteristics. Similar techniques and microscopy are used in pathology to study tissue abnormalities during disease processes.

For this course, the student should be familiar with the biochemistry of cells, specifically organelles and the biomolecules that make them up, to understand how dyes interact with various cellular components to enhance their visibility and identification.

Histology involves attentive and deliberate observation to understand the basic structure of tissues and the ability to recognize them at a glance. This field provides another aspect of the complete picture of normal human physiology, which will later allow students to understand disease processes, especially those that require pathological examination for a definitive diagnosis (e.g., cancers).

Course Details

  • Videos 226
  • Duration 21:37 h
  • Quiz questions 674
  • Articles 49


Your Educators of course Histology

 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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Good lecturer
By Yibo W. on 22. September 2021 for Muscle Tissue

Very thorough explaining & lecturer is quick to respond highly recommended

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By BRENDA ARACELI B. on 19. September 2021 for Cell Structure

Es una excelente conferencia parte desde lo básico para entender la histología que es la biología lo recomiendo para estudiantes que están haciendo la materia de histología y biología del primer año de la carrera de medicina .Muchas gracias por esta gran conferencia

Bone formation
By Yibo W. on 17. September 2021 for Bone Tissue

The lecture on bone formation is not comprehensive and not very easy to digest The photos given by the lecturer is not very good in terms of illustrating the main concepts Having said all these, I recognise that making such lecture series is no easy task and the efforts put in by all staffs are commendable

By Facundo C. on 02. September 2021 for Stomach

Español: Fácil de aprender. Conciso y directo. Buena infografía. English: Easy to learn. Concise and direct. Good infographic.