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
  • Concept Pages 96


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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Excellent lecture
By Ukeme U. on 19. December 2021 for Cardiovascular Histology

Everything about this lecture is spot on, I liked it very much.

Easy to digest.
By Prashant U. on 14. December 2021 for Histological Techniques and Staining

Builds up from basics. I like that method. I just wish his lectures had maybe a 3-4 speed option.

Wow, very informative.
By Nina O. on 07. December 2021 for Lip

Professor, I thank you! You made this lecture so easy for me to understand that I kept on smiling to myself knowing that I now understand this lecture perfectly well. I like the way you demonstrated the parts of the lips by actually showing/pointing to it on yourself. For initially before I watched your lecture, I did not know where the vermilion border was, etc. Thank you for enriching my knowledge with such vital information. God bless you

It was nice cause i now understand it.
By Gugulethu N. on 20. November 2021 for Blood

The explaination was really good. And I am beginning to understand it