Histology: Types of Tissues

Histology: Types of Tissues

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.

Histology involves attentive and deliberate observation to understand the basic structure of tissues and develop the ability to recognize them at a glance. In this course, the student will be introduced to all tissue types in the human body, including their characteristics and how these are related to their functions. Histological techniques to prepare tissues for study will also be discussed.

For optimal comprehension, the student will be required to have preliminary knowledge of molecular and cellular biology and biochemistry. The parallel study of relevant physiology topics is highly encouraged.

Course Details

  • Videos 94
  • Duration 10:42 h
  • Quiz questions 281
  • Concept Pages 29


Your Educators of course Histology: Types of Tissues

 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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No pointers in the video very diffcult to track about what is he talking
By Oleksiy M. on 04. January 2024 for Structure of Peripheral Nerves and Brain

please use some pointers to show that part in the image. it will be easy for us to recognise it easily and it will be of great help. thank you

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?

Introduction to the Structure of Bones: Histology
By Shane D. on 25. August 2023 for Structure of Bones

Super helpful introduction and outline of future lectures. I appreciate the integrated instructions surrounding structure, location, function, and particular roles within the body. These lectures are helpful supplements to textbook readings.

Immature Bone: Helpful but Lacking Resource
By Shane D. on 25. August 2023 for Immature Bone

While this was certainly a helpful lecture with breaking down differences between mature versus immature bone, not revealing the labeled diagram could prove detrimental to student learning. I noticed when quizzing myself that stronger learning might be taking place, but ultimately, I am not sure if everyone myself included could fully and adequately label every structure on this histological slide. Could you provide these diagrams with labels if they are not already somewhere? My histology atlas displays images differently.