Histology: Types of Tissues

Histology: Types of Tissues

by Geoffrey Meyer, PhD

Gain expert knowledge on cells and tissue

All human organ systems are basically built from a huge, but limited number of cells. In this course, experienced and passionate Professor Geoffrey Meyer lines out the basic building blocks of human life.

The course covers basic cell types as well as specific tissue. It provides the basis to later understand the structures and functions of the human organ systems.

Other contents this course includes are:

  • Epithelial Tissues
  • Connective Tissues
  • Muscle Tissues

Course Details

  • Videos 14
  • Duration 7:42 h
  • Quiz questions 76
  • Topic reviews 13


Your Educators of course Histology: Types of Tissues

 Geoffrey Meyer, PhD

Geoffrey Meyer, PhD

Prof. Geoffrey Meyer works at the School of Anatomy, Physiology and Human Biology at the University of Western Australia.
He is the Coordinator for Histology on the Federative International Program for Anatomical Terminologies (FIPAT) of the International Federation of Associations of Anatomists (IFAA).
Professor Meyer is also the creator of “Meyer’s Histology” (http://histology-online.com) and, in collaboration with Professor John Campbell and Michael Hall, has provided an extensive collection of learning and teaching resources to deliver a histology course completely available online. Geoffrey Meyer’s research activities focus on developing innovative, computer-aided learning and teaching tools.

He has received a number of awards for his work, including the Australian University Teaching Award.
In 2006, and again in 2014, he received UWA Teaching Fellowships. Professor Meyer was also awarded a prestigious ALTC (Australian Learning and Teaching Council) Fellowship in 2009 and is currently the Project Leader on ALTC Project Grants.

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Just awesome
By Ivan P. on 20. February 2017 for Connective Tissue

It was very simple, the explanation is ideal for those who are starting on the subject and the images are awesome

Very informative
By Kirsten D. on 17. February 2017 for Epithelial Tissue: Skin

I find Dr. Meyer's lectures to be easy to follow. This lecture is well-paced and I was able to gain a better understanding of the structure of the skin.

Wonderful Lecture
By Kirsten D. on 13. February 2017 for Connective Tissue: Fibres

I really enjoy Dr. Meyer's lectures. Using the Australian bottlebrush flower to represent the hyaluronic acid and its relationship with glycosaminoglycans was incredibly helpful for me. He does a great job explaining connective tissue fibres in general. I am still struggling a bit in differentiating type I collagen fibres from type II and type III through slides.

Very helpful lecture!
By Kirsten D. on 06. February 2017 for Epithelium

I have been struggling to understand epithelial cells in my college anatomy class so I'm glad I found these lectures. I'm very appreciative of Dr. Meyer's explanations on the different structures, shapes, and names for epithelial cells. The quizzes during the video help me stay focused.

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