STANDARD COURSE SYLLABUS
for academic year 2013/2014
Name of subject:
Histology with
Embryology
Director of unit
conduction the course:
Faculty:
Course of study:
Level of studies
Form of studies
Year:
Type of subject
Language of
instruction:
Description of subject matter – Instructional program
I
Module code
according to
standards
Dr hab. Piotr Dzięgiel, prof.
nadzw
Dentistry
dentistry
Unitary MMed
full-time X extramural X
I
obligatory X elective 
English
Winter semester (hrs.)
L
C
S
5
30
10
Name of unit conducting course
Department of Histology and Embryology
Total:
Semester: I and II
90
5
30
10
Summer semester (hrs.)
L
C
S
5
40
0
5
40
0
Educational goals (goals for lessons set by instructor, related to the results of education, max. 6 items)
C1. During the course of histology students should become acquaint:
 with the main histological techniques,
 with structural organization of the cell, tissue and organs,
 with the structure and function of important differentiated cells,
 with the classification, characteristic, origin, arrangement and the role of tissues,
 with the histological organization of systems and organs and their role and basic mechanisms of
regulation.
C2. During the course of cytology students should become acquaint:
 with the methods used to study the cell functioning,
 mechanisms of organelles functioning regulation,
 mechanisms of cell cycle and differentiation regulation; the cell aging,
 types of cell death (apoptosis, necrosis, autophagy),
 cell membranes and transport across membranes,
 the cytoskeleton,
 cell nucleus’ organization, genes and genetic engineering.
 intercellular signaling,
 the most important processes associated with immune response, cancer development, cell
adhesion.
C3. During the course of embryology students should become acquaint:
 prenatal part of the human development (including all stages of human embryonic and fetal
development),
 causes, kinds and mechanisms of birth defects,
 head and neck development (pharyngeal apparatus) and defects.
Matrix of educational results for subjects in reference to methods for verifying intended
educational results and manner of conducting lessons.
Number of educational Description of educational
Methods for verifying
Manner of lessons:
result
result (in conformance with
achievement of
** provide symbol
detailed educational results defined intended educational
in standards)
results *
demonstrates the knowledge
Oral response
L, C,
A.W1
of human organism’s
Written response
structures: cells, tissues,
Final test
organs and systems,
especially stomatognathic
system
describes the organs’ and the Oral response
S
A.W2
whole organism’s
Written response
development, especially the
Final test
masticatory complex
development
describes concisely the
A.U1
functional significance of the
particular organs and systems
operates the microscope,
A.U4
including the immersion, and
recognize the histologic
structure of organs and
tissues, describes and
interprets the microscopic
structure and function of
cells, tissues and organs
*e.g.. test, presentation, oral response, essay, report, colloquium, oral examination, written examination;
** L- lecture; S- seminar; C- class; EL- e-learning;
Student work input (balance of ECTS points)
Lessons on-site (hrs.)
90
Own work (hrs.)
Summary of student workload
ECTS points for subject
Remarks
Content of lessons: (please provide the subject of individual lessons, keeping in mind the need to contribute
to the intended educational results)
Histology:
 The main histological techniques, light microscopy, the cell structure and function.
 The epithelial tissue (epithelia, glands, cell surface specializations and junctions)
 The connective tissue: classification, support cells family, extracellular matrix, cartilage and bone
and its development.
 Muscular tissue: contractile cells, their function.
 Blood: blood cells, hemopoiesis.
 Cardiovascular system (the heart and blood vessels).
 The immune system: cells and organs of the immune system.
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The alimentary tract: oral cavity and its contents, transport and digestive part.
The tooth, its structure and development. Salivary glands.
Digestive system: liver and pancreas.
Endocrine system (hypothalamus, pituitary gland, thyroid and parathyroid, adrenals, pancreas,
ovary and testis, diffused neuroendocrine system).
 Respiratory system: upper and distal tract.
 Urinary system (kidney, the structure and function of nephron, lower urinary tract).
 Male and female reproductive system (ovary and uterus, testis and epididymis, hormonal control).
 Nervous system (the neuron’s structure and function, neuroglia, the central and peripheral nervous
system).
 Skin and breast.
 Sense organs: eye and ear.
Cytology:
 Methods used to study the cell functioning.
 Cell nucleus’ organization and functioning.
 Cell cycle and cell aging.
 Types of cell death (apoptosis, necrosis, autophagy).
 Cytoskeleton.
 The most important processes occurring in cytoplasm.
 Intercellular signaling.
 Adhesion molecules and extracellular matrix.
 The most important processes associated with immune response.
 Cancerogenesis.
Embryology:
 Gametogenesis: meiosis, oogenesis, spermatogenesis
 the 1st week of development: ovulation to implantation
 the 2nd - 3rd week: germ disc and germ layers
 the 3rd – 8th week: organogenesis, embryonic period. Birth defects.
 Head and neck development (pharyngeal apparatus)
Primary literature:
1. Histology and Cell Biology: An Introduction to Pathology: Abraham Kierszenbaum
2. Wheather's Functional Histology: B. Young, J. Heath
3. Exercise notebook for medicine and dentistry student (ed. Maciej Zabel). Elsevier
Urban & Partner, Wrocław 2010
4. Histology: a text and atlas. Michael H. Ross, Gordon I. Kaye, Wojciech Pawlina
5. Basic Histology. L. Carlos Junqueira, Jose Carneiro, Robert O. Kelly
Secondary literature:
1. Medical Cell Biology. Steven R. Goodman
2. Human Histology. Alan Stevens, James Lowe
Requirements concerning instructional aids (e.g. laboratory, multimedia projector, other …)
Class room.
The optical microscopes.
The optical microscope with digital camera and monitor.
Notebook computer.
Multimedia projector.
Boards.
Conditions for successful completion of course:
Semester I – credit test (no grade)
Semester II – final exam (practical part and final test)
Name and address of unit conducting course, contact information (tel./email):
Department of Histology and Embryology
Ul. Chałubińskiego 6a
50-368 Wrocław
Tel.: 71 784 13 54 (55), fax: 71 784 00 82
Email: [email protected]
Person responsible for the course for a given year
dr hab. Marzena Podhorska-Okołów, prof. nadzw.
Signature of head of unit conducting the course
Signature of dean
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Date of syllabus drafting: 22.07.2013