Course Title Systemic Histology I
Course Level 200
Credit Unit 2
  1. Histology of Respiratory System- histological components of the conducting and respiratory portions of the respiratory system. This includes the histology of the following: Nasal cavity/Larynx/Pharynx, Trachea, Bronchi, Bronchioles, Alveoli duct and Sacs (Lungs). Typical Respiratory Epithelium, histological differences between trachea, bronchi and bronchioles , function of the respiratory structure and Clinical Correlates

  2. Histology of Circulatory System- histological structure of blood vessels and the heart and to relate vascular structure to function. These include the histology of the following:  Large Artery, Medium Sized Artery, Small Artery, Large Vein, Medium sized Vein, Small Vein, Capillaries (Fenestrated, Continuous and Discontinuous, Heart (Endocardium, Myocardium and Pericardium), Clinical Correlates.

  3. Histology of Lymphatic System- structure and function of lymphoid tissues and organs. This include the histology of the following: Primary lymphoid organs like bone marrow, thymus and Secondary lymphoid organs like Tonsil, lymph nodes, spleen. Others include diffuse lymphoid tissue (Bronchial-Associated Lymphoid Tissue (BALT) in the lungs and Mucosa-Associated Lymphoid Tissue (MALT) in the digestive tract). Clinical Correlates.

  4. Histology of Digestive System- this include 

  1. Histology of the GIT- general organization of the alimentary tract and the histological features of its various anatomical subdivisions: Mouth and Tongue, Esophagus, Stomach, Small intestine (Duodenum, Ileum and Jejunum) Large Intestine (Appendix, Caecum and Colon), Recto-anal.

  2. Histology of the Accessory organs of the Digestive System such as Salivary Glands (Parotids, Submandibular and Sublingual), Liver, Gallbladder, Pancreas, Clinical Correlates.

  1. Histology of Urinary System- this include the histology of the following: Kidney (ultrastructure of the nephron including the glomerulus, Bowman’s capsule, proximal and distal tubules, loops of Henle and collecting tubules in the medulla),  Ureter, Urinary bladder, Urethra, Clinical Correlates.

  2. Histology of Integumentary System (SKIN) - structure and function of skin and its appendages (derivatives).  Epidermis- stratified squamous keratinizing epithelium Dermis – papillary layer and reticular layer Hypodermis –subcutaneous tissue. Histological differences between hairy (thin) and glabrous (thick) skin. Histology of skin appendages: eccrine and apocrine sweat glands, sebaceous glands, hairs, nails and specialized glands. Histological features of Pacinian and Meissner corpuscles and free nerve endings. Clinical Corelates.