Histology: Using Microscopy to Study Anatomy and Identify Disease

David Male, The Open University

Examine tissues and identify disease with histology and histopathology

Histology is a key part of modern medicine – it helps us study cells and tissues at a microscopic level, and accurately diagnose diseases such as cancer.

This online course introduces the field. It starts with the basic principles of light microscopy, before focussing on the structure and function of human tissues, and the relationships between them.

You’ll use a virtual microscope to compare normal tissues with pathological (or diseased) ones, and use histopathology to identify and diagnose each disease.

The course was produced with the kind support of Dangoor Education.

This course is designed for medical laboratory scientists, and students who are studying human biology at university or school.

You’ll use a virtual microscope that will work on all modern browsers on both desktops and tablets. But we recommend completing the course on a desktop, so that you can see the tissues more clearly, and have course articles, images and videos open in different windows.

Dates:
  • 6 January 2020
  • 15 July 2019
  • 7 January 2019
  • 16 July 2018
  • 8 January 2018
  • 10 July 2017
  • 9 January 2017
  • 7 November 2016
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  • Language: English Gb

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