Study programme 2020-2021Français
General Histology
Programme component of Bachelor's in Biomedical Sciences à la Faculty of Medicine and Pharmacy

Students are asked to consult the ECTS course descriptions for each learning activity (AA) to know what special Covid-19 assessment methods are possibly planned for the end of Q3

CodeTypeHead of UE Department’s
contact details
UM-B2-BIOMED-002-MCompulsory UENONCLERCQ DenisM118 - Histologie

of instruction
of assessment
HT(*) HTPE(*) HTPS(*) HR(*) HD(*) CreditsWeighting Term
  • Français
Français353500066.001st term

AA CodeTeaching Activity (AA) HT(*) HTPE(*) HTPS(*) HR(*) HD(*) Term Weighting
M-HIST-201General histology350000Q1
M-HIST-202General histology - Exercises035000Q1
Programme component

Objectives of Programme's Learning Outcomes

  • Understand, describe, analyse and prioritise biological phenomena
    • Understand basic scientific knowledge and be able to use it
    • Understand the expression of biological realities in absolute or relative terms, the orders of magnitude, proportions and probability
    • Perceive spatial distribution, and understand two- and three-dimensional representations and interconvert them
  • Control the molecular, morphological and functional approaches of normal and pathological conditions
    • Explain how molecular, morphological and functional modifications constitute pathological states and vice versa
  • Develop reasoning skills
    • Work with efficiency / accuracy / precision
    • Present a hypothesis and hypothetical-deductive reasoning
  • Demonstrate developed interpersonal skills
    • Use a rich vocabulary linking concepts and words accurately

Learning Outcomes of UE

The major aims of this course are to develop an understanding of the human body at cell and tissue levels. The morphological study of tissues is of importance since it allows the integration with other course such as physiology, immunology, biochemistry or cell biology. Finally, this course is an indispensable prerequisite for further study of Histology of organs (course of Special Histology) and Histopathology.

Content of UE

General histology involves the study of cells and tissue structures in the human body using light and electron microscopy. General histology : Structure of the cell, epithelial cells, contractile cells, connective tissue, nervous tissue, blood cells and bone marrow.

Prior Experience

Sans objet

Type of Assessment for UE in Q1

  • Written examination
  • Practical test

Q1 UE Assessment Comments

The written theory exam accounts for 60%, written practical exam  accounts for 40% of the global note. The presence to practical work during the year is mandatory.

Type of Assessment for UE in Q3

  • Written examination
  • Practical Test

Q3 UE Assessment Comments

The written theory exam accounts for 60%, written practical exam  accounts for 40% of the global note. The presence to practical work during the year is mandatory.

Type of Resit Assessment for UE in Q1 (BAB1)

  • N/A

Q1 UE Resit Assessment Comments (BAB1)

Not applicable

Type of Teaching Activity/Activities

AAType of Teaching Activity/Activities
  • Cours magistraux
  • Travaux pratiques

Mode of delivery

AAMode of delivery
  • Mixed
  • Mixed

Required Reading


Required Learning Resources/Tools

AARequired Learning Resources/Tools
M-HIST-201The course notes and all powerpoint slides are available on the Moodle platform. 
M-HIST-202The notes of practical work, electron micrographs and virtual microscope are also available on the Moodle platform.

Recommended Reading


Recommended Learning Resources/Tools

AARecommended Learning Resources/Tools
M-HIST-201Sans objet

Other Recommended Reading

AAOther Recommended Reading
M-HIST-201L.C. Junqueira, J. Carneiro, R.O. Kelley. Basic Histology, Appelton and Lange, 1998;
M.H. Ross, L.J. Romrell, G.I. Kaye. Histology, a Text and Atlas, Williams et Wilkins, 1995;
A. Stevens, J. Lowe. Human Histology, Mosby, 1997;
A.L. Kierszenbaum. Histology and Cell Biology. Mosby, 2002
M-HIST-202J.W.  Heath, B. Young, A. Stevens, J. Lowe. Atlas d'Histologie fonctionnelle de Wheater, de boeck ed, 2008
(*) HT : Hours of theory - HTPE : Hours of in-class exercices - HTPS : hours of practical work - HD : HMiscellaneous time - HR : Hours of remedial classes. - Per. (Period), Y=Year, Q1=1st term et Q2=2nd term
Date de génération : 09/07/2021
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