Lecture and Lab Sequence

This sequence should be compared to the schedule handed out by MDL for actual dates, times, and locations!

Each topic is the subject of an introductory lecture, emphasizing structure-function correlations. This is followed by a "demonstration" lab, to point out significant features of the specimens. Students are encouraged to bring microscopes to this session and follow along as the material is covered. The afternoon lab session for each topic is an opportunity for students to locate and identify the structures by themselves, with assistance from the instructors. Exercise numbers given below refer to those in the lab manual; some topics have only one exercise assigned and others require more than one to deal with the material adequately.


Week One 

Lecture and Demonstration:

Cell Structure
Cellular Differentiation & Specialization

LAB: Exercises 2& 3: Tissue Preparations, Review of Organelles & Inclusions


Week Two

Lecture and Demonstration:

Epithelium
Epithelial Specializations

LAB: Exercise 4: Epithelium & Epithelial Organs


Week Three

Lecture and Demonstration:

Connective Tissues Proper & Special
Connective Tissues Proper & Special

LAB: Exercises 5 & 6: CT Proper, Formed Elements of Blood


Week Four

Lecture and Demonstration:

Cartilage & Bone
Cartilage & Bone

LAB: Exercises 7 & 8: Cartilage and Bone


Week Five

Lecture and Demonstration:

Smooth & Striated Muscle
Smooth & Striated Muscle

LAB: Exercise 10: Smooth & Skeletal Muscle


Week Six

Lecture and Demonstration:

Nervous Tissue
Nervous Tissue

LAB: Exercise 9: Nervous Tissues & Organs


Week Seven

Lecture and Demonstration:

Cardiovascular System
Cardiovascular System

LAB: Exercises 12a and 12b: Myocardium, Heart, Arteries & Veins


Week Eight

Lecture and Demonstration:

Respiratory System
Respiratory System

LAB: Exercise 25: Respiratory System


 Midterm Exam

The midterm exam covers through and including Topic 7 (Cardiovascular System) but does NOT include Respiratory System. It will be administered on a day set by the MDL staff. See your class schedule for details.


Week Nine

Lecture and Demonstration:

Integumentary System
Integumentary System

LAB: Exercises 14 & 15: Skin and Hair


Week Ten

Lecture and Demonstration:

Lymphatic System
Lymphatic System

LAB: Exercise 13: Lymphatic Organs


Week Eleven

Lecture and Demonstration:

Digestive System I: Alimentary Canal
Digestive System I: Alimentary Canal

LAB: Exercises 17, 18, & 19: Oral Cavity, Stomach & Intestines


Week Twelve

Lecture and Demonstration:

Digestive System II: Accessory Glands
Digestive System II: Accessory Glands

LAB: Exercise 20: Liver, Gallbladder & Pancreas


Week Thirteen

Lecture and Demonstration:

Urinary System
Urinary System

LAB: Exercise 23: Urinary System


Week Fourteen

Lecture and Demonstration:

Endocrine System
Endocrine System

LAB: Exercise 24: Endocrine Organs


 

Week Fifteen

Lecture and Demonstration:

Reproductive Organs
Reproductive Organs

LAB: Exercises 27& 28: Male & Female Repro Structures


FINAL EXAM

The date and time for the final exam are listed in the MDL schedule each year.

Exam dates are set by the Associate Dean for Instruction and cannot be changed

Final Exam Covers from Midterm onward: Topics 8-15 inclusive


 

VM8054 Veterinary Histology