Talk:2010 Foundations Histology Expert Tutorial
Lecture - Histology: Cells of the Blood
This lecture is designed to:
- To describe the normal morphology of blood.
- The main emphasis will be on the cytological appearance of red blood cells (erythrocytes) and the various main groups of white blood cells (leukocytes).
- Functional aspects of erythrocytes and leukocytes will be mentioned.
Key concepts addressed:
- To gain an understanding of the various types of cells which exist in blood.
- To examine different histological features for each of these types of blood cells.
- To gain some insight into their roles in normal body function.
Reference: Junqueira and Carneiro (2005). Basic Histology. 11th Edition. Chapter 12 : Blood Cells. NB: The 11th edition is available online. However students are expected to purchase the 11th edition as one of the required textbooks. Access via Lange Educational Library from Sirius. http://sirius.library.unsw.edu.au
- This is an introduction to blood, you need to understand general concepts about the cells in the blood. So just the basics!
- Two main types Erythrocytes (red) and Leukocytes (white)
- Structure - mature cells have no nucleus, common size
- Function - oxygen and carbon dioxide carrying
- Structure - variable based upon type, can also change with differentiation and location.
- Function - dependent upon cell type: immunity (B and T), clotting, tissue maintenance and many more....
- This is a good overview All the cellular elements of blood, including the lymphocytes of the adaptive immune system, arise from hematopoietic stem cells in the bone marrow
UNSW Virtual Slides
Introduction to microscopy http://vslides.unsw.edu.au/VirtualSlideV2.nsf/id/E58365
Introduction to Histology: Cells and Tissues
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