Foundations - Introduction to Histology
A tissue is a functional aggregation of similar cells and their intercellular materials that combine to perform common functions. An organ is an anatomically discrete structure (e.g. heart, skin) with 1 or more functions. Four tissues are considered basic or primary: epithelial, connective, muscular and nervous. Many organs contain all 4 types of tissues e.g. skin (covering, packing, muscles, nerves).
- Obtain an understanding of the histological appearance of the basic tissues namely epithelium, connective tissue, muscle and nervous tissue.
- To examine unique cellular characteristics of each of the basic tissues.
Virtual Slides Introduction to Histology: Cells and Tissues
- Links: Blue Histology - Epithelia