ANAT2511 Integumentary System

From Embryology
ANAT2511 Fundamentals of Anatomy This histology practical support page content is not part of the histology practical class and provides only background information for student self-directed learning purposes. Histology lecturer notice.

General Objectives

To know the structure and function of skin and its appendages (derivatives).

Reading: Human Anatomy, Marieb et al., 6th ed., pages 101‐120
Virtual Slides: Integumentary System


Skin structure cartoon.jpg

Adult skin histology 02.jpg Adult epidermis histology 01.jpg
Overview histology of skin structure showing the 3 main layers.
  1. Epidermis - epithelium (stratified squamous epithelium)
  2. Dermis - connective tissue (dense irregular connective tissue)
  3. Hypodermis - connective tissue (adipocytes and irregular connective tissue)
Histology of the epidermis showing that this can also be divided into sub-layers (stratum). All layer are formed by the same cell type (keratinocytes) that change (differentiate) as they move to the surface and die.

Course Links

Histology Glossary: A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | X | Y | Z | ANAT2241 Support | Histology | Histology Stains | Embryology Glossary

Virtual slides

Pages require student zpass to access.

ANAT2511 | Virtual Microscopy, Cells and Types of Tissue | Selected Basic Tissues | Histology of Bone and Joints | Histology of Muscle | Histology of Nervous Tissue | Integumentary System | Circulatory System Histology | Respiratory System Histology | GIT Histology | Urinary System Histology

Practical support

Pages can be accessed from any internet connected computer.

ANAT2511: Practical 1 Introduction to Histology | Practical 3 Basic Tissues | Practical 5 Bones and Joints | Practical 7 Muscle Tissue | Practical 9 Nervous Tissue | Practical 11 Integumentary (Skin) System | Practical 13 Circulatory System | Practical 15 Respiratory System | Practical 17 Gastro‐intestinal Tract, Liver and Gallbladder | Practical 19 Urinary System | Histology Drawings