ANAT2511 Integumentary System

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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

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