Foundations - Histology Epithelia and Skin
Background and Self-directed Learning for Medicine Foundations.
Practical - Histology Epithelia and Skin Virtual Slides by Patrick de Permentier.
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- Obtain an understanding of the histological appearance of various types of epithelia based on their cellular shape and number of layers.
- To examine the histological appearance of 2 other unique types of epithelia namely pseudostratified and transitional.
- To demonstrate some sites where the types of epithelia can be located
- To demonstrate certain epithelial specialisations such as microvilli and cilia.
- Relate the morphology of the epithelia to their various functions.
- To know the microscopic structure of the skin e.g. epidermis, dermis and hypodermis.
- To know the histological differences between hairy (thin) and glabrous (thick) skin.
- To know the histology of associated structures e.g. eccrine and apocrine sweat glands,
sebaceous glands, and hair.
- To know the histological features of some sensory receptors namely: Pacinian and Meissner
Epithelium forms continuous layers of cells that cover surfaces and line cavities of the body.
|Epithelia cell shape||Epithelia sectioning appearance|
- The number of cell layers: a single layer = simple epithelium; epithelia composed of more than one layer = stratified epithelia.
- The shape of the component cells when seen in sections taken at right angles to the epithelial surface: the shape may be squamous (flattened), cuboidal (about equal dimensions), or columnar (taller than it is wide).
- The presence of surface specializations e.g. cilia, microvilli and keratin.
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