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VS 331 - Histology

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Histology (microanatomy) is the study of the structure and function of cells, tissues, and organs. Particular emphasis is placed on histology at the light microscopic level. The course uses hundreds of high-resolution photographs and images of human and domestic animal tissues.

Histology laboratories involve finding and identifying histological structures at low, medium, high, and oil immersion views utilizing a cutting edge virtual microscope program. Students will have unlimited access to the virtual microscope as they develop their understanding of tissues in the course.

This course can be used to prepare individuals for material covered in: dental, pre-medical, pre-health, pre-clinical, and pre-veterinary programs. Careful attention has been given to include subjects that are essential to understanding the coursework involved in these programs.

Histology VS 331 topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Epithelium
  • Connective tissue
  • Blood cells
  • Muscle
  • Nervous system
  • Cardiovascular system
  • Immune system
  • Gastrointestinal system
  • Respiratory system
  • Urinary system
  • Endocrine system
  • Reproductive systems


Animal Anatomy and Physiology or BMS 300 (Principles of Human Anatomy and Physiology); Credit allowed for only one of the following: BMS 330, BMS 331, VS 331

Important Information

This course has online exams that require a proctor. Online proctoring is available through ProctorU. Local students may take exams at the University Testing Center.