VS 331 - Histology

  • 4 credits
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Histology 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.

This course requires the use of electronic proctoring through ProctorU, please see http://www.online.colostate.edu/current-students/proctoring.dot for detailed instructions.  For students requiring accommodations, please contact Resources for Disabled Students; for consideration of exceptions outside the scope of RDS, please contact the University Testing Center


BMS 230 (Animal Anatomy and Physiology) or BMS 300 (Principles of Human Anatomy and Physiology). Credit not allowed for both VS 331 and BMS 330 (Microscopic Anatomy).

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.

Textbooks and Materials

No textbook required. Course uses online resources.


Shari Lanning
Shari Lanning


Dr. Shari Lanning is a co-instructor for the VS 331 Histology and VS 333 Domestic Animal Anatomy online courses. She has taught veterinary anatomy for over six years. In addition to teaching at CSU, Dr. Lanning is also a small animal veterinarian. Her interests are in pain management, acupuncture, and physical rehabilitation.