Animal histology

lbio1234  2019-2020  Louvain-la-Neuve

Animal histology
Note from June 29, 2020
Although we do not yet know how long the social distancing related to the Covid-19 pandemic will last, and regardless of the changes that had to be made in the evaluation of the June 2020 session in relation to what is provided for in this learning unit description, new learnig unit evaluation methods may still be adopted by the teachers; details of these methods have been - or will be - communicated to the students by the teachers, as soon as possible.
2 credits
20.0 h + 10.0 h

The prerequisite(s) for this Teaching Unit (Unité d’enseignement – UE) for the programmes/courses that offer this Teaching Unit are specified at the end of this sheet.
During this course, we will establish the bases of the histological and functional study of the main tissues of mammals. The theoretical concepts taught during the lecture will be followed by practical sessions during which students will examine and describe histological sections as well as images of electron microscopy.
Histological and functional study of: covering epithelia and glandular epithelia; non-specialized connective tissue and specialized connective tissue including adipose, cartilage and bone tissue; blood cells and lymphoid organs; skeletal muscle, heart muscle and smooth muscle; central nervous system and peripheral nervous system.
Teaching methods
Ex cathedra course and practical work (observations under the microscope).
Evaluation methods
Oral examination with written preparation or written examination only. The questions will concern the material seen during the course ex cathedra but also during the practical work.
Other information
A number of reference books are available in the library.
Online resources
Powerpoints du cours disponibles sur Moodle UCL. Ouvrage de référence: Atlas d'Histologie Fonctionnelle de Wheater (Editions de Boeck). Syllabus et diapositives des travaux pratiques disponibles sur Moodle ( ).
Teaching materials
  • Textbook de référence disponible en bibliothèque
  • transparents déposés sur Moodle
  • transparents et syllabus des TPs déposés sur Moodle
Faculty or entity

Programmes / formations proposant cette unité d'enseignement (UE)

Title of the programme
Bachelor in Veterinary Medicine

Bachelor in Biology

Minor in Scientific Culture

Minor in Biology