Animal histology

lbio1234a  2021-2022  Louvain-la-Neuve

Animal histology
2.00 credits
20.0 h + 10.0 h
Gérard Anne-Catherine (compensates Knoops Bernard); Knoops Bernard;

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 ( ).
Faculty or entity

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

Title of the programme
Learning outcomes
Minor in Biology

Minor in Scientific Culture

Bachelor in Biology