Courses Catalogue

Histochemistry & Histological Techniques

COURSE CODE: ANA 3102
COURSE CREDIT UNIT: 3
ACADEMIC PROGRAMME: Human Anatomy, B.Sc
COLLEGE/SCHOOL/FACULTY: Faculty of Biomedical Sciences
STATUS: Core
PROGRAMME TYPE: Undergraduate

Course Description

1.      COURSE JUSTIFICATION/RATIONALE: The course is designed to emphasize the correlation between morphology and the chemistry of cell and also to expose the students to the manner in which tissue culture methods, principles and techniques are utilized in solving some problems of cellular biology.

2.      COURSE LEARNING OUTCOMES: By the end of the course, the student will be able to:

1)      Describe the relationship between the morphology and the chemistry of a cell.

2)      Explain the methods, principles and techniques used in tissue culture.

3)      Demonstrate important enzymes presence in the cells and tissues.

4)      Discuss the activities of enzymes and presence of macromolecules and metabolites in normal cells and tissues.

5)      Describe the application and validity of histochemical and cytochemical techniques in basic, applied and clinical research.           

6)      Demonstrate the usefulness of histological techniques in the field of cellular biology.

7)      Demonstrate the various types of staining techniques used to culture tissue.

8)      Explain the various chemical composition of the tissue using special dye.