2023-2024 / HISL0541-1

General histology and alternative experimentation methods that do not use animals


24h Th, 24h Pr, 4h SEM

Number of credits

 Bachelor in dentistry5 crédits 
 Bachelor in medicine6 crédits 


Pierre Drion, Pascale Quatresooz


Pascale Quatresooz

Language(s) of instruction

French language

Organisation and examination

Teaching in the second semester


Schedule online

Units courses prerequisite and corequisite

Prerequisite or corequisite units are presented within each program

Learning unit contents

Study of the main tissular groups: - Epithelial tissues - Connective tissues - Muscle tissues - Nerve tissues - introduction to the study of the lymphoid organs

Learning outcomes of the learning unit

This course aims to introduce basic knowledges in histology and to establish relations between tissular structure and its functions.

Prerequisite knowledge and skills

General biology, basic chemistry and physics.

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

5 on-line practical cursus are organised and followed by intercative courses.

A preparatory test is organized.

Mode of delivery (face to face, distance learning, hybrid learning)

Blended learning

Additional information:

Quadrimester 2
Lectures. Commented diaporams would be available. Written notes are devoided of illustrations. They should be completed by illustrations given in the diaporama.
Practical courses are on line.

Recommended or required readings

Diaporama in PDF will be available on line.
Reference Books: 1. Histologie humaine, Stevens A., Lowe JS., 3ème Ed. 2006, Elsevier/Masson 2. Atlas en couleurs d'Histologie, Gartner L, Hiatt JL, 2004, Pradel 3. Histologie et biologie cellulaire: une introduction à l'anatomie pathologique. Kierszenbaum, Abraham L., De Boeck & Larcier, 2006. 4. Atlas d'histologie fonctionnelle de Wheather. Young B., De Boeck, 2008
These books can be found at the CHU library.

Exam(s) in session

Any session

- In-person

written exam ( multiple-choice questionnaire, open-ended questions )

Additional information:

Written examination on the theory and on views of histological slides .

Work placement(s)

Organisational remarks and main changes to the course

Realisation of the on line practical course and participation to presentiel course are mandatory.
Medical certificates must be rendered within 72H to Mme Defaweux, 1st assistant: Department of Histology, B36, +4 (Tour of Pharmacy).
 On-line work iis validated by a result of 70% to the final QUIZZ. This must be done before 10h of the day before the presential course. This validation will be controled. The non realization of the on line work will be considered as non justified absence.  



Institute of Human Histology Avenue de l'hôpital 1, B36, T4, +4 B-4000 LIEGE, Sart-Tilman Phone: 04/366 51 71
Questions related to the theorical course: contact the Professor during the course or by the forum on e-campus or take an appointment at the secretary or by e-mail: pascale.quatresooz@uliege.be. Contact for pratical course: phone: 04/366 51 74.

Association of one or more MOOCs

The MOOC entitled 'Introduction à l'Histologie (M1)' is associated with this course.