2023-2024 / HISL0542-1

General and human histology


20h Th, 10h Pr

Number of credits

 Bachelor in pharmacy3 crédits 


Chantal Humblet

Language(s) of instruction

French language

Organisation and examination

Teaching in the first semester, review in January


Schedule online

Units courses prerequisite and corequisite

Prerequisite or corequisite units are presented within each program

Learning unit contents

In the body, cells with similar morphology and function form groups called simple tissues (ex: epithelial tissue). When several types of cells form a tissue, it is called compound tissue (ex: nervous tissue). The tissues are associated to form organs with a specific function.
In this course, we will study:

  • epithelial tissue
  • connective tissue
  • muscular tissue
  • nervous tissue
  • blood cells
Examples of tissue associations will be described in some organs (ex: the glomerular filtration barrier in the kidney, the relations of hepatocytes with the blood vessels and the biliary canalicule, the skin...)

Learning outcomes of the learning unit

The objectives are to establish a parallelism between the morphology and the function of cells and tissues and to understand how some groups of cells function togethet to play a specific role

Prerequisite knowledge and skills


Co-requisites: anatomy, physiology and biochemistry

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Theoric courses: and workshop

(face-to-face )

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

Face-to-face course

Additional information:


Recommended or required readings

pdf of the slides

Recommended (but non obligatory) lecture: Histology and Cell Biology; An introduction to Pathology. A.L. KierszenbaumMosby. Elsevier

Exam(s) in session

Any session

- In-person

written exam ( open-ended questions )

Additional information:

Written examination

(integration of theorical and practical notions)

Work placement(s)

No stages

Organisational remarks and main changes to the course



Chantal Humblet
Laboratory of Histology Cytology
B23, niveau 3, local 3/3
04 366 24 03

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