MWF 10:00-10:50 am BO 209 (lecture)
T 2:00-4:50 pm BO 207 (lab)
Goals and Objectives:
The goal of this course is to introduce you to the microscopic anatomy of the human body, with emphasis on light microscopy of human cells, tissues and organs. It is expected that you will achieve a working knowledge of the structure and function of the human body at the level of the tissue and their constituent cells. You will be able to apply this information in pre-professional areas such as medical and dental schools, as well as clinical lab science or graduate school.
One year (8 hours) of Biology
All exams will be lab exams that include tissue identification from photographic and microscope slides. Students should study the assigned text chapters, review lecture notes, and study assigned microscope slides and internet pictures in preparation for the exams. See the following schedule for exam day.
The grade for this class will be based upon your performance on the exams. There will be three lab exams and one comprehensive lab exam.
The final grade is based on the system below: Breakdown for the grade:
90 and above = A Exam 1: 25%
80 - 89 = B Exam 2: 25%
70 - 79 = C Exam 3: 25%
60 - 69 = D Final Exam: 25%
Below 60 = F 100%
See attached syllabus
No late exams will be given. Please see schedule for exams on the attached syllabus.
You are expected to abide by a proper mode of conduct in the histology class, which includes attending all scheduled class meetings and being on time. Additionally, you are expected to achieve a high level of competence in histology by devoting extra time to the study of microscope slides. Additional study time of microscope slides beyond the three-hour lab is essential. You should become familiar with the BO 207 schedule to plan additional study time. Please refer to the current MSU Handbook and Activities Calendar for university policy on academic dishonesty, class attendance, student rights and activities.