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Histology - Embryology I (5 ECTS)

The course Histology - Embryology 1 aims to equip students with knowledge on the structure and functions of the human cell. Different types of human tissues, such as epithelial, connective, bone and cartilage, muscular, blood, neural, cardiovascular, immune and lymphoid are discussed and practical laboratory training is provided. Lectures cover topics including the menstrual cycle, mitosis and meiosis, spermatogenesis and ovarian follicle development, as well as the process of reproduction, the stages of embryo and placental development and the associated congenital anomalies. Furthermore, a variety of important aspects of crucial mechanisms, such as cellular signaling and senescence, apoptosis and carcinogenesis, are being elucidated.

Learning outcomes

Students who complete this course will be familiar with the structure and functions of the human cell.


Head Professor: Vassilis Gorgoulis