An introduction to human histology

Course code: 19059
Location: Brighton Courthouse
Day/time:  Wednesday 2pm-4pm Weekly
Starts: 8-May  Ends: 12-Jun

Histology is the study of the microscopic structure of cells, tissues and organ systems and the relationship between these structures and function. In this short course we will explore the laboratory methods used to prepare tissues for microscopic examination and employed to demonstrate the various structural elements within them. The fundamental classification and microscopic appearance of different types of cells and tissues will be outlined as will the makeup of several important organs. For example we might look at the gut, liver and kidney. Some of the changes which occur when disease is present (histopathology) will be briefly mentioned. Microscopic images will be used extensively throughout this course. An opportunity will be provided to use a microscope to examine specimens.

Geoffrey Rolls
Geoffrey Rolls has extensive experience practicing and teaching histology and histotechnology including 30 years as Senior Lecturer in the Department of Laboratory Medicine at RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia. He holds a science degree and a professional Fellowship of the Australian Institute of Medical Scientists. He has a broad interest in histotechnology, particularly in the areas of tissue processing and microtomy and in general histology education. From 2001 to 2013 he acted as a consultant to Leica Biosystems a company that designs and develops histopathology instrumentation. In this role he presented a number of international workshops.

Last updated 4 November 2018