Microscopic anatomy, histology and cytology (VO)


Course lecturer:


 Martin Hyden
Course numberB3.06651.10.120
Course codemik.AHZ
Semester of degree program Semester 1
Mode of delivery Presencecourse
ECTS credits2,0
Language of instruction German

Based on the anatomical-physiological understanding, the students are aware of the significance of pathology for the diagnosis of diseases and have acquired a basic understanding of the microscopic anatomy. They can explain the specific relationship between morphological organ architecture and function, explain the principles of tissue structure and are able to describe the morphological structure of the most important organs microscopically. Furthermore, they can establish a connection between regular anatomical structures and pathological changes. Based on the knowledge of the nomenclatures of diagnostic findings and malignancy criteria, the students can describe suitable screening methods, can detect physiological, benign and malignant microscopic cell images, and understand the importance of cell typing, especially in differential diagnostics.

Basics of anatomy and physiology

  • Microscopic anatomy and histology of selected organs (stomach, intestine, liver, pancreas, heart, arteries, veins, lung, brain, kidney, ovary, tube, uterus, cervix, testes and epididymis, prostate, thyroid)
  • Neoplasia (benign changes, malignancy criteria)
  • Gynecological cytodiagnostics (dysplasia, malignant cell images, nomenclatures)
  • Extragenital cytology, particularly the respiratory tract, urinary tract, CNS, serous cavities, lymphnodes and others

Kühnel W. (2011), Taschenatlas der Zytologie, Histologie und mikroskopischen Anatomie, Thieme;
Sobotta, J. & Welsch U. (2005), Sobotta Atlas Histologie, Elsevier;
Welsch u., Kummer W., Deller T. (2018) Histologie: Das Lehrbuch, Urban Fischer;
Hartmann M. et al. (2009), Zytologie, Histologie und mikroskopische Anatomie, Fakultas wuv
Books, journals and websites according to the current state of knowledge in the respective fields.