Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences
Department of Genetics and Bioengineering

Code Name Level Year Semester
GBE 105 Histology and Embryology Undergraduate 1 Spring
Status Number of ECTS Credits Class Hours Per Week Total Hours Per Semester Language
5 127 English

Instructor Assistant Coordinator
Monia Avdić - Ibrišimović, Assist. Prof. Dr. Assist.Prof.Dr. Monia Avdić Monia Avdić - Ibrišimović, Assist. Prof. Dr.
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This course provides a broad overview of cellular composition, their integration into tissues, all tissue type structures, their integration into organs. It provides students an introduction to tissue and organ structure and function. The first part of the course focuses on main tissue types: epidermis, connective tissue, muscle and nervous tissue. The second part of the course focus on major organ systems including: circulatory system, lymphoid system, digestive system, respiratory system, urogenital system, endocrine system, sensory system. The third part of the course focuses on the basics of human embryology and the development of a zygote into an entire organism.

The cognitive, affective and behavioral objectives of this course are following:

• Providing a theoretical and applied knowledge in the field of histology and embriology
• Comprehending the cellular components of various tissue types
• Understanding the metabolism of cells within various tissue
• Learning normal normal tissue composition within various organs
• Providing a basis for understanding pathological findings
• Learning to recognize various tissue types and organs on histological slides
• Providing basic embryological knowledge

  1. Introduction to histology
  2. Epithelial Tissue
  3. Connective Tissue
  4. Nerve and Muscle Tissue
  5. Workshop 1
  6. Circulatory System and Blood
  7. Hemopoiesis and Immune System
  8. Midterm Exam
  9. Digestive system and associated organs
  10. Respiratory System and Urinary System
  11. Skin and Endocrine Glands
  12. Male and Female Reproductive System
  13. Special Sense organs & Workshop 2
  14. Embryology 1
  15. Embryology 2

  1. Beginning of Classes
  2. Epithelial Tissue
  3. Connective Tissue
  4. Nerve and Muscle Tissue
  5. Workshop 1

  1. Circulatory System and Blood
  2. Hemopoiesis and Immune System
  3. Midterm Exam Week
  4. Digestive system and associated organs
  5. Respiratory System and Urinary System
  6. Skin and Endocrine Glands
  7. Male and Female Reproductive System
  8. Preparation for Lab Final
  9. Lab Final Exam

  • Interactive Lectures
  • Practical Sessions
  • Presentation
  • Discussions and group work
  • Student debates
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Learning outcomes
  • Understand the cellular composition of tissues
  • Distinguish histological slides
  • Know the basic cellular and tissue composition of organs
  • Comprehend basics of embryological development from zygote to organism
  • Learn basic concepts of various cell type functions and metabolism within tissues and organs
  • Understand the integration of cells into tissues, organs and organ systems
  • 1. Junqueira, L. C., &Carneiro, J. (2005). Basic histology text and atlas, 11th ed. London, UK: McGraw Hill.
  • 2. Sadler, T. W. (2011). Langman\'s medical embryology, 12th ed. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.

ECTS (Allocated based on student) WORKLOAD
Activities Quantity Duration (Hour) Total Work Load
Lecture (14 weeks x Lecture hours per week)15230
Laboratory / Practice (14 weeks x Laboratory/Practice hours per week)15230
Midterm Examination (1 week)122
Final Examination(1 week)122
Preparation for Midterm Examination11212
Preparation for Final Examination11515
Assignment / Homework/ Project11818
Seminar / Presentation11818
Total Workload: 127
ECTS Credit (Total workload/25): 5