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BIOL 530 - Histology

Class Session: Thursday, August 24, 2017 - Friday, December 08, 2017

Credit: 4 semester hours of undergraduate/graduate credit

Instructors: Robert Ogilvie, Roger Sawyer

Note: All prospective students are required to read this document which includes important information about this course. The document includes a link to a very informative 6 minute video about this course.


Course Description

An introduction to the tissues that make up the human body. The microscopic anatomy of tissues is examined and discussed in terms of function and physiology. Note: Three lecture hours and four laboratory hours per week.


General Information

This course in histology involves learning the microscopic architecture and function of cells, tissues and organs of the human body. Graduate students who enroll in this course will be afforded the opportunity to compare human and animal histology. The course content is presented via interactive lectures and virtual labs. A unique feature of this course is the use of virtual microscopy to examine specimens over the Internet using a browser interface instead of a microscope. Learning is facilitated by practice quizzes and assessed by both open- and closed-book examinations.


Course Delivery Type

A Web course is taught using one or more web delivery platforms such as Blackboard, Streaming Video, Adobe Connect etc. Students must have access to a high-speed Internet connection. More information will be provided by the instructor in the course syllabus.

(100% asynchronous - if course has any online or face-to-face meetings, live attendance will not be required. For any such sessions, there will be alternative ways to view or obtain the material covered).


Course Materials

The text for this course is "Histology Laboratory Exercises: A Guide for Study of WebMic Specimens" by R. W. Ogilvie, University Press, Medical University of South Carolina, 2016, 7th Edition It will be available from the USC University Bookstore in the Russell House Student Union, Greene Street, Columbia, SC, 803-777-4160 (toll free at 888-654-5320). Online text ordering is available through the bookstore Web site www.shopgamecocks.com. Delivery options are in-store pickup or UPS shipping (Ground, Second Day, or Next Day). Students are required to indicate their course section to order online; there will be a "J" prefix on the course SECTION number for this course. Contact the bookstore for questions about the online ordering system.


Syllabus Information

Enrolled students will be able to view in Blackboard.


Assignment Information

Open book quizzes, online exams, and discussion questions will be through Blackboard.


Information is accurate as of November 23, 2017, 10:28 pm (Subject to change)



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