Cell Biology - Histology

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Cell Biology - Histology

  • Host University

    Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

  • Location

    Amsterdam, The Netherlands

  • Area of Study


  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • ECTS Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    At the end of this course you will be able to

    • explain the relation between the shape and the function of cells
    • explain how cells together form a tissue, with the digestive system as an example.
    • analyse histological preparations using light microscopy.
    • draw the structure and organelles of the cell, and explain their role in functioning of the cell.
    • analyse ultrastructures of the cell using data derived form the electron microscope.
    • explain how intracellular proteins and lipids are transported to reach their subcellular destination.
    • describe the different signal transduction pathways and layers of organization that underlie the regulation of cellular processes.
    • mathematically model the connectivity of signal transduction pathways.

    The course Cell biology - Histology forms the basis of all cellular courses of the Bachelor Biomedical Sciences. This course builds on
    existing knowledge, obtained from pre-university education, on DNA, proteins and cells as building blocks for organisms. The histology part
    will provide insight into how different cell types together form a tissue, and as such forms a frame work for later cell biology parts in
    the course were we will focus on the molecular processes in the cell and biochemical cellular interactions within tissues.

    Lectures, Practical(s), Workshops

    The grading procedure will be as follows:
    • Exam Histology 40% (digital)
    • Exam Cell Biology 60% (digital)

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