1st Bachelor in Medical Biology -

Histological techniques and laboratory

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ECTS Credits2
Number of Hours (h/year)30
Teaching staffHEMELAERS, Laurent
Course UnitCompulsory
TermQuad. 1 and 2

Cellular structure

Aims and Objectives

To acquire theoretical basic notions as regards histological techniques. To learn how to cut embedded tissues and make stains.

Understand the rule of each staining


Collection of specimens: histologic and cytologic tissues



Inclusion and embedding.

Use of microtomes and cryostats

Staining theory

Routine stains, stains of carbohydrates...

Practical activities (tissue stains and sections): hematoxylin-eosin, Regaud hematoxilin, alcian blue, PAS


HOULD R., Techniques d'histopathologie, Ed. Décarie Montréal, 1984

STEVENS et LOWE, Histologie humaine, Ed. De Boeck Université, (traduction française 1997)

GANTER P. et JOLLES G., Histochimie I et II, Ed. Gauthier Villars, 1969

GABE M., Techniques histologiques, Masson, 1968

Histotechnology, A self instructional text, Freida L. Carson, ASCP Press, 1997

Teaching and Learning MethodsLectures
Assessment MethodsWritten examinations
Projects or practical work
Continuous assessment

Partic and theoric exam


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