CMBS1112 Histology (4 cr)

Study level:
Advanced studies
Grading scale:
English, Finnish
Responsible organisation:
Department of Biological and Environmental Science
Curriculum periods:
2020-2021, 2021-2022, 2022-2023



The course includes a lecture, four microscopy sessions and two seminars. During the course the course students learn to regognise and analyse histological samples under microscope. The sections are from human and rodent tissues. Student will prepare written reports and give seminar presentations about the samples. Attendance at seminars and microscopy sessions is compulsory.

Assessment details

oral presentation and written report

Learning outcomes

After the course the student:

  • can explain and regognise the structure of normal tissue types. 
  • can use microscopes for the histological samples.

Additional information

The course is primarily offered for students in the Master's programme in Cell and molecular biology


  • ROSS, M.H. & PAWLINA, W.: Histology: A Text and Atlas: With Correlated Cell and Molecular Biology. Revised, updated Sixth Edition, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2010. ISBN-13: 9781451101508, ISBN-10: 1451101503; ISBN: 9781451101508

Completion methods

Method 1

Course is organised every second year (2021-2022, 2023-2024)
Evaluation criteria:
Oral presentation and written report
Select all marked parts
Parts of the completion methods

Teaching (4 cr)

Participation in teaching
Grading scale:
English, Finnish
No published teaching