Histology & Embryology Textbooks

Histology & Embryology Textbooks Course Number  OPT- 1011

Two Textbooks are Required for this First Year course level  OPT- 1011

Histology (text only) 6th (Sixth) edition by M. H. Ross,W. Pawlina Paperback – 2010

2nd Textbook Required

Human Embryology and Developmental Biology, 5th Edition

“Master the concepts you need to know with Human Embryology and Developmental Biology. Dr. Bruce M. Carlson’s clear explanations provide an easy-to-follow “road map” through the most up-to-date scientific knowledge, giving you a deeper understanding of the key information you need to know for your courses, exams, and ultimately clinical practice”.

Human Embryology and Developmental Biology

Educational and Intellectual Outcome

The aim of this first year course in Histology and Embryology OPT-1011, integrated course is to provide the necessary knowledge on the organization and development of cells and tissues in the human body.

We accomplish this through the study of different microscopy approaches (optic and electronic), structure and development of mammalian organisms, which are investigated, allowing us to acquire information fundamental for the subsequent study of physiology, pathologic anatomy, pathologic physiology and clinical disciplines for human treatment and diagnosis of diseases.

Through this detailed and integrated study of Cytology, Histology and Embryology, you, as the student will learn:

The beauty of the design and the wisdom in creation of the human body. As such you will delve carefully into:

  • The microscopic anatomy of cells, tissues and organs, with an emphasis on the relationships between structure and function; to describe and discuss, using the appropriate terminology, specific morphological organizations; the molecular mechanisms of cell differentiation, histogenesis and embryogenesis, gametogenesis, fertilization and the early stages of embryonic development.
  • The mechanisms and processes of the very first miraculous formative embryonic layers formation; and the development of human organs and apparatus.
  • Principles and mechanisms of morphogenesis and dysmorphogenesis


Exams consists in a practical test of microscopic identification of tissues and an oral examination on
cytological, histological and embryological topics.