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Course : Histology

Course Number
BIOL 4444
Section Number
Fall 2022
Bolin Hall, 213
Days & Times
Final Exam Day/Time
Thursday, December 08, 2022 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
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The goal of this course is to introduce you to the microscopic anatomy of the human body, with emphasis on light microscopy of human cells, tissues and organs. It is expected that you will achieve a working knowledge of the structure and function of the human body at the level of the tissue and their constituent cells. You will be able to apply this information in pre-professional areas such as medical and dental schools, as well as clinical lab science or graduate school.

You are expected to abide by a proper mode of conduct in the histology class, which includes attending all scheduled class meetings and being on time. Additionally, you are expected to achieve a high level of competence in histology by devoting extra time to the study of microscope slides. Additional study time of microscope slides beyond the three-hour lab is essential. You should become familiar with the BO 207 schedule to plan additional study time. Please refer to the current MSU Handbook and Activities Calendar for university policy on academic dishonesty, class attendance, student rights and activities.

Examination Material:


               The exams will consist of lab exams (3) that include tissue identification from photographic and  microscope slides, and two written lecture exams. Students should study the assigned text chapters,      review lecture notes, and study assigned microscope slides and Internet images in preparation for    the exams. See the preceding schedule for exam dates.


               Grade Determination:


    The grade for this class will be based upon your performance on the exams. There will be three lab exams and two lecture exams, and none of them will be comprehensive. The highest exam           grade will be counted twice.


               The final grade is based on the system below: Grade Breakdown:

               90 and above  =         A                                Lab Exams (3):           50%

               80 - 89             =         B                                 Lecture Exams (2):     33%

               70 - 79             =         C                                 Highest Exam             17%

               60 - 69             =         D                                                                   100%

                       Below 60         =         F                                                        

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