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Academic year 2014-2015Value date : 12/05/2015
VETE0089-1  Histology of domestic animals I

Duration :  27h Th, 50h Pr
Number of credits :  
Bachelor in veterinary medicine, 2nd year7
Lecturer :  Nadine Antoine, Luc Grobet
Coordinator :  Nadine Antoine
Language(s) of instruction :  
French language
Organisation and examination :  
All year long
Course contents :  
The course of general histology of domestic animals aims at describing the various healthy tissues of the animal organism. When a tissue predominates in an organ, it is responsible for its main function. The organs are integrated in systems ensuring the great functions of the organism.
Learning outcomes of the course :  
Theoretic courses:
To know The objective of the theoretic course is to teach the students the morphological and functional features of the different tissues of the organism. The main tissues we will study are: - The epithelial tissues - The connective tissues - The muscle tissues - The nervous tissues This course is an indispensable knowledge before studying the organs. The students will move on to this subject in their third year in the course of special Histology of domestic animals.
To make
Starting from a pure descriptive approach the student will have to be able to establish a relationship between the examined morphology and the function of the cell or the tissue being studied.
To be
The opportunity of observing virtual histological preparations on eCampus offer the possibility to the students to work in groups, exchange different point of view, acquire critical spirit, and stimulate mutual aid.
Prerequisites and co-requisites/ Recommended optional programme components :  
Course of biology.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods :  
During the practical course sessions, histological preparations of the different tissues are put at the students' disposal so that they can examine the cellular morphology, the way the cells are organized to form tissues, the localization of these different tissues and their interrelations whatever may be the histological colour. Practical session's progress: - Class begins with a presentation of diagrams and Power Point slides illustrating the main structures to identify on the preparations. - Then the students work on their own on the basis of the practical work syllabus as well as the other didactic aids at their disposal (histology books,virtual histological preparations on ecampus plateform). If necessary they can ask assistant lecturers or graduate assistants for help to carry out their processes. Students must attend practice classes. Unjustified absence will be sanctioned
Mode of delivery (face-to-face ; distance-learning) :  
Recommended or required readings :  
A syllabus of the theoretic course and a textbook for the practical work are available at the "Office des cours". A histology atlas on CD-Rom realized on the basis of the preparations analyzed throughout the year is also available at the same office. This atlas can be easily installed on the students' personal computer or on the computers of the multimedia room. A space is reserved for the education of General Histology on the platform ecampus.
Reference books
Applied veterinary histology - William Banks- Third edition- 1993 Mosby Internet sites
Assessment methods and criteria :  
During the school year, the students will have to fill in prerequisite test which will be available on the net.  This exercises will never be marked in any way. The students who did not perform these tests in time and this without valid reason will be excluded from the room of practical works. Three written and marked tests (QCM, True-False, QROC..) will also be proposed to the students during the school year. They will be worth 10% of the final mark. The theoretical exam is a written exam including four open questions. It will be worth 60% of the final mark. The practical work exam is an oral exam. The student will have to recognize cells or tissues on histological preparations which may or may not have been examined during the school year. He/She will not be asked to recognize any organ. The student will nevertheless have to be able to establish a connection between his/her practical and theoretical knowledge. Being only able to recognize a tissue is not satisfactory enough to pass. The student will have to prove that he/she can deal with his/her subject with sense and structure. The practical work exam is worth 30% of the final mark.
Work placement(s) :  
Organizational remarks :  
Contacts :  
Professors: N. Antoine; L. Grobet phone number : +32/4/366.40.81 ; +32/4/366.40.80

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