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Histology, microscopy, anatomy and disease
Histology, microscopy, anatomy and disease

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4 Summary of Week 3

By this stage in the course you should be able to identify some additional tissue types, including thyroid, breast, different types of muscle, kidney, bone, some types of cartilage and some areas of the CNS.

In this week specifically we have highlighted the relationship between the structure of a tissue and its function. We have also alerted you to the possibility that many tissues vary in their appearance, depending on normal physiological changes. A section that appears ‘atypical’ may not appear as such because of a pathological change.

In Week 4 you will be examining some tissues which do have pathological changes, and you will gain some insight into how histology is used for the diagnosis of disease.

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