25 September 2014

Histology of Integument

You will notice in this histology lab that it is described two-dimensionally as a cross-section of coiled up spaghetti. Check out the image (posted below the video) to see why. 

Tissue and Cells looked at are: Thick skin, Thin Skin, ductal systems and corpuscles in both, and specifically an axilla.

The learning objectives are:
1. Be able to identify the strata of both thick and thin skin
2. Recognize the morphological changes of Keratinocytes as they rise through the layers of the epidermis
3. list three other cell types that also occur in the epidermis
4. Be able to identify the two basic layers of the dermis
5. Be able to identify the appendages of skin and their subcomponents

This video guides you through the basic histology of the Integument System. 

This image is a three-dimensional depiction of the eccrine sweat gland. The photo is embedded from "HowStuffWorks" - an article entitled "Understanding Eccrine Sweat Glands"

Courtesy of William Krause, PhD . 
These videos will orient you to each cell and tissue type as well as prepare you for medical practice
Dr. Krause made these videos to help his class in learning and studying histology. Because of overwhelming demand, he would like to make them available world-wide.
Used and uploaded with full permission of William Krause, PhD (The Producer and narrator). 

Dr. Krause is a member of the Department of Pathology and Anatomical Sciences at the University of Missouri. He has won several awards for teaching at the School of Medicine and is the author of many books including a study guide to go along with this video series:

Please be encouraged to visit Dr. Krause's webpage 

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