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GI Histology Content Objectives

GI Histology Core Objective:  By the end of the unit, all of the terms in the printed checklist (to be distributed in class) should be part of your working vocabulary (i.e., you should no longer need a dictionary or atlas to define the terms or to identify the associated structures).  Specific objectives include the basic tissue composition, function, and appearance in each region and layer of the GI tract, including glands, specialized cell types, and other special features, as well as basic tissue elements.

Introductory Study Guide
Checklist of GI Histology Terms
SAQ
Questions and slides available for self-assessment
(and advanced learning).
Specific Objectives

Understand the basic tissue structure
for the following Layers of the GI tract.
(Basic terms are linked to descriptions and/or images.)

Connective Tissue

Understand the basic tissue structure and function for the following
Principal Regions / Organs
of the GI tract.
(Most terms are linked to basic descriptions and/or images.)


Understand the basic tissue structure and function
for the following glands of the GI tract.
(Most terms are linked to basic descriptions and/or images.)

Salivary Glands
Pancreas
Liver
Serous Glands
Mucous Glands
Gastric Glands
Intestinal Crypts
Esophageal Glands
Brunner's Glands

 

Glands of Other Systems
(for comparison and/or review)

(Bulbo-urethral Glands)
(Cervical Glands)

Miscellaneous

Overview of Glands

(Lacrimal Glands)

Understand the location, function, and appearance
for the following Specialized Cell Types of the GI Tract.
Visual recognition is not expected for cells in parentheses.
(Most terms are linked to basic descriptions and/or images.)


Understand the use of the following terms used to describe
special histological features of the GI tract.
(Most terms are linked to basic descriptions and/or images.)


Understand the location, function, and appearance
of the Basic Tissues which comprise the GI tract.


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SIUC / School of Medicine / Anatomy / David King

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Last updated:  15 March 2004 / dgk