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Māra Pilmane

Study Course Description

Course Description Statuss:Approved
Course Description Version:1.00
Study Course Accepted:24.01.2018
Study Course Information
Course Code:MK_058LQF level:Level 6
Credit Points:6.00ECTS:9.00
Branch of Science:Medicine; Histology and CytologyTarget Audience:Dentistry
Study Course Supervisor
Course Supervisor:Māra Pilmane
Study Course Implementer
Structural Unit:Department of Morphology
The Head of Structural Unit:Māra Pilmane
Contacts:Rīga, Kronvalda bulvāris 9, aaiakatrsu[pnkts]lv, aaiakatrsu[pnkts]lv, +371 67061551
Study Course Planning
Full-Time - 1. Semester No.
Lectures (number)6Lecture Length (academic hours)2Total Contact Hours of Lectures12
Classes (number)16Class Length (academic hours)3Total Contact Hours of Classes48
Total Contact Hours60
Lectures (number)5Lecture Length (academic hours)2Total Contact Hours of Lectures10
Classes (number)10Class Length (academic hours)3Total Contact Hours of Classes30
Total Contact Hours40
Study course description
Preliminary Knowledge:
Cytology. It is advisable to acquire biology, anatomy, physiology and biochemistry simultaneously.
Course Objective: to develop general and specific understanding of human cells, tissues (epithelial, connective, muscle and nerve tissues) and structure of organs, especially those of head, face and neck (oral cavity, including tongue, teeth, lips, salivary glands, and sense organs). Understanding of the necessity of this knowledge in practical work of dentists will be developed and a positive attitude towards this difficult subject will be created. Course description: the concept of all the differentiated organ structures in the human body (gastrointestinal, immune and haematopoietic, heart and blood vessels, neuroendocrine, respiratory, urinary, reproductive), their structural aging changes, and of connection between the above mentioned structures and those of face, jaw and neck.
Topic Layout (Full-Time)
No.TopicType of ImplementationNumberVenue
1Epithelial tissue.Lectures1.00Institute of Anatomy and Anthropology
2Connective tissue.Lectures1.00Institute of Anatomy and Anthropology
3Cartilage. Bone.Lectures1.00Institute of Anatomy and Anthropology
4Development of bones. Temporomandibular joint.Lectures1.00Institute of Anatomy and Anthropology
5Muscle tissue: skeletal muscle, cardiac muscle and smooth muscle.Lectures1.00Institute of Anatomy and Anthropology
6PNS, CNS.Lectures1.00Institute of Anatomy and Anthropology
7Epithelial tissue.Classes1.00Institute of Anatomy and Anthropology
8Connective tissue.Classes1.00Institute of Anatomy and Anthropology
9Blood amd lymph vessels.Classes1.00Institute of Anatomy and Anthropology
10Cartilage. Bone.Classes1.00Institute of Anatomy and Anthropology
11Development of bone.Classes1.00Institute of Anatomy and Anthropology
12Skin. Appendices of the skin.Classes1.00Institute of Anatomy and Anthropology
13Colloquium I. Epithelium. Connective tissue. Cartilage. Bone. Development of bone. Blood vessels. Skin and its appendices.Classes1.00Institute of Anatomy and Anthropology
14Blood.Classes1.00Institute of Anatomy and Anthropology
15Hemopoietic and Immune organs. Tonsils.Classes1.00Institute of Anatomy and Anthropology
16Muscular tissue.Classes1.00Institute of Anatomy and Anthropology
17Nerve system.Classes1.00Institute of Anatomy and Anthropology
18Central nerve system.Classes1.00Institute of Anatomy and Anthropology
19Colloquium II. The blood. Hemopoietic and Immune organs. Muscular and nerve tissues. Nerve system.Classes1.00Institute of Anatomy and Anthropology
20Endocrine glands.Classes1.00auditorium
21Diffuse neuroendocrine system.Classes1.00Institute of Anatomy and Anthropology
22Urinary system.Classes1.00Institute of Anatomy and Anthropology
23Reproductive system.Lectures1.00Institute of Anatomy and Anthropology
24Oral cavity: tooth development and structure I.Lectures1.00Institute of Anatomy and Anthropology
25Oral cavity: tooth structure II.Lectures1.00Institute of Anatomy and Anthropology
26Sense organ: organ of vision.Lectures1.00Institute of Anatomy and Anthropology
27Sense organs: organ of hearing.Lectures1.00Institute of Anatomy and Anthropology
28Reproductive system.Classes1.00Institute of Anatomy and Anthropology
29Lip, tongue.Classes1.00Institute of Anatomy and Anthropology
30Tooth development.Classes1.00Institute of Anatomy and Anthropology
31Functional morphology of the main salivary glands. Oesophagus.Classes1.00Institute of Anatomy and Anthropology
32Stomach. Small and large intestine. Appendix vermiformis.Classes1.00Institute of Anatomy and Anthropology
33Liver, pancreas, gall bladder.Classes1.00Institute of Anatomy and Anthropology
34Colloquium III: gastrointestinal system.Classes1.00Institute of Anatomy and Anthropology
35Nose, paranasal cavities. Larynx, trachea, lungs.Classes1.00Institute of Anatomy and Anthropology
36Organ of vision. Organ of hearing.Classes1.00Institute of Anatomy and Anthropology
37Seminarium: respiratory system, sense organs.Classes1.00Institute of Anatomy and Anthropology
Unaided Work:
The students study the given readings and literature independently in accordance with the topics of the course; they analyse the structure of histological slides in the laboratory and prepare the protocols of their practical work.
Assessment Criteria:
-Laboratory class protocols of appropriate quality, finished and submitted in due time; -Participation in Colloquia and demonstration of the acquired theoretical knowledge and practical skills during the test; -Oral examination at the end of the course. During the examination the students’ theoretical knowledge of tissue and organ morphology and practical skills in analysing specimens and schematic images are tested. Students show how to specify age-related changes in tissues and organs. They demonstrate their understanding of development of relevant processes and functions of tissues and organs especially in all the structures of the oral cavity as well as the ability to relate morphology with processes.
Final Examination (Full-Time):Exam (Oral)
Final Examination (Part-Time):
Learning Outcomes
Knowledge:Upon successful completion of the course students will be able to describe the cell structure of the differentiated body tissue and organs; indicate correlations between the face, jaw and neck structures and those of different body tissue and organs; explain aging changes of structures; distinguish the role of histology in cases of different changes in teeth and jaw, and face structures.
Skills:Students will be able to: - identify face, jaw and neck structures in routinely stained histological slides; - differentiate main tissue groups in histological schemes; - work with special literature, record, describe and display prepared histological specimens; - prepare reports and give presentations on issues of histology.
Competencies:Students will be able to recognize embryonic tissue and organ morphology and structure in clinical specimens and pictures of the science of morphology. They will be able to distinguish between healthy and pathological tissues particularly in oral mucosa and tooth structure. The students will be able to evaluate the quality and methods of specimens and the way they might be used in clinic.
1Grant Ph.R. Oral Cells and Tissues, Quintessence Publishing Co, 2003, pp. 430, and the last eds.
2Nanci A. Ten Cate’s Oral Histology, Mosby, 2003, pp. 445, 6th ed. and the following eds.
3Ten Cate A.R. Oral Histology, Development, Structure and Function, St. Louis: Mosby – Year Bookm Inc., pp. 532, the last eds.
4Bath-Balogh M. Illustrated Dental Embryology, Histology and Anatomy, Elsevier Saunders, 2006, pp. 403, 2nd ed. and the following eds
5Avery J.K., Essentials of Oral Histology and Embryology, Mosby Elsevier, 2006, pp. 241, 3rd ed. and all following eds.
6Fawcett D.W and E.Raviola. Bloom and Fawcett. A Textbook of Histology, Chapman and Hall, pp. 964, the last edition.
7Bradley R.M. Essentials in Oral Physiology. Mosby, the last eds.
8Orban's Oral Histology and Embryology. Ed. by S.N. Bhaskar, Mosby, St.Lonis, pp. 489, the last eds.
9Sadler T.W., Langman’s Medical Embryology, (ed. W.Thomas), Lippincot Williams& Wilkins, 2004, pp. 371, 10th ed. and all following eds.
10Berkovitz B.K.B., G.R. Holland, B.J.Moxham, A Color Atlas and Text of Oral Anatomy, Histology and Embryology, Mosby-Wolfe, the last eds.
11Carlson, B.M., Human Embryology and Developmental Biology, Mosby, 2004, pp. 527, 3rd ed. and all following eds.
12Ecker, Ph.M., Simbryo, Lippincot Williams & Wilkins, 2004, 1 compactdisc and book, vers. 1.1., also the following eds.
1oDatubāze Access Medicine:
2-Junqueira’s Basic Histology, 13th Edition, Anthony L. Mescher, PhD, The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc., 2013; grāmatu meklēt manuāli/search the book manually → Readings → Basic science → Histology
3oDatubāze ClinicalKey:
4-Netter's Essential Histology, Second Edition, Ovalle, William K., Saunders, 2013, ISBN: 978-1-4557-0631-0
5-Elsevier's Integrated Histology, Telser, Alvin G., Mosby, Inc., 2007, ISBN-13: 978-0-323-03388-6
6-Wheater's Functional Histology, Sixth Edition, Young, Barbara, Churchill Livingstone, 2014, ISBN: 978-0-7020-4747-3, ISBN: 978-0-7020-4746-6
7-Histology and Cell Biology: An Introduction to Pathology, Third Edition, Kierszenbaum, Abraham L., Saunders Inc., 2012, ISBN: 978-0-323-07842-9
8-Histology: An Identification Manual, Tallitsch, Robert B., Mosby Inc., 2009, ISBN: 978-0-323-04955-9
9-Histology and Cell Biology: An Introduction to Pathology, Third Edition, Kierszenbaum, Abraham L., Saunders, 2012, ISBN: 978-0-323-07842-9