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330034 UE Histology and Cytology (2020W)

Continuous assessment of course work

Die Plätze dieser LV werden vorrangig an Studierende vergeben, die das Fach als Pflichtlehrveranstaltung im Curriculum (Modul 13.4) absolvieren müssen.
Im Falle einer VERHINDERUNG an der Teilnahme ist eine ABMELDUNG innerhalb der Abmeldefrist UNBEDINGT ERFORDERLICH, da bei Abbruch und unentschuldigtem Fernbleiben eine negative Bewertung erfolgt.
Abmeldungen außerhalb dieser Frist können nur mit Nachweis eines triftigen Grundes (z.B. Erkrankung) erfolgen.



max. 60 participants
Language: German



LV Termine:

Mo 18.01.2021 09:30 - 11:30, online
Di 19.01.2021 13:00 - 16:00, online
Mi 20.01.2021 08:30 - 11:30, online
Do 21.01.2021 13:00 - 16:00, online
Fr 22.01.2021 08:30 - 11:30, online
Mo 25.01.2021 08:30 - 11:30, online
Di 26.01.2021 13:00 - 16:00, online
Mi 27.01.2021 08:30 - 11:30, online
Do 28.01.2021 13:00 - 16:00, online
Fr 29.01.2021 08:30 - 11:00, online


Aims, contents and method of the course

Because of the current Covid-situation, we – unfortunately – have to plan this histology course as online-learning event.
1) For the time slots of the online meetings, see the published schedule.
You´ll receive information on technical details (online platform we use, how to access the online meeting) after Christmas holidays – 2nd week of January 2021 – latest.
Your participation in the meetings will be checked. You are allowed to skip two meetings maximum; contents of missed units have to be learned on one´s own.

2) At the moment, we are designing a Moodle-course with all the information you need. We´ll make it public online at the beginning of January.

3) Each unit will consist of a PowerPoint presentation focussing on theoretical knowledge and of a “practical part” where we will use virtual microscopy. The virtual microscope of the Medical University of Vienna (https://m3e.meduniwien.ac.at/vm/ ) will be supplemented with all samples, which are topic of the histology course for nutritional scientists.

4) In the last unit of this course, you usually are free to have a look at all the slides you want to see once again. This unit is planned as a question/answer meeting. So please have a thorough look at the samples on your own via virtual microscopy. We are happy to answer all the questions that turn up during our last course on the 29th of January.

5) In addition to your active participation in our online meetings, you´ll have to pass a final exam. These exams will take place as oral digital exams. Dates from which you can choose will be published at the beginning of January.

The focus of the practical course „Histology and Cytology“ is on the structure/function relationship of tissues and organ systems – most relevant for students of nutritional sciences: digestive tract + excretory system.
The students will study histological slides via virtual microscopy; they will learn to diagnose the tissue/organ and to detect relevant structures within. The theoretical background will be presented via PowerPoint lectures in online sessions.

Assessment and permitted materials

active participation in the online units (absence from two units maximum is tolerated); oral exam via online meeting; dates from which you can choose will be published at the beginning of January

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

active participation in the course (2x absence with valid excuse permitted),
Oral exam:
What you should know:
1) Basic structures of tissue/organ: identify them, know the scientific terms and find them for yourself in the microscopic sample
2) Organ: be able to characterize overall and detailed structure
3) Cells: name and characterize the different types of cells in a tissue/organ
4) Cells-tissue-organ: structural/functional relations
5) Ultrastructure: cell-organelles/intracellular structures: structural/functional relations (examples discussed in the course)

Examination topics

microscopic diagnosis of the tissues and organs introduced in the course, questions relating to structure and function of the aforementioned tissues and organs

Reading list

Association in the course directory

Last modified: Th 17.12.2020 11:09