Histology of Connective Tissue

Learning Objectives

  • Students should be able to list and describe the functions of the extracellular components of connective tissue and the cell(s) that produce those components.
  • Given a histological image, students should be able to distinguish loose, dense irregular and dense regular connective tissues and describe the roles of each.
  • Given a histological image, students should be able to distinguish white and brown adipose tissue and the differences in function.
  • Students should be able to identify the different classes of cartilage and explain the mechanical properties and functions of each.
  • Given a histological image of a long bone, students should be able to distinguish compact bone and trabecular bone.
  • Given a histological image of bone, students should be able to identify osteoblasts, osteocytes, and osteoclasts.
  • Given an image of an osteon, students should be able to label blood vessels, osteocytes and fidopodia.
  • Given a histological image of bone, students should be able to distinguish bone modeling from bone remodeling.
  • Given a histological image of growing, long bone, students should be able to identify and explain the function of the growth plate, and the changes in chondrocytes.

Before the Session

Read the background material

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Watch the videos

In-class Session

Readiness Assessment Quiz

Team-Based Questions