Histology of Muscle and Nerves

Learning Objectives

  • Given a histological image, students should be able to identify skeletal, cardiac and smooth muscle
  • Given an image of a cross-section of skeletal muscle, students should be able to label muscle cells, endomysium and perimysium
  • Given a histological image of cardiac, students should be able to identify and explain the function of intercalated discs
  • Given a histological image of smooth muscle, students should be able to determine the direction of contraction
  • Given an electron micrograph of a skeletal or cardiac muscle cell, students should be able to label the components of the sarcomere
  • Given an image of a cross-section of a peripheral nerve, students should be able to identify axons, myelin sheath, endoneurium, perineurium, and epineurium.
  • Given an image of a cross-section of the spinal cord, students should be able to identify the composition of grey and white matter.

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In-class Session

Readiness Assessment Quiz

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