Courses & Units

Histology CXA625


This unit will introduce you to the fundamental theoretical and practical concepts and principles of histology.
The unit provides you with an in-depth study of histological methodologies including fixation, decalcification, processing and section cutting of normal tissues and techniques to stain specific structures. The normal structure of biological tissues and organs at the microscopic level is studied. You will develop microscopy skills in the practicals to allow critical analysis of prepared sections and thus define normal structure of tissues and organs.
The unit also gives you the opportunity to develop and practice your communication skills in written, diagrammatic and oral contexts, face to face and on-line.


Unit name Histology
Unit code CXA625
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Health and Medicine
School of Health Sciences
Discipline Health Sciences
Coordinator Mr Sam Brake
Delivered By University of Tasmania


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Launceston Semester 1 On-Campus International Domestic


International students
Domestic students

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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 21/2/2022 22/3/2022 11/4/2022 29/5/2022

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Learning Outcomes

  • Demonstrate practical and theoretical knowledge of histological techniques and principles.
  • Differentiate and describe the microscopic structures of various biological tissues and organs.
  • Relate differences observed in tissue structure to the functional differences of the tissues and organs.
  • Demonstrate high level professional communication skills by communicating scientific information effectively using a variety of writing conventions and formats including annotated diagrams
  • Identify microscopic histological structures to determine tissue origin and basic function.
  • Apply knowledge and demonstrate use of safe laboratory techniques and practices.
Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2 Domestic Full Fee
019909 $1,002.00 $1,002.00 not applicable $2,354.00

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AssessmentTest or quiz (10%)|Examination - invigilated (externally - Exams Office) (40%)|Log/Workbook (25%)|Assignment (25%)
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Eroschenko, VA 2012, DiFirores Atlas of Histology with functional correlations, 12th edn, Lippincott, Williams and Wilkins, Baltimore
(ISBN 978 145 111 3419)


Bancroft, JD & Gamble, M, Theory and Practice of Histological Techniques, Churchill Livingstone, London
Bancroft, JD & Stevens, A, Theory and Practice of Histological Techniques, Churchill Livingstone, London
Stevens, SA & Lowe, JS, Histology, Elsevier Mosby, Philadelphia

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