Epithelia

Learning Objectives

  • Given a histological image, students should be able to classify epithelia based on the shape and number of cell layers and any surface specializations.
  • Students should be able to describe how the organization, thickness, surface specializations, and turnover of an epithelium reflect its function.
  • Students should be able to explain how changes in environment can lead to changes in the type of epithelium.

Before the Session

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In-class Session

Readiness Assessment Quiz

Team-Based Questions