Upon completion of the medical cell and developmental biology
part of the course the student should be able to:
- describe the structure of various cell types (especially
mammalian cells) and the structure and function of cell
- describe cell growth and cell division
- present the principles of the regulation of cell function and
- list the common research techniques in cell biology
- display an understanding of gametogenesis, fertilization,
embryonal development (0-40days) and its regulation as well as the
development of embryonal malformations.
- display an understanding of human growth and development.
- identify and describe the basic tissues of the human body and
the microscopic structure of the tissues for understanding their
normal and pathological function
Upon completion of the anatomy part of the course the student
should be able to:
- understand the structure, development and function of the
human body in order to manage the rest of the preclinical and
- identify and describe the structures essential for all medical
doctors in diagnostics and treatment, especially for first aid.
- display common anatomical knowledge for understanding medical
theory and research and for dealing with evidence based
Cell evolution and cell biology, human embryonal development
(embryology), basic tissues which make up the organs
Systemic anatomy: blood, cardiovascular system and lymphatic
system, thorax and respiratory system, abdomen and alimentary
system, urinary system and integument, pelvis and genital systems,
endocrine system, musculoskeletal system and nervous system and
sensory organs. Regional anatomy and topographical anatomy, organ
development and histology integrated with the previous titles.
Examples of the applications of the anatomical knowledge in
|Recommended or required reading
Cell Biology: A.L. Kierszenbaum: Histology and Cell Biology: an
introduction to pathology. Mosby, St Louis, (the latest edition).
Additional material: H.Lodish, A.Berk, C.A.Kaiser, M.Krieger,
M.P.Scott, A.Bretscher, H.Ploegh: Molecular Cell Biology.
W.H.Freeman and Co, New York (the latest edition).
Histology: A.L. Kierszenbaum: Histology and Cell Biology: an
introduction to pathology. Mosby, St Louis, (the latest edition) or
B. Young, J.S. Lowe, A. Stevens, J.W. Heath: Wheater's Functional
Histology, A Text and Colour Atlas. Elsevier, Churchill
Embryology: T.W. Sadler: Langman's Medical Embryology.
Williams&Wilkins co, Baltimore or
H. Sariola, M. Filander, T. Heino, J. Jernvall, J. Partanen, K.
Sainio, M. Salminen, I. Theseleff: Solusta yksilöksi,
Kehitysbiologia. Kustannus Oy Duodecim, 2003
Anatomy textbook: R.L. Drake, A.W. Vogl, A.W.M. Mitchell: Grays
Anatomy for students. Elsevier Churchill Livingstone (latest
edition) or K.L. Moore: Clinically oriented Anatomy, Williams &
Wilkins co (uusin painos)
Atlas: R. Putz, R. Pabst: Sobotta, Atlas of human anatomy, Vols
I-II. Elsevier Urban&Fischer (latest edition) or F.H. Netter:
Atlas of human anatomy.
Neuroanatomy textbook: W.Kahle, H. Leonhardt, W. Platzer: Color
atlas and textbook of human anatomy, Vol III, G. Thieme Publ.,
Stuttgart (latest edition).
collection of essays written by students from previous courses
of Medical cell and developmental biology
histology, pathology and embryology (partly under
H. Gray: Anatomy of the human body (1918)
many atlas books, free access from the computers in the
internet domain of Oulu University. Handouts of the lectures and