Watch this medical education video about the heart in order to improve your histology knowledge of the cardiovascular system!
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Your lecturer is Professor Geoff Meyer. He is currently teaching at the School of Anatomy, Physiology and Human Biology at the University of Western Australia (UWA). As a leading anatomy and histology expert he is also coordinating the Federative International Program for Anatomical Terminologies (FIPAT) of the International Federation of Associations of Anatomists (IFAA). Besides medical research on the ovarian function, steroidogenesis, corpus luteum, angiogenesis, and microcirculation, Geoff Meyer’s research activities also focus on developing innovative, computer-aided learning and teaching tools. For his inventiveness, Geoff Meyer has received a number of awards, including the Australian University Teaching Award.
The video “Heart (Summary)” is the last chapter of the lecture “Heart (Introduction)” of the online medical course “Human Organ Systems”. It gives you an excellent insight into main findings about the histological structure of the heart.
You will learn more about:
1. Elements of the heart:
– Importance of the endothelium
– Atria of the heart
– Ventricles of the heart
– Blood circulation
– Heart wall layers (epicardium, myocardium and endocardium)
– Cardiac muscle fibers
– Electrical impulses
– Sinoatrial node
– Purkinje fibers
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Diagrams used in this presentation were taken from:
Concise Histology by Leslie P. Gartner and James L. Hiatt (July 2010) Elsevier
Histology and Cell Biology, An introduction to Pathology by Albert L. Kierszenbaum and Laura L. Tres (2012) Elsevier
Histological images used in this presentation were taken from:
Meyer’s Histology: http://histology-online.com
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