Medical Student Education

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This page is maintained by the Office of Medical Education. You may contact the OME by email ( or phone (504) 988-6600.




Course Overview

Histology is a first year course designed to provide students with an understanding of the form of structures as seen under the microscope.

Course Goals and Objectives

  • To provide the student with a basic background in histology concerning the properties of cells and cellular interactions with one another as components of tissues and organs. Emphasis is placed on structural-functional correlates at both the light and electron microscopic levels.
  • Students are expected to be able to describe the normal structure and function of various cell types, tissues, and organs, and to differentiate the histological structures from each other on practical examinations.

Syllabus is posted on the course website

Contact Information 

Course Director: David P. Jerrett, DMD, PHD
Office Address: 1430 Tulane Ave., room 3301
Office Phone: (504) 988-2744
Office fax: 504-988-1687

1430 Tulane Ave, New Orleans, LA 70112 504-988-5263