- Formatted and organized as a simple, intuitive student guide.
- The first and only compendium designed as a supplement to the classical full-curriculum textbooks
- All text is presented in bullets, lists, tables and diagrams for ease of use
This book has been designed to help medical students succeed with their histology classes, while using less time on studying the curriculum. The text is intended as a supplement to the classical full-curriculum textbooks normally used by the students for theirhistology classes. Covering the same curriculum as the classical textbooks, from basic tissue histology to the histology of specific organs, this book is formatted and organized in a much simpler and intuitive way. Almost all text is formatted in bullets or put intostructured tables. This makes it quick and easy to digest, helping the student get a good overview of the curriculum. It is easy to locate specific information in the text, such as the size of cellular structures etc. Additionally, each chapter includes simplifiedillustrations of various histological features. The aim of the book is to be used to quickly brush up on the curriculum, e.g. before a class or an exam. Additionally, the book includes guides to distinguish between the different histological tissues and organs that can bepresented to students microscopically, e.g. during a histology spot test. This guide lists the specific characteristics of the different histological specimens and also describes how to distinguish a specimen from other similar specimens. For each histological specimen, a simplified drawing and a photomicrograph of the specimen, is presented to help the student recognize the important characteristics in the microscope. Lastly, the book contains multiple “memo boxes” in which parts of the curriculum are presented as easy-to-remember mnemonics.
Anders Rehfeld finished his MD from the University of Copenhagen in 2014 and is currently doing a PhD on male reproductive biology. He began teaching histology during the 3rd year of his medical studies and has since taught 18 classes of histology of tissues and basic cell biology at the University of Copenhagen. From the beginning of his teaching period, he has been eager to help his students comprehend the large curriculum in a smarter and faster way, and in 2012 his efforts culminated with the publishing of the firstcompendium on histology “Histologi kompendium” (in Danish) by the authors.
Malin Nylander graduated as a MD from the University of Copenhagen in 2012 and is at the moment doing her PhD in Gynelogical Endocrinology. With a great interest in human biology she started teaching anatomy and histology halfway through medical school and has taught several classes of anatomy, histology and human biology at the University of Copenhagen. Using a systematic approach combined with simple, schematic drawings on the black board she tried to make the, at times, complicated curriculumcomprehensible to all – something she implemented in the first compendium on histology “Histologi kompendium” (in Danish) published by the authors in 2012.
In 2013 Kirstine Karnov obtained her MD from the University of Copenhagen. She is in residency to become an Otorhinolaryngologist and is currently doing a PhD on oral cancer. She began teaching histology during the 3rd year of her medical studies and taughtmultiple classes of anatomy, dissection and histology at the University of Copenhagen during a period of 5 years. Teaching has been one of her most enjoyable and learning experiences in her professional career and the fun in teaching culminated in 2012 when thefirst compendium on histology “Histologi kompendium” (in danish) was published by the authors.