Welcome to our histology and virtual microscopy learning resources. We are pleased to publically share some of our resources from the Department of Cellular and Physiological Sciences in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of British Columbia, Canada. Our virtual slide collection houses a large number of light microscopic (LM) images of the four basic tissues and the body’s major organ systems.
Students in the M.D. and D.M.D. programs at the University of British Columbia use these (and other) virtual slides to learn the histological organization of the human body. Histology allows students to visually learn and understand how the cells of the body organize into the tissues and organ systems of the healthy human body. This understanding of normality also allows health care students to progress to understanding the functional and structural consequences of pathologies in human disease.
This virtual slide collection is currently maintained by Dr. Karen Pinder (Director of Histology in the M.D. and D.M.D. programs at the University of British Columbia) and she may be contacted at k.pinder at ubc.ca.