Education of 6MD students in our Department covers 149 hours of instruction and is divided into 2 subjects:

Histology and Embryology:

  • lectures: 20 hours
  • seminars: 20 hours
  • practical classes: 60 hours

Optional course


  • lectures: 10 hours
  • seminars: 10 hours
  • practical classes: 25 hours

Announcements 2018/2019


We inform that the 12th of November 2018 (Monday) has been proclaimed a national holiday.

Therefore, the histology class entitled “Bone formation” that was primarily scheduled on the November 12th will be moved to the November 5th and take jointly with the class on “Structure of cartilage and bone”. Students are expected to read respective handbook chapters covering both topics.

Attention for Students ED,

 Students borrowing slides as a set for either intermediate examination or final examination have to pay a deposit in amount 6 PLN/slide. For borrowing a microscope the student has to pay a deposit in amount of 150 PLN. If the slides or microscope are lost or damaged, the student will be debited with an appropriate amount. Each group has the right to borrow 1 set of slides and 1 microscope

Microscopes and slides are available in the room # 4 of the Department Histology and Embryology  9:00 am – 13:00 pm (working days only).

For 6-yers program:

          I semester – 36 pieces x 6 = 216 PLN (+ 150 = 366 PLN)

         II semester – 53 pieces x 6 = 318 PLN (+ 150 = 468 PLN)

Final examination – 55 pieces x 6 = 330 PLN (+ 150 = 480 PLN)

Students, who passed MCQ test but failed a practical examination, have to pass practical part to obtain the credit!

Students have only 3 days after the publication of results to check their question and answer card. Only students who missed 2 points are allowed to check their question and answer card in the room # 4 of the Department Histology and Embryology  10:00 am – 13:00 pm (working days only). .

Credit for classes – weekly tests.

Admission for the intermediate (1st year) or final exam (2nd year)

  1. In order to get a credit for classes, the student must get at least 60% of the total number of points from all  weekly tests, from the given part (general histology, embryology, microscopic anatomy).
  2. If the student did not achieve 60%, he must get credit for all the tests for the classes for which he did not get 6 points. Not getting the minimum of 60% from all the retaken tests, results in not being admitted to the intermediate/final exam.

We inform that students are required to learn the material of canceled classes (due to any reason) themselves. Students will have the opportunity to see the histological slides during the next classes.

Histology and Embryology

Obligatory literature:

  1.  Gartner L. P., “Textbook of Histology”, 2017, Elsevier, fourth edition.
  2. Sadler T. W. “Langman’s Medical Embryology”, 2015, Wolters Kluwer Health, thirteenth edition.
  3. Daniel J. Chiego, Jr.: “Essentials of Oral Histology and Embryology”: A Clinical Approach, Elsevier 4th edition, 2014

Supplementary literature:

  1.  Stevens A., Lowe J. “Human Histology” 2005, Elsevier Mosby, third ed.
  2. Ross M.H., Pawlina W.  “Histology: A text and atlas”, 2011, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, sixth ed.
  3. Schoenwolf, Bleyl, Brauer, Francis-West “Larsen's Human Embryology” 5th Ed.
  4. Nanci A. “Ten Cate’s - Oral Histology”, 2008, Elsevier, seventh edition or newer

Cytophysiology - ED Textbooks:

Basic Course Textbooks:
    Essential Cell Biology by. Alberts at all (ed.)
    Medical Cell Biology by Goodman (ed.)
    Cell and Molecular Biology Lippincott’s illustrated Review by Chandar, Viselli
Full Text Books:
    Molecular Cell Biology by Albers et all (ed.)
    Cell Biology by Karp
    The cell – a molecular approach by Cooper, Hausman