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Description of Individual Course Units

Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of CourseYearSemesterECTS
HİS708 The Circulatory System 927001 1 2 6
Level of Course Unit
Third Cycle
Objectives of the Course
A comprehensive course on the circulatory system. It deals with the histology, embryology and function of the blood and lymphatic circulatory systems and heart.
Name of Lecturer(s)
Prof. Dr. Süleyman Kaplan
Learning Outcomes
  1. Students describe and define blood vascular system.
  2. Students identify general organization of blood vessels.
  3. Students identify tunica intima-endothelium,subendotheliel layer.
  4. Students identify tunica media and tunica adventitia.
  5. Students describe types of blood vessels.
  6. Students identify arteries(elastic arteries,muscular arteries and arterioles) and morphological structure and function.
  7. Students identify veins(large,medium-sized and small veins,venules).
  8. Students identify capillaries-morphological structure(endothelium,basal lamina,pericytes).
  9. Students identify lymphatic system.
  10. Students identify lymphatic vessels.
  11. Students describe lymphatic vessels’ structure.
Mode of Delivery
Formal Education
Prerequisites and co-requisities
Recommended Optional Programme Components
Recommended or Required Reading
Young B, Heat J.W., Wheather’s Functional Histology. Churchill Livingstone , Edinburgh, 2000.
Stevens A, Lowe J., Human Histology. 2 nd Edition Mosby, London, 1997.
Kristić R.,V., Human Microscopy Anatomy. Springer-Verlag, Berlin, 1991.
Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods
Language of Instruction
Work Placement(s)
Course Contents
General structure of blood vessels, arteries, capillaries, veins, heart, lymphatic vascular system.
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
Week Theoretical Practice Laboratory
1.Development of hearth and vessels
2.The general features of the heart and vascular system
3.Heart histology and transmitter system of the heart
4.Arteries and special capillary structures
6.Immune regulation of lymphatic system
7.Natural and acquired immunity, Complementary system
8.Mid-term Exam
9.Histology of lymph node
10.Histology of appendix and tonsils
11.Development and histologic structure of thymus
12.Laboratory Exam
13.Spleen and vascularization of spleen
14.Hematopesis and cells that role immune response
16.Final Exam
Assessment Methods and Criteria
Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight (%)
Midterm Examination150
Attending Lectures1310
Self Study510
End Of Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight (%)
Final Examination060
Individual Study for Final Examination020
Term (or Year) Learning Activities40
End Of Term (or Year) Learning Activities60
Workload Calculation
ActivitiesQuantityTime(hours)Total Workload(hours)
Midterm Examination111
Final Examination122
Attending Lectures13339
Self Study5315
Individual Study for Mid term Examination339
Individual Study for Final Examination2510
Oral Examination5315