Module - Introduction to the Principles and Practice of Histology (Competency 4)


Competency information

Select the appropriate tinctorial and/or histochemical staining techniques required to demonstrate a specific disease process using appropriate control material.

Knowledge and skills you might demonstrate


  • Special stains to identify individual tissue/cellular components, e.g. connective tissues, nucleic acids, mucins, lipids, pigments.
  • Histochemical techniques and their application.
  • Potential artefacts, their identification and importance.