Lab Epithelial & Connective Tissue

Learning Objectives

  • Explain the ways in which epithelia are classified
  • Distinguish between, simple, stratified, and pseudostratified epithelia
  • List characteristics of squamous, cuboidal, columnar, and transitional epithelia
  • Identify some common surface specializations of epithelia
  • Discuss how the organization, thickness, surface specializations, and turnover of an epithelial layer might reflect its function
  • Describe the structural organization of the extracellular matrix and the cells residing within connective tissue
  • Distinguish loose and dense connective tissue
  • Describe the structure and function of cartilage

Virtual Microscopy



Yale Histology (connective tissue)