5-year DDS program


Slides and structures required for the practical exam (light microscope):

Consult “Review of slides” on our website, numbers refer to images:


Epithelial tissue: identification of different epithelia is necessary for identification of various organs,

isolated” epithelia will not be shown during the exam.

Connective tissue: 4 – mast cells, 5,6,7

Cartilage and bone: all

Blood: 2

Muscle tissue: all

Nervous tissue: 1,3,4

Vascular system: all

Lymphatic system: all

Respiratory system: all

Integument: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8

Oral cavity: all

Tooth: all

Alimentary canal: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,9,11,12

Liver & pancreas: 1,2,3,4,7,8

Endocrine system: 1,2,3,4,5,8,10

Urinary system: 1,2,3,4,5,7,8

Male reproductive system: 1,2,4,5

Female reproductive system: 1,2,3,4,5,8,11,12


List of structures required for identification in electron micrographs

The electron micrographs presented during the lab exam will be slightly different from those shown at the labs.

All the micrographs listed below can be found in the textbook.


1. Cell -  structural components of cell nucleus, nuclear pores, all organelles

2. Epithelial tissue: brush border, cilia, basal lamina, intercellular junctions

3. Connective tissue: collagen fibrils, plasma cell, macrophage, mast cell

4. Bone: osteocyte, osteoclast, ruffled border

5. Blood: neutrophil, eosinophil, blood platelet

6. Muscular tissue: components of the sarcomere (bands and lines), T-tubule,

    muscular triad, intercalated disc in cardiac muscle

7. Nervous tissue: myelinated nerve fibre in cross-section, synapse

8. Circulatory system: capillary vessel (continuous or fenestrated) in cross-


9. Respiratory system: air-blood barrier, pneumocyte type II

10. Urinary system: filtration barrier, proximal & distal tubule cell

11. Digestive system: taste bud, parietal cell, intestinal absorptive cell, goblet

     cell, sinusoidal and canalicular domains of hepatocyte, pancreatic exocrine


12. Endocrine system: steroid-producing cell, B-cell of the pancreatic islet,

      DNES (enteroendocrine) cell in epithelium

13. Male reproductive system: Leydig cell with Reinke crystal, spermatozoon

      tail in cross-sections

14. Female reproductive system: primary ovarian flollicle with oocyte, zona

      pellucida and follicular cells