Department of Histology, Cytology and Embryology

Head of the Department:
Valentyna YEVTUSHENKO, Professor, Doctor of Medical Sciences 

Historical Reference

In 1976, the Department was established at ZSMU.

Since 1986, it is headed by Professor Vadym Syrtsov.

During the existence of the Department 4 doctoral and 8 candidate dissertations have been defended.

The Department plays a significant role in the preparation and formation of clinical thinking of medical, pediatric and dental doctors and bachelors in Laboratory Diagnostics. The study of Cytology, General and Special Histology provides the key to a detailed understanding of the pathogenetic mechanisms of various diseases and is important not only for pathologists, forensic experts, but also for general practitioners. The course of Embryology provides unique knowledge in the study of stem cells, artificial insemination, transplantation of artificially fertilized egg and embryo, cytodiagnostics of prenatal pathologies of the fetus and pregnancy, artificial planning of child's sex.

Department of Histology, Cytology and Embryology


Educational Disciplines

Students of medical faculties in the specialties "General Medicine", "Pediatrics" study Cytology, General Embryology and General Histology in the first year of studies, and Special Histology and Human Embryology — in the second year.

Domestic first-year students majoring in "Dentistry" study Histology, Cytology and Embryology at the Department.

Bachelor students majoring in "Laboratory Diagnostics" study Cytology, General Embryology and General Histology at the first year of studies, and Special Histology and Human Embryology — at the second year.


Educational and Methodical Work

The training of students at the Department is based on the principles of providing methodological and informational organization of the educational process with elements of independent work, as well as on the introduction of new effective forms of knowledge and skills control. A bank of test tasks has been created for the KROK-1 licensing exam, which has more than 10,000 tests.

According to the curriculum of the Bologna Declaration, work programs were created in all disciplines. Original lectures are given exclusively with the use of multimedia technologies. Methodical recommendations for practical classes in all disciplines for domestic and foreign medical students, as well as protocols and textbooks for practical classes in Histology, Cytology and Embryology.

The Department is equipped with microscopes, tables, interactive touch board, media panels for demonstration of histological specimens, electrograms, educational films and lectures. In addition, there is a computer class. The use of modern computer and office equipment allows to conduct training at a new level and to control of students' knowledge using computers.


Scientific Directions and Achievements

The main scientific direction is the morphogenesis of the organs of the immune system and hematopoiesis, their age and reactive changes in ontogenesis.

The Department has a research histochemical laboratory equipped with modern instruments, chemical reagents and equipment for scientific and educational work.

According to the results of morphological studies, there were determined the peculiarities of the structure and immune status of the respiratory organs, digestive system, brain, male reproductive system, etc.

Through the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine, the Department published methodical manuals for students of the faculty, methodical recommendations on Histology, Cytology and Embryology for domestic, foreign and English-speaking medical students.

Lecturers of the Department received 4 patents for utility models and published more than 400 articles. The Department has a postgraduate course, a student research group, which annually engages up to 20 students of all courses, who have repeatedly won prizes at competitions and conferences at the University and international level.


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