Anatomy Curriculum for Lymphoid Organs

The following document outlines the details of Objectives of Anatomy contents to be taught during Reticuloendothelial System Block/Unit/Course in undergraduate medical sciences (MBBS) program.


Block/Unit/Course: Reticuloendothelial System

Contents:


Lymph nodes
Spleen
Thymus
Palatine Tonsil
Mucosa Associated Lymphoid Tissue (MALT)

Objectives:

At the end of the block/unit/course, students should be able to:

Lymphoid organs

  1. Explain the function of lymphoid organs.
  2. Classify the lymphoid organs (central and peripheral) with examples.
  3. Describe the location, position, gross features, relation, ligaments and blood supply of spleen relating with common diseases.
  4. Identify and describe the histological features of spleen.
  5. Describe the location and age-related changes of thymus.
  6. Identify and describe the histological features of thymus.
  7. Describe the features of various types of tonsil.
  8. Identify and describe the histological features of palatine tonsil.
  9. Define Waldeyer’s ring.
  10. Identify and describe the histological features of lymph node.
  11. Define Mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue with examples.
You can find compiled curriculum at Undergraduate Anatomy Curriculum.