Faculty of Medicine

Department of Histology and Embryology

First you need to define embryology. Embryology is a “science” branch that examines the process from the single cell which is the smallest model and representative of the organism to the adult body which consists of 70-80 trillion cells at the cell, tissue and organ level. It is of particular value for the study of humans and all living things. 

Since the smallest unit is identified with a micrometre, a microscope is used to examine it. This is of particular importance. It is an important field of science for all biological sciences, especially the Medical Sciences, because it enlarges and examines the smallest human model thousands of times. 

Embryology is taught by systematizing the stages from a single cell to an adult. Knowing every stage is very important for the continuation of our lives. In histology, all the features, structures, functions, contents and relations with other disciplines of healthy tissues are accurately defined because this will be important for the definition and treatment of future diseases. There is a saying in medicine; “Cell makes the decisions in organism.” Histology and Embryology are the fields in which the cell begins to be examined. The disease, diagnosis, monitoring and treatment are based on the decisions made by the cells and their functions.

Prof. Nail YILMAZ

Head of Histology and Embryology Department