July 1, 2016 (Vol. 36, No. 13)


Strong Points: Easy-to-use, good amount of content provided
Weak Points: Some lag time in content display




The Histology—Basic Tissues app is one of a series of histology apps made by the University of Michigan for medical students and undergraduates studying histology. The app is divided into four sections—cell biology, epithelia, glands, and connective tissue—each of which includes a series of histology slides that can be presented in sequential or random order. Questions for the student accompany each slide. Each question is asked sequentially and answers are displayed only after the student taps on the screen, thereby providing a useful “self-test” organization. There are occasional delays in the display of content, but overall the app functions well. The app contains a good amount of content, with over 80 histology slides provided in total.