Microscopic Observation Techniques
Basic knowledge of cytology, cell biology and general histology
Basic knowledge of optics
2. Objectives (expected learning outcomes)
Both theoretical and practical background knowledge of the microscopic techniques studied throughout this course.
3. Course content
This course aims at familiarizing students with the various microscopic techniques that are currently applied in modern biomedical research. A theoretical basis will be provided but special attention will be paid to practical applications of these techniques. This course will comprise both conventionial and specific techniques of imaging and image analysis, as well as measuring techniques applied to microscopic images.
- Microscopic terminology;
- Light microscopy including structure, contrast-enhancing techniques, colour techniques;
- Fluorescence microscopy and its applications;
- Confocal microscopy;
- Electron microscopy;
- Stereological techniques and image analysis.
4. Teaching method
Direct contact: LecturesPractical sessionsSkills training
Personal work: Assignments - in groupPaper - in group
5. Assessment method
Exam: Oral, with written preparationClosed bookOpen questions
Continuous assessment: Exercises
Written assignment: Without oral presentation
6. Compulsory reading – study material
syllabus + personal notes.
7. Recommended reading - study material
Personal contact with the teaching staff. Orally before and after the theoretical sessions, during breaks, during practical sessions or after appointment (preferentially via e-mail).
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