The course is run conjointly by the Department of Anatomy and Histology and the Australian Centre for Microscopy and Microanalysis (ACMM). The course will focus on the theoretical aspects of transmission and scanning electron microscopy, the preparation of biological samples for electron microscopy, digital imaging, MicroCT and CryoEM. Students will receive theoretical training in laser scanning confocal microscopy including the use of fluorescent probes to visualize cellular organelles and cellular processes. Immunological and other techniques required in modern research and hospital electron microscope laboratories will also be covered. Students will undertake a theoretical research project of their choice which is of relevance to the course.
Four 1-hour lectures per week
One 2hr exam (45%) and in semester assessment (55%)
Bozzola, JJ, Russell LD. Electron Microscopy. 2nd edition. Jones and Bartlett Publishers. 1999. Reference book: Russ, John C. The Image Processing Handbook. 3rd edition. CRC Press. 1998.
BMedSc degree students: You must have successfully completed BMED2401 and an additional 12cp from BMED240X before enrolling in this unit.
12cp from (ANAT2XXX, BIOL2XXX, BCMB2X0X, CHEM2XXX, GEGE2X01, IMMU2101, MICR2XXX, MBLG2XXX, PCOL201X, PHSI2XXX, PHYS2XXX) or [BMED2401 and 6cp from (BMED2402, BMED2403, BMED2405, BMED2406)]