The aims of this unit of study are to provide a theoretical understanding of why biological tissues need to be specifically prepared for microscopic examination, how differing methods yield different types of morphological information; to allow students to study the theory of different types and modalities of microscopes, how they function and the differing information they provide; to develop an understanding of the theory of why biological material needs to be stained for microscopic examination; to allow students to understand how biological material becomes stained; to develop an understanding of the chemical information provided by biological staining - dyes, enzymes and antibodies.
Usually four 1-hour lectures per week plus a few tutorials
One 2-hour theory exam, essay, mid semester quiz (100%)
Keirnan, J.A. Histological and Histochemical Methods. 4th edition. Scion. 2008.
BMedSc degree students: You must have successfully completed BMED2401 and an additional 12cp from BMED240X before enrolling in this unit.
ANAT2008 or [BMED2401 and 6cp from (BMED2402, BMED2405, BMED2406)]