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Electron Microscopy and Imaging/Prac - EMHU3002

Year - 2019

The course is run conjointly by the Department of Anatomy and Histology and the Australian Centre for Microscopy and Microanalysis (ACMM). The course will provide hands-on training in the operation of transmission and scanning electron microscopes, processing biological samples for electron microscopy, ultrathin sectioning, cryo-ultramicrotomy, electron diffraction, digital imaging, immunological and other techniques required in modern research and hospital electron microscope laboratories. Students will also learn the operation of laser scanning confocal microscopes, including the use of fluorescent probes to visualise cellular organelles and cellular processes. Students will apply their knowledge to complete a project of their choice on electron microscopy of a biological sample, from fixation of the sample to interpretation of the resulting electron micrographs.

Two 2-hour practicals per week

One exam and in-semester assessment of practical book exercises, practical report, practical project assignment by powerpoint submission and oral presentation (100%)

Bozzola, JJ and Russell, LD. Electron Microscopy. 2nd edition. Jones and Bartlett Publishers. 1999.

Additional information
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, BMED2403, BMED2405, BMED2406)]




Faculty: Medicine and Health

Semester 2

05 Aug 2019

Department/School: Anatomy and Histology
Study Mode: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Census Date: 31 Aug 2019
Unit of study level: Senior
Credit points: 6.0
EFTSL: 0.125
Available for study abroad and exchange: Yes
Faculty/department permission required? No
More details
Unit of Study coordinator: Dr Suzanne Ollerenshaw
HECS Band: 3
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