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Microscopy and Histochemistry Theory - HSTO3001

Year - 2019

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.

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, BMED2405, BMED2406)]


Faculty: Medicine and Health

Semester 1

25 Feb 2019

Department/School: Anatomy and Histology
Study Mode: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Census Date: 31 Mar 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: Ms Robin Arnold; Prof Christopher Murphy
HECS Band: 3
Courses that offer this unit

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