The aims of this unit of study are to provide a practical 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 practical understanding 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.
1 x 1hr tutorials
one 1.5 hour practical exam, 1 practical report, mid semester quiz
Keirnan, JA. Histological and Histochemical Methods 3rd Edition. Butterworth-Heinmann. 1999
Departmental Permission required for enrolment. BMedSc degree students: You must have successfully completed BMED2401 and an additional 12cp from BMED240X before enrolling in this unit.
A mark of 70 or above in ANAT2008 or [BMED2401 and 6cp from (BMED2402 or BMED2405 or BMED2406)] or MEDS2005Co-requisites