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Microscopy and Histochemistry Adv Prac - HSTO3902

Year - 2019

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

Additional information
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 MEDS2005






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: No
Faculty/department permission required? Yes
More details
Unit of Study coordinator: Ms Robin Arnold
HECS Band: 3
Courses that offer this unit

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