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Introductory histotechniques

Learn the basics to histotechniques
Learn different histotechniques for producing microscopic slides to examine tissue under the microscope. This course is designed for beginners and does not require any prior knowledge.

Course overview

Our histopathology laboratory strives to produce high quality work for both teaching and research purposes within the Discipline of Pathology. It is also available for contract work from other university departments and the general scientific community. In addition to routine histology, we perform special histochemical stains, immunohistochemistry, and training courses.

This introductory course assumes no prior knowledge of histotechniques and introduces students to the concepts of histology from the basics. It is suitable for beginners and those looking to refresh their knowledge and practical skills.

The course is completed over two days and consists of a one-hour lecture in the mornings followed by hands-on practical sessions in the laboratory on both days. Because class size is limited to eight people, there is ample opportunity to tailor certain parts to individual needs.

What you will learn

Theoretical concepts:

  • Fixation and processing
  • Sectioning
  • Staining (both routine haematoxylin and eosin and special staining)
  • Correct use of the microscope
  • Laboratory safety
  • Troubleshooting

Practical skills:

  • Paraffin sectioning
  • Cryosectioning
  • Routine and special histological staining
  • Correct set-up of the light microscope
Key information
Date Registration has now closed for 2018. 2019 dates will be made available soon.
Time Details TBC
Location Details TBC
Course fees
  • Members of the Sydney Medical School: $275 (including GST)
  • Other members of the University of Sydney and affiliates: $385 (including GST)
  • External participants: $770 (including GST)
Inclusions Fees cover all consumables, detailed course notes, and lunch or light refreshments.
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