Microscopy in Research - ANAT3212

Faculty: Faculty of Medicine

School: School of Medical Sciences

Course Outline: ANAT3212 Course outline

Campus: Sydney

Career: Undergraduate

Units of Credit: 6

EFTSL: 0.12500 (more info)

Indicative Contact Hours per Week: 6

Enrolment Requirements:

Prerequisite ANAT2241 or BABS2202 and min program WAM 65

CSS Contribution Charge: 3 (more info)

Tuition Fee: See Tuition Fee Schedule

Further Information: See Class Timetable

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This is an advanced course in microscopy, which provides practical, research-oriented experience. The course covers the principles and practice of conventional light microscopy, including an understanding of the preparation of routine paraffin and frozen sections, as well as advanced resin-embedding methods and specialised light microscopic techniques such as phase contrast, darkfield and Nomarski differential interference contrast; enzyme histochemistry; immunostaining techniques; fluorescence and confocal microscopy including principles of quantitative microscopy (morphometry). Furthermore, the course will introduce high-end microscopy techniques such as high-resolution microscopy (e.g. PALM.STED), 2-Photon Microscopy, Atomic Force Microscopy. The course will thus help students to gain a better understanding of the correlation between structure and function.
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