166.200 Microscopy in Biology
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2020S, VU, 2.0h, 3.0EC
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Course evaluation


  • Semester hours: 2.0
  • Credits: 3.0
  • Type: VU Lecture and Exercise

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to...

 explain the advantages and disadvantages of different microscope types or microscopy techniques and to assign them to biologically  relevant application areas, explain the components of a microscope and the the most important properties key features of a microscope or its components, optimizing the lighting  and carry out simple biological investigations by means of various light microscopy techniques

Subject of course

Light and electron microscopy, principles of function, examples of application, practical activities and demos

Teaching methods

lecture, practical work at microsscopy room

Mode of examination




Examination modalities

written exam, results of practical part

Group dates

Praktischer Teil Termin 1Thu13:00 - 18:0006.08.2020 Bauteil BI166.200 Microscopy in Biology Praktischer Teil Termin 1

Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
05.03.2020 09:00 12.03.2020 12:00 16.03.2020 12:00

Registration modalities:

This VU consists of 7 lectures, 2 exercises in light microscopy and one Demo in electron microscopy.
Beside the LVA-registration there is also necessary the group-entry. The number of students in one group is 20 at the maximum.

Group Registration

GroupRegistration FromTo
Gruppe TUWel09.06.2020 23:5931.08.2020 23:59
Praktischer Teil Termin 129.06.2020 00:0031.07.2020 00:00
Praktischer Teil Termin 229.06.2020 00:0031.07.2020 23:59


Study CodeSemesterPrecon.Info
033 533 Medical Informatics STEOP
Course requires the completion of the introductory and orientation phase


Lecture notes for this course are available. Murphy,Fundamentals of Light Microscopy and Electronic Imaging, Wiley 2001; Flegler / Heckman / Klomparens, Scanning and Transmission Electron Microscopy, Oxford 1995


  • Attendance Required!