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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.

2022S, VU, 2.0h, 3.0EC


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

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


Additional information

This course may be held in either an online or presence format, in line with rules and regulations put forward by the federal government and/or TU Wien administration, in response to the evolving Covid19 situation. This may include a hybrid system where, for example, lectures and written exams are offered in an online format, and practical evaluations are offered in reduced groups on campus. Should such changes become necessary during the semester, this may lead to schedule changes, in particular, this may lead to changed dates for practical and written assessments (exams). For online written exams, the assessment/grading scheme will remain unchanged. As far as possible exams will, however, be held in person on campus.



Course dates

Mon15:00 - 16:0009.05.2022 Zoom meeting über TUWEL (LIVE)166.200 Mikroskopie in der Biologie
Wed14:00 - 16:0011.05.2022Seminarraum Lehar 02 166.200 Mikroskopie in der Biologie
Wed14:00 - 16:0018.05.2022Seminarraum Lehar 02 166.200 Mikroskopie in der Biologie
Thu13:00 - 15:0019.05.2022Seminarraum Lehar 02 166.200 Mikroskopie in der Biologie
Tue13:00 - 15:0024.05.2022Seminarraum Lehar 02 166.200 Mikroskopie in der Biologie
Tue13:00 - 15:0031.05.2022Seminarraum Lehar 02 166.200 Mikroskopie in der Biologie

Examination modalities

Written exam offered at least three times per semester. Duration of the exam: 80 minutes, results of practical part


DayTimeDateRoomMode of examinationApplication timeApplication modeExam
Thu12:00 - 14:0029.09.2022GM 5 Praktikum HS- TCH written25.08.2022 00:01 - 27.09.2022 23:59TISSPrüfung 166.200 Mikroskopie in der Biologie
Thu12:00 - 13:0002.02.2023 BA AUdimay GM1written25.01.2023 00:00 - 01.02.2023 00:00TISSPrüfung 166.200 Mikroskopie in der Biologie

Group dates

Gruppe 1: 2. JuniThu14:00 - 19:0002.06.2022 BZ, 3. Stock166.200 Microscopy in Biology Gruppe 1: 2. Juni
Gruppe 2: 3. JuniFri14:00 - 19:0003.06.2022 BZ, 3. Stock166.200 Microscopy in Biology Gruppe 2: 3. Juni
Reservegruppe 5: 30. JuniThu14:00 - 19:0030.06.2022 BZ, 3. Stock166.200 Microscopy in Biology Reservegruppe 5: 30. Juni
Reservegruppe 6: 1. JuliFri14:00 - 19:0001.07.2022 BZ, 3. Stock166.200 Microscopy in Biology Reservegruppe 6: 1. Juli

Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
03.03.2022 09:00 15.05.2022 12:00 02.05.2022 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 1: 2. Juni09.05.2022 00:0127.05.2022 00:01
Gruppe 2: 3. Juni09.05.2022 00:0127.05.2022 00:01
Reservegruppe 5: 30. Juni09.05.2022 00:0124.06.2022 00:01
Reservegruppe 6: 1. Juli09.05.2022 00:0124.06.2022 00:01


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