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.

2023S, 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

Wed14:00 - 16:0010.05.2023Seminarraum Lehar 02 166.200 Mikroskopie in der Biologie
Thu13:00 - 15:0011.05.2023Seminarraum Lehar 02 166.200 Mikroskopie in der Biologie
Wed14:00 - 16:0017.05.2023Seminarraum Lehar 02 166.200 Mikroskopie in der Biologie
Thu12:00 - 14:0025.05.2023Seminarraum Lehar 02 166.200: Mikroskopie in der Biologie
Tue13:00 - 15:0030.05.2023Seminarraum Lehar 02 166.200 Mikroskopie in der Biologie
Wed13:00 - 15:0031.05.2023Seminarraum Lehar 02 166.200: Mikroskopie in der Biologie
Thu13:00 - 15:0001.06.2023Seminarraum 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
Fri12:00 - 14:0015.12.2023 GM 5 Praktikum HS- TCHwritten09.10.2023 00:00 - 13.12.2023 00:00TISS166.200 Mikroskopie in der Biologie
Fri14:00 - 16:0012.01.2024 GM 5 Praktikum HS- TCHwritten05.10.2023 00:00 - 08.01.2024 00:00TISS166.200 Mikroskopie in der Biologie

Group dates

Gruppe 1: 31. MaiWed14:00 - 18:0031.05.2023 BZ, 3. Stock166.200 Microscopy in Biology Gruppe 1: 31. Mai
Gruppe 2: 2. JuniFri14:00 - 18:0002.06.2023 BZ, 3. Stock166.200 Microscopy in Biology Gruppe 2: 2. Juni

Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
02.03.2023 09:00 14.05.2023 12:00 01.05.2023 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: 31. Mai11.05.2023 09:0024.05.2023 23:59
Gruppe 2: 2. Juni09.05.2023 09:0026.05.2023 23:59


Study CodeObligationSemesterPrecon.Info
033 533 Medical Informatics Mandatory electiveSTEOP
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