166.692 Introduction to 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.

2023W, VU, 1.0h, 1.5EC
TUWEL

Properties

  • Semester hours: 1.0
  • Credits: 1.5
  • Type: VU Lecture and Exercise
  • Format: Presence

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

Written

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.

Lecturers

Institute

Course dates

DayTimeDateLocationDescription
Mon14:00 - 15:0016.10.2023GM 3 Vortmann Hörsaal - VT Briefing for the VU_166.692
Mon13:00 - 15:0023.10.2023GM 3 Vortmann Hörsaal - VT Vorlesung 166.692
Mon13:00 - 15:0006.11.2023GM 3 Vortmann Hörsaal - VT Vorlesung 166.692
Mon13:00 - 15:0013.11.2023GM 3 Vortmann Hörsaal - VT Vorlesung 166.692
Mon13:00 - 15:0020.11.2023GM 3 Vortmann Hörsaal - VT Vorlesung 166.692
Mon13:00 - 15:0027.11.2023GM 3 Vortmann Hörsaal - VT Vorlesung 166.692

Examination modalities

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

Group dates

GroupDayTimeDateLocationDescription
Group 1: Thursday 23. NovemberThu14:00 - 19:0023.11.2023 BZ, 3. Stock166.692 VU Introduction to Microscopy in Biology - Group 1: Thursday 23. November
Group 2: Friday 24. NovemberFri13:00 - 18:0024.11.2023 BZ, 3. Stock166.692 Introduction to Microscopy in Biology Group 2: Friday 24. November
Group 3: Tuesday 12. DecemberTue13:00 - 18:0012.12.2023 BZ, 3. Stock166.692 Introduction to Microscopy in Biology Group 3: Tuesday 12. December
Group 4: Wednesday 13. DecemberWed13:00 - 18:0013.12.2023 BZ, 3. Stock166.692 Introduction to Microscopy in Biology Group 4: Wednesday 13. December
Group 5: Thursday 7. DecemberThu13:00 - 18:0007.12.2023 BZ, 3. Stock166.692 Introduction to Microscopy in Biology Group 5: Thursday 7. December
Group 6: Thursday 14. DecemberThu13:00 - 18:0014.12.2023 BZ, 3. Stock166.692 Introduction to Microscopy in Biology Group 6: Thursday 14. December
Group 7: Friday 15. DecemberFri13:30 - 18:3015.12.2023 BZ, 3. Stock166.692 Introduction to Microscopy in Biology Group 7: Friday 15. December

Course registration

Use Group Registration to register.

Group Registration

GroupRegistration FromTo
Group 1: Thursday 23. November23.10.2023 00:0122.11.2023 23:59
Group 2: Friday 24. November23.10.2023 00:0123.11.2023 23:59
Group 3: Tuesday 12. December23.10.2023 00:0129.11.2023 23:59
Group 4: Wednesday 13. December23.10.2023 00:0104.12.2023 23:59
Group 5: Thursday 7. December23.10.2023 00:0105.12.2023 23:59
Group 6: Thursday 14. December23.10.2023 00:0112.12.2023 23:59
Group 7: Friday 15. December23.10.2023 00:0113.12.2023 23:59

Curricula

Study CodeObligationSemesterPrecon.Info
066 453 Biomedical Engineering Not specified

Literature

Slides are available at TISS

Murphy D B: Fundamentals of Light Microscopy and Electronic Imaging.  
Wiley-Liss 2001

Flegler St L, Heckman J W, Klomparens K L: Scanning and Transmission   Electron Microscopy – An Introduction. Oxford University Press 1993

 

Previous knowledge

Basic knowledge in the principles of optics

Language

English