|Module label||Microscopical Anatomy|
|Credit points||9.0 KP|
|Faculty/Institute||Institute for Biology and Environmental Sciences|
|Used in course of study||
|Skills to be acquired in this module||
++ biological knowledge
++ knowledge of biological working methods
++ biologically relevant knowledge in the natural sciences and mathematics
+ interdisciplinary knowledge & thinking
++ abstract, logical, analytical thinking
++ deepened expertise in biological specialist field
++ independent learning and (research-based) working
++ data presentation and evidence-based discussion (written and spoken)
++ (scientific) communication skills
+ project and time management
+ knowledge of safety and environmental issues
This course is designed for students to learn about the basic light and electron optical methods.
Students will be able to work with preparative techniques for scanning electron microscopy, trans-mission electron microscopy, and light microscopy, and confocal scanning laser microscopy.
Students completing this course will have learned basic principles for fixing and embedding biological materials for electron microscopy. Students will have learned how to operate a transmission electron microscope, a scanning electron microscope, several ultramicrotomes, a vacuum evaporator, a critical point dryer, and a sputter coater. Digital imaging techniques that will be learned will include print making, design and assembly of materials for publication, PowerPoint presentations, and poster design.
Students will be introduced to the principles of light microscopy utilizing different optical sys-tems and will have the opportunity to have hands-on experience with a Leica photomicroscope as well as the Leica SP5 confocal laser scanning.
Microscopy of protists and micro metazoans. Students are required plan and carry out a research pro-ject that exposes them to some of the challenges and problems encountered by microscopical anato-my - and some of the techniques that are used to solve these problems. Students have to present a scientific poster, a short oral presentation and a scientific paper.
Will be announced in the course.
|Language of instruction||German|
|Duration (semesters)||1 Semester|
|Module capacity||8 (
For more applicants than places, a motivation letter decides on the admission.)
|Modullevel||AS (Akzentsetzung / Accentuation)|
|Modulart||Wahlpflicht / Elective|
|Lern-/Lehrform / Type of program||Vorlesung/Seminar, Übung|
|Vorkenntnisse / Previous knowledge|
|Course type||Comment||SWS||Frequency||Workload attendance|
|Vorlesung und Seminar||2.00||WiSe||28 h|
|Total time of attendance for the module||77 h|
|Examination||Time of examination||Type of examination|
|Final exam of module||
end of module