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mar621 - Profile Module Techniques in light microscopy and electron microscopy (Complete module description)
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Module label Profile Module Techniques in light microscopy and electron microscopy
Module code mar621
Credit points 6.0 KP
Workload 180 h
Institute directory Institute for Chemistry and Biology of the Marine Environment
Applicability of the module
  • Master's Programme Microbiology (Master) > Mastermodule
Responsible persons
Rhiel, Erhard (Module responsibility)
Skills to be acquired in this module
The students will learn
  • the basics/theory of scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and transmission electron microscopy (TEM)
  • different sample preparation methods for SEM
  • to operate our scanning electron microscope
  • to operate our critical point drying device
  • to perform sputter coating
  • to perform negative staining TEM
  • to operate our transmission electron microscope
  • to perform immuno-labelling for light microscopy
Module contents
The profile module "Techniques in light microscopy and electron microscopy" runs over a period of 10 days, distributed over three weeks. On the first day, seminars will introduce into the theory, i.e. of SEM and TEM. The remaining 9 days are for practice. The main topics of the course are: basic principles and functioning of light and electron microscopes, sample preparation, fixation, low temperature SEM, low vacuum SEM, negative staining TEM, and immuno-labelling for light microscopy.
Reader's advisory
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Language of instruction English
Duration (semesters) 1 Semester
Module frequency jährlich
Module capacity unlimited
Reference text
6 CP | SE; PR | 1. or 3. FS | Rhiel
Modullevel / module level MM (Mastermodul / Master module)
Modulart / typ of module je nach Studiengang Pflicht oder Wahlpflicht
Lehr-/Lernform / Teaching/Learning method Seminar and laboratory work, at three days for three weeks
Vorkenntnisse / Previous knowledge
Course type Comment SWS Frequency Workload of compulsory attendance
1 14
Practical training
4 56
Total time of attendance for the module 70 h
Examination Time of examination Type of examination
Final exam of module
after delivery of the two course assessments
One assessment of examination:
(seminar presentation, poster).

Active participation (Active and documented participation in practical courses (labs, exercises, seminars, field trips) and courses. These include e.g. the delivery of exercises, writing a lab report or seminar presentations according to the advice of the course supervisor.)