Course syllabus

Mikroskopi, Bio-imaging
Microscopy, Bio-Imaging

EXTP60, 7,5 credits, A (Second Cycle)

Valid for: 2016/17
Decided by: Education Board C
Date of Decision: 2016-04-08

General Information

Elective for: BME4-sbh
Language of instruction: The course will be given in English on demand


Learning outcomes

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must



Competences and skills
For a passing grade the student must




Judgement and approach
For a passing grade the student must




A theoretical introduction to microscopy, with emphasis on fluorescence microscopy. Theoretical principles of confocal microscopy and the use of deconvolution in microscopy. Overview of different types of advanced research microscopes, as well as imaging methods that are not based on optical microscopes. Preparation and optimization of both fixed and live samples for microscopy. Microscopic visualization of cellular structures and physiological functions with fluorescent markers. Theroretical introduction to digital visualization, with an emphasis on fluorescenece-based methods and digital imaging. Practical project - including, preparation, documentation and analysis of microscopy specimens - with oral and written presentation.

Examination details

Grading scale: UV
Assessment: To pass the course, students must pass a written test, hand in a satisfactory project report, including oral presentation of the project, as well as participation in the compulsory course activities. The final grade is determined by weighing the results of the written test and the project reports.


Admission requirements:

The number of participants is limited to: No
The course overlaps following course/s: BIOS08

Contact and other information

Course coordinator: Klas Flärdh,
Course homepage:
Further information: The course is given together with BIOS08.