Universität Wien

300149 SE+UE Light and video microscopy in theory and practice (parallel courses) (2018S)

5.00 ECTS (4.00 SWS), SPL 30 - Biologie
Continuous assessment of course work


Note: The time of your registration within the registration period has no effect on the allocation of places (no first come, first served).


max. 16 participants
Language: German, English



Introductory Meeting on March 1, 2018, at 13:00, in lecture Hall 2, UZA1. Your presence is required in order to get admitted.
The practical will be from Mo, March 5, till Mo, March 12, 2018, between 9:00 and 18:00.


Aims, contents and method of the course

- basics of different light microscopical methods,
- fluorescence microscopy and modern laser scanning microscopy
- documentation on video and film,
- computer enhanced super resolution video- and UV-microscopy

Assessment and permitted materials

personal contributions during the course

analysis of an object in the light microscope with the different technique:
discussion, which techniques are adequate and which are not (oral presentation)

written evaluation of study progress

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Light microscopical techniques are standards for biological questions; therefore, the knowledge of these methods is essential in biology. This course is dealing with the methods that are linked to the light microscope.

Examination topics

Light microsc.: bright field, dark field, phase- and interference contrast, polarization
Fluorescence micr.: conventioanal and confocal laser scanning microsc.
Video- and UV microscopy

Reading list

is the electronic scriptum, where all relevant Information is given.
Additional literature will be given during the course

Association in the course directory


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