Aims and Objectives
Having successfully completed this module you will be able to:
- Understand the theoretical concepts, capabilities and limitations of core biological imaging modalities and their associated techniques and applications.
- Derive quantitative data from biological images.
- Identify and interpret canonical cell biology markers as viewed through a microscope.
- Gain competency in a range of core biological imaging modalities.
- Learn the analytical options available to them to derive quantitative data for statistical analysis of biological images. They will be able to make basic measurements such as area, length and density as well as use colocalisation and image segmentation algorithms.
- Theoretical knowledge and practical proficiency in the fundamental chemistry and handling required to prepare specimens for transmitted light, fluorescence and live imaging applications.
- Review and critically analyse current techniques in biological optical imaging that are of relevance to their own research interests and experience.
The course consists of both practical and theoretical components although the principal focus will be on practical components. The theoretical component will consist of a series of lectures and e-learning resources, which will precede their associated practicals. The practical component will comprise of hands-on laboratory practicals in which students will work in groups and workshops in which students will work independently.
Learning and Teaching
Teaching and learning methods
Lectures, workshops, and practicals
|Practical classes and workshops||45|
|Total study time||150|
This is how we’ll formally assess what you have learned in this module.
|Individual Oral Presentation||35%|
Repeat type: Internal