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BL4225   Advanced Microscopy and Image Analysis - Seeing is Believing

Academic year(s): 2018-2019

Key information

SCOTCAT credits : 15

ECTS credits : 7

Level : SCQF level 10

Semester: 1

Availability restrictions: Not automatically available to General Degree students

Planned timetable: To be arranged

This module will introduce you to advanced imaging techniques, such as Confocal, Super-resolution, TIRF and Electron Microscopy and how these techniques have been utilised to address fundamental questions in Cell and Developmental Biology. You will get the opportunity to research techniques that are at the forefront of modern Biology and to develop skills in ImageJ analysis of imaging data, a skill that will be central to the advancement of bioscience in the coming years. Activities will be supplemented with research talks from academics at the cutting edge of their field and the opportunity to see advanced imaging techniques in practice.

Relationship to other modules

Pre-requisite(s): Before taking this module you must pass BL3303 or pass BL3315

Anti-requisite(s): You cannot take this module if you take BL5420

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact: 1 x 2-hour seminar (x 11 weeks)

Scheduled learning hours: 22

Guided independent study hours: 133

Assessment pattern

As used by St Andrews: 1.5-hour Written Examination = 20%, Coursework = 80%

As defined by QAA
Written examinations : 20%
Practical examinations : 30%
Coursework: 50%

Re-assessment: 1.5-hour Written Examination = 20%, Existing Coursework = 80%


Module coordinator: Dr M Bischoff
Module teaching staff: Dr M Bischoff