• Offered by Biology Teaching and Learning Centre
  • ANU College ANU Joint Colleges of Science
  • Course subject Biology
  • Academic career UGRD
  • Course convener
    • AsPr Paul Cooper
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in Summer Session 2016
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Histology is the study of the microscopic structure of tissues through the visual examination of morphology and physiology at the cellular level.  This course will examine cell structure and function using various staining techniques and describe recent advances in microscopy.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

On satisfying the requirements of this course, students will have the knowledge and skills to:1) identify the important aspects of cellular structure relative to function2) perform techniques that will help in understanding cell and tissue structure and function3) discover means of investigating cellular structure and function4) develop skills for appropriate experimental design and report writing

Other Information

Completion of 72 units toward a degree including BIOL1004 and BIOL2103 is required.  Enrolment is restricted to 40 students and entry will be merit-based.   Students should email rsb.studentadmin@anu.edu.au by 30 November to register for the course.  A permission code will be emailed to students who have been admitted into the course.

Indicative Assessment

  • Research paper (40%; LO 1, 2, 4)
  • Lab participation (20%; LO 2)
  • Exam (40%; LO 1, 3)

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Workload

3-4 hours of lectures each day followed by a laboratory session each afternoon over 2 weeks

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must have completed 72 units toward a degree including BIOL1004 and BIOL2103.

You will need to contact the Biology Teaching and Learning Centre to request a permission code to enrol in this course.

Prescribed Texts

Recommended text: Optical Imaging Techniques in Cell Biology by Guy Cox

Fees

Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

If you are a domestic graduate coursework or international student you will be required to pay tuition fees. Tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Student Contribution Band:
2
Unit value:
6 units

If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2016 $3276
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2016 $4368
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only.
Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.

Summer Session

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
1515 01 Feb 2016 05 Feb 2016 12 Feb 2016 31 Mar 2016 In Person N/A

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