• Offered by Biology Teaching and Learning Centre
  • ANU College ANU Joint Colleges of Science
  • Course subject Biology
  • Academic career UGRD
  • Course convener
    • Dr Melanie Rug
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in Summer Session 2017
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This course will run from January 23 – February 6. Please refer to "Other Information" for more details.

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:

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

1. Identify the important aspects of cellular structure relative to function

2. Perform techniques that will help in understanding cell and tissue structure and function

3. Discover means of investigating cellular structure and function

4. Develop skills for appropriate experimental design and report writing

Other Information

Enrolment places are limited as entry will be merit-based and practicals require small groups. Students should email rsb.studentadmin@anu.edu.au by 30 November to register for this course. This course will be of interest to students in areas covering plant sciences, biosciences, cell and molecular biology and organismal biology

This course will run from January 23 – February 6 and all registered students will be notified by email in early December after expressions of interest have been assessed by the course convener.

Indicative Assessment

  • Logbook, blog posts and final course reflection 15% (LO 4)
  • Research paper 30% (LO 1-4)
  • Laboratory, practical outputs and group report 20% (LO 1-4)
  • Online quizzes and exam 35% (LO 1,2,4)

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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.

Prescribed Texts

Relevant texts and resources will be provided via the course Wattle site.



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:
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.

6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2017 $3444
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2017 $4590
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

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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
1467 23 Jan 2017 27 Jan 2017 27 Jan 2017 06 Feb 2017 In Person N/A

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