BMB825: Bioimaging

Study Board of Science

Teaching language: Danish or English depending on the teacher, but English if international students are enrolled
EKA: N210037112, N210037122, N210037102
Assessment: Second examiner: None, Second examiner: Internal
Grading: Pass/Fail, 7-point grading scale
Offered in: Odense
Offered in: Spring
Level: Master

STADS ID (UVA): N210037101
ECTS value: 5

Date of Approval: 23-10-2018


Duration: 1 semester

Version: Archive

Comment

01015501(former UVA) is identical with this course description. 

Please notice: the course has been cancelled for the spring semester of 2021
Please notice: the course has been cancelled for the spring semester of 2020

The course has limited entry. The following criterias are taken into consideration when seats are assigned.

  1. Students with the most ECTS from their master
  2. Students who are accepted conditionally on the master 
  3. Students who follows master courses concurrent with their bachelor programme

If the score is even lots are drawn.
The academic envirometns at The faculty of science manages the prioritisation and at waiting list is established and will then be made aware from the faculty. The waiting list will not be transferred to the following year.
Its important to participate in the first course day or informing the teacher of absent due too the waiting list.

Entry requirements

Bachelor's degree in biology, chemistry, physics, bio chemistry and molecular biology, biomedicine, medicine or nanobioscience.

Academic preconditions

It is strongly suggested that students have followed and passed the course BMB509.

Participant limit

12

Course introduction

Bioimaging plays an important role in modern biosciences not only as a
tool for research but also as a means to improve medical treatments.

The
main objective of this course is to provide the theoretical basis of
these techniques together with some “hands on” laboratory practice. It
is the goal of the course to teach the students general principles of
fluorescence and light microscopy as well as teach principles behind
advanced fluorescence and imaging techniques as well as a short
introduction to image processing. There will be practical demonstrations
and hands on exercises on all topics. 

In relation to the competence profile of the degree it is the explicit focus of the course to:

  • Give the competence to Identify the “method of choice” for analysis of a given biological sample
  • Give skills to perform image analysis using advanced microscopy instrumentation
  • Give knowledge and understanding of the strengths and limitations of modern techniques in microscopy

Expected learning outcome

The learning objective of the course is that the student demonstrates the ability to:

  • Understand the basics of microscopy and optical bioimaging.
  • Discuss strengths and limitations of modern techniques in microscopy.
  • Identify the “method of choice” for analysis of a given biological sample
  • Perform image analysis using advanced microscopy instrumentation 
  • Evaluate scientific results in the original research literature

Content

The following main topics are contained in the course:
  • Wide field microscopy
  • Laser scanning single-photon confocal microscopy
  • Two-photon microscopy
  • Spinning disk confocal microscopy
  • Fluorescence Correlation Spectroscopy
  • Raster Image Correlation Spectroscopy
  • Atomic Force microscopy
  • Fluorescent Lifetime Imaging microscopy
  • Introduction to image analyses using FIJI and Huygens

Literature

See itslearning for syllabus lists and additional literature references.

Examination regulations

Prerequisites for participating in the exam element a)

Timing

Spring

Tests

Participation in all laboratory exercises

EKA

N210037112

Assessment

Second examiner: None

Grading

Pass/Fail

Identification

Student Identification Card

Language

Normally, the same as teaching language

Examination aids

To be announced during the course

ECTS value

0

Additional information

The prerequisite examination is a prerequisite for participation in exam element a and b)

Exam element a)

Timing

Spring

Prerequisites

Type Prerequisite name Prerequisite course
Exam N210037112, Participation in all laboratory exercises N210037101, BMB825: Bioimaging

Tests

Reports

EKA

N210037122

Assessment

Second examiner: None

Grading

Pass/Fail

Identification

Full name and SDU username

Language

Normally, the same as teaching language

Examination aids

All aids allowed

ECTS value

1

Additional information

The examination form for re-examination may be different from the exam form at the regular exam.

Exam element b)

Timing

June

Prerequisites

Type Prerequisite name Prerequisite course
Examination part Prerequisites for participating in the exam element a) N210037101, BMB825: Bioimaging

Tests

Oral exam

EKA

N210037102

Assessment

Second examiner: Internal

Grading

7-point grading scale

Identification

Student Identification Card

Language

Normally, the same as teaching language

Examination aids

None.

ECTS value

4

Additional information

The examination form for re-examination may be different from the exam form at the regular exam.

Indicative number of lessons

48 hours per semester

Teaching Method

In science, the teaching is organized according to the three-phase model, ie. intro, the training and study phase.

  • Introphase: 24 hours
  • Training phase: 24 hours, consists of tutorial: 4 hours and laboratory exercises: 20 hours 

Studyphase  activities:

  • Literature studies
  • Preparation of projects individually and in groups.

The intro phase consists of lectures which provide an introduction to the course. Students are expected to independently read prescribed texts to achieve the expected competencies and necessary overview.

The training training phase deals with the central parts of the course using computer based exercises and hands on microscopy laboratory training. The lab exercises in which students work together in small groups of 2-3 people give a practical implantation of the theory presented in the intro phase .
The study phase is partly preparation for the intro lectures, tutorials and laboratory exercises as well as preparation of laboratory reports and exam preparation (repetition).

Teacher responsible

Name E-mail Department
Jonathan R. Brewer brewer@memphys.sdu.dk Institut for Biokemi og Molekylær Biologi

Additional teachers

Name E-mail Department City
Daniel Wüstner wuestner@bmb.sdu.dk Institut for Biokemi og Molekylær Biologi

Timetable

Administrative Unit

Biokemi og Molekylær Biologi

Team at Educational Law & Registration

NAT

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