Introduction to microscopy

Lecturer: Dr Fiona Bird

The online module in Introduction to Microscopy combines text, video footage, images and audio recordings to explain magnification and describe the function of the different parts of the compound microscope. The module also allows students to interactively adjust a virtual microscope to achieve the best quality image possible.

Through this online tool, first year biology students are given additional opportunities to practice and consolidate their knowledge, and to revise during the year as needed. La Trobe’s biology teachers understand that if students develop microscopy skills independently, before they are required to apply them to new problems, then better learning outcomes are achieved.

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