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ML4309 - Histology and Cytology Techniques

Credit points: 3
Year: 2014
Student Contribution Band: Band 2
Administered by: School of Veterinary & Biomedical Sciences (pre 2015)

Available to students enrolled in Bachelor of Medical Laboratory Science, Biomedical Science and Science.

The teaching focus is on the techniques required in the sample preparation for histology and cytological examination. Laboratory safety, as it pertains to the histology laboratory will also be covered. Microtome use and care, staining procedures and quality assurance, tissue imbedding and processing. Special techniques such as immunohistochemistry and in vitro hybridisation will also be covered.

Learning Outcomes

  • cytology sample preparation and staining;
  • immunological and molecular applications of tissue and cell examination;
  • safe and effective microtome/cryotome use with quality section preparation;
  • stain and section quality assurance;
  • working knowledge of tissue processing techniques.
Prerequisites: (AT1210 or PP1210) and AT2110


Townsville, Block, Study Period 9
Census Date 09-Oct-2014
Non-standard start/end 15-Sep-2014 to 21-Nov-2014
Face to face teaching 15-Sep-2014 to 10-Oct-2014
Coordinator: Dr Pam Megaw
Lecturers: Assoc. Professor John Cavalieri, <Person not found>.
Workload expectations:
  • 24 hours lectures
  • 12 hours tutorials
  • 36 hours practicals
Assessment: end of semester exam (50%); other exams (25%); presentations (25%).

Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.