Study programme 2020-2021Français
Methods Immunohistochemistry and Morphometry - clinical orientation
Programme component of Master's in Biology of Organisms and Ecology à la Faculty of Science

Students are asked to consult the ECTS course descriptions for each learning activity (AA) to know what special Covid-19 assessment methods are possibly planned for the end of Q3

CodeTypeHead of UE Department’s
contact details
US-M1-BIOECO-040-MOptional UESAUSSEZ SvenM112 - Anatomie humaine et Oncologie expérimentale
  • SAUSSEZ Sven

of instruction
of assessment
HT(*) HTPE(*) HTPS(*) HR(*) HD(*) CreditsWeighting Term
  • Français
Français00380033.00Full academic year

AA CodeTeaching Activity (AA) HT(*) HTPE(*) HTPS(*) HR(*) HD(*) Term Weighting
S-BIOG-035Methods of immunohistochemistry and morphometry - clinical orientation003800A100.00%
Programme component

Objectives of Programme's Learning Outcomes

  • In the field of biological sciences and particularly in the field of the biology of organisms and ecology, possess highly specialised and integrated knowledge and a wide range of skills adding to those covered in the Bachelor's programme in biological sciences.
  • Conduct extensive research and development projects related to biological sciences, in the biology of organisms and ecology.
    • Show initiative and be able to work independently and in teams.
  • Manage and lead research, development and innovation projects.
    • Understand unprecedented problems in biological sciences, and more specifically in the biology of organisms, ecology and its applications.
    • Organise and lead a research, development or innovation project to completion.
    • Methodically research valid scientific information, critically analyse, propose and argue potentially innovative solutions to targeted problems.
  • Master communication techniques.
    • Communicate, both orally and in writing, their findings, original proposals, knowledge and underlying principles, in a clear, structured and justified manner.
    • Adapt their communication to a variety of audiences.
  • Develop and integrate a high degree of autonomy.
    • Pursue further training and develop new skills independently.
  • Apply scientific methodology.
    • Demonstrate thoroughness, independence, creativity, intellectual honesty, and ethical values.

Learning Outcomes of UE

The purpose of this course is to provide information on the practice of light microscopy and the preparation of cells and tissues for microscopic examination, with emphasis on immunohistochemistry and morphometry.

Content of UE

The first part of the course is concerned with instrumentation (optical microscope) and the methods used to obtain informative images. The second part is devoted to traditional preparatory techniques including fixation, sectioning and staining, as well as histochemistry. The third section covers the various aspects of immunohisochemistry such as fixation and tissue preparation, antigen retrieval techniques, and multiple immunostaining. The last section is an introduction to computer assisted-morphometry applied to histological sections.

Prior Experience

Not applicable

Type of Assessment for UE in Q1

  • Oral examination
  • Practical test

Q1 UE Assessment Comments

Not applicable

Type of Assessment for UE in Q2

  • Oral Examination
  • Practical test

Q2 UE Assessment Comments

Not applicable

Q3 UE Assessment Comments

Not applicable

Q1 UE Resit Assessment Comments (BAB1)

Not applicable

Type of Teaching Activity/Activities

AAType of Teaching Activity/Activities

Mode of delivery

AAMode of delivery
  • Face to face

Required Reading


Required Learning Resources/Tools

AARequired Learning Resources/Tools
S-BIOG-035Not applicable

Recommended Reading


Recommended Learning Resources/Tools

AARecommended Learning Resources/Tools
S-BIOG-035J.M. Polak, S. van Noorden. Introduction to immunocytochemistry.141pp. Bios scientific publishers. 1997

Other Recommended Reading

AAOther Recommended Reading
S-BIOG-035J.M. Polak, S. van Noorden. Introduction to immunocytochemistry.141pp. Bios scientific publishers. 1997

Grade Deferrals of AAs from one year to the next

AAGrade Deferrals of AAs from one year to the next
(*) HT : Hours of theory - HTPE : Hours of in-class exercices - HTPS : hours of practical work - HD : HMiscellaneous time - HR : Hours of remedial classes. - Per. (Period), Y=Year, Q1=1st term et Q2=2nd term
Date de génération : 09/07/2021
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