Students learn to calibrate a microscope, calculate magnification, and see how the light path affects the proper use of both the field and aperture diaphragms.
Combining theory and hands-on exercises allows students to properly set up Koehler illumination, understand how interpupillary distance and diopter settings impact images, and see how to maintain and clean an instrument.
See below for course outline and additional information.
Components of the microscope
Koehler illumination set-up
How to use the microscope
Illumination techniques and types of filters
Calibration and micrometry
Basic Care and cleaning
Upon satisfactory completion of this course the student will be able to:
Individuals who have little or no experience with properly using an advanced industrial or research grade microscope.
Users who recognize that they and their work, will benefit from increasing their knowledge and proficiency with a microscope.
Teachers and students who want to enhance their teaching/learning by getting the most form the tools and instruments they use.
Students are expected to successfully complete a variety of tasks in the form of hands-on exercises, laboratory exercises, identifications of unknowns, and quizzes. Students are notified at the end of the course whether or not they have successfully completed the requirements of the course based on:
Upon successfully meeting these requirements, a student is awarded a certificate of completion and CEU credits, if available. Those who have not successfully passed the course requirements do not receive a certificate or CEU credits.