Course Title: Perform microscopic examination

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5362 Diploma of Laboratory Technology (Pathology Testing)

Course Title: Perform microscopic examination

Portfolio: SEH Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 40

Regardless of the mode of delivery, represent a guide to the relative teaching time and student effort required to successfully achieve a particular competency/module. This may include not only scheduled classes or workplace visits but also the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any non-classroom activities.


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


174T School of VE Engineering, Health & Science


Term1 2017,
Term1 2018

Course Contact: Namrita Kaul

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4837

Course Contact Email:

Course Description


This unit of competency covers the ability to set up a light microscope for optimum resolution, to prepare routine samples and to observe, identify and report sample characteristics. 

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

MSL973007 Perform microscopic examination


1 Interpret test requirements

2 Set up work area for preparation and examination of samples

3 Prepare samples for examination

4 Set up and use a light microscope

5 Observe, identify and report sample characteristics

6 Maintain a safe work environment

Learning Outcomes

Overview of Assessment

Laboratory logbook

practical skills test

written test