Course Title: Perform microscopic examination

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C3399 Certificate III in Science

Course Title: Perform microscopic examination

Portfolio: Vocational Education

Nominal Hours: 40

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Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

BIOL5243C

City Campus

TAFE

174T School of VE Engineering, Health & Science

Face-to-Face or Internet

Term1 2019,
Term2 2019,
Term1 2020,
Term2 2020,
Term1 2021,
Term2 2021

BIOL5243C

City Campus

TAFE

535T Social Care and Health

Face-to-Face or Internet

Term1 2022

Course Contact: Rauha Quazi

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4277

Course Contact Email: rauha.quazi@rmit.edu.au



Course Description

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

This unit of competency applies to laboratory or technical assistants in all industry sectors. The unit of competency covers limited interpretation and analysis of results. Troubleshooting of equipment and procedures is not required.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

None



National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

MSL973019 Perform microscopic examination

Elements:

1. Prepare samples for examination

2. Set up and use a light microscope

3. Observe and identify sample characteristics

4. Maintain a safe work environment


Learning Outcomes


Overview of Assessment

Assessment may consist of quizzes, practical activities, laboratory reports & skills demonstration.