BIOS5111 – Electron Microscopy
Changes in the course due to coronavirus
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Please note that there may be changes in the form of examination for some courses taught Spring 2021. We aim to bring both the course description and the semester page of all courses up to date with correct information by 1 February 2021.
The course provides an introduction into using electron microscopic technology (EM), and includes both Transmission electron microscopy (TEM) and Scanning electron microscopy (SEM).
The course will provide students with knowledge and information towards the most general EM-techniques and the relevant areas they are presently used. Students will be required to practise the methods and use the instruments, proving them with a basis for future studies and research assignments. Students must have additional experience to become authorised users of the microscopes, and this will be provided when needed.
Admission to the course
Students admitted at UiO must apply for courses in Studentweb. Students enrolled in other Master's Degree Programmes can, on application, be admitted to the course if this is cleared by their own study programme.
Nordic citizens and applicants residing in the Nordic countries may apply to take this course as a single course student.
If you are not already enrolled as a student at UiO, please see our information about admission requirements and procedures for international applicants.
The courses BIOS5111 and BIOS9111 have common admission. Applicants are ranked by the following criteria:
1.Master students and PhDstudents at the MN faculty who have the course as part of the approved curriculum.
2. Other PhD students and visiting PhD students.
3. Students with admission to single courses on master’s level and exchange students 4. Applicants are ranked by credits in each group; all applicants within 1st rank before applicants in 2nd etc.
If admission is limited to a fixed number of participants, admission will be decided by drawing lots for students who are ranked equally
Formal prerequisite knowledge
Recommended previous knowledge
Bachelor degree in molecular biology/possibly biology
- 10 credits overlap with BIOS9111 – Electron Microscopy.
- 10 credits overlap with MBV4110 – Electron microscopy (continued).
- 10 credits overlap with MBV9110 – Electron microscopy (continued).
- practical exercises written group laboratory reports must be approved before the exam.
As the teaching involves laboratory and/or field work, you should consider taking out a separate travel and personal risk insurance. Read about your insurance cover as a student.
Final oral exam appr. one week after the end of the course.
The laboratory reports from the group work must be approved in order for the students to be eligible for the final exam.
Withdrawal from an examination
It is possible to take the exam up to 3 times. If you withdraw from the exam after the deadline or during the exam, this will be counted as an examination attempt.
It will also be counted as one of the three attempts to sit the exam for this course, if you sit the exam for one of the following courses:BIOS5111 – Electron Microscopy, MBV4110 – Electron microscopy (continued), MBV9110 – Electron microscopy (continued).
Grades are awarded on a scale from A to F, where A is the best grade and F is a fail. Read more about the grading system.
Resit an examination
Students who can document a valid reason for absence from the regular examination are offered a postponed examination at the beginning of the next semester. Re-scheduled examinations are not offered to students who withdraw during, or did not pass the original examination.