Curriculum & Course Descriptions


BS2010 Bioimaging

Course Coordinator: Asst. Prof. Lu Lei (email:

Academic Unit: 3 AU

Availability: Semester 2

Pre-requisite: None

Course Type: BS-Major-PE

Language of instruction: English

Teaching hours: Lectures: 26 hours; Tutorials: 10 hours; Practicals: 9 hours

Learning Objectives

To understand the basic concepts and principles in modern bio-imaging instruments and the different bio-imaging techniques used in research and clinical applications.


Bio-imaging has been and will continue to play a central role in the field of biological sciences and medicine. This course will introduce basic concepts and principles of bio-imaging instruments and techniques. Lectures will be delivered at a biologist point of view. Components of physics and mathematics in the course will be kept at a level sufficient to understand the key concepts and principles.

Learning Outcome

  1. The students should be familiar with different components of a light microscope understand basic principles of major modern microscopes. They should be aware how to choose the right microscope for their research.
  2. The students should be able to know the basic concepts and principles of electron microscope and modern medical imaging instruments.
  3. The students should be able to analyze and interpret image data at the beginner level.
*Prerequisites for Incoming Exchange Students: Equivalent of A-Level Biology and Biology or Biotechnology major