Lesson Code: PPM-1211. This e-Lesson is aimed at personnel who require an overview of microscopy in microbiology, including microscope components and functions, different lens types, and various microscopy techniques.

  • Category: Microbiology Laboratory - Practices


After taking this e-Lesson, you will be able to:

  • Describe the role of microscopy in microbiology
  • Describe the correct handling procedures for microscopes
  • Name and explain the different components of a microscope
  • List the different lenses in the lens system
  • Explain how the lens system functions
  • Discuss the different microscopy techniques available to the microbiologist, including bright-field, phase contrast and dark-field illumination

KEYWORDS: Bright-Field Illumination, Condenser Lens, Dark-Field Illumination, High Magnification, Low Magnification, Objective Lens, Ocular Lens, Phase Contrast