52117 Clinical laboratory instruments

Course Description

Introduction to electronic and automated theory and application in the maintenance, operation and troubleshooting of laboratory equipments and instruments including: electrode instruments, microscopes, fume hoods, centrifuges, colorimeters, rotators, autoclaves, incubators, refrigerators and other lab instruments. Includes( a review of the principles of laboratory water and also includes vocabulary, filing and sorting systems, computer/instrument interfacing and maintenance procedures).

Learning Objective

  • By the end of this course the students should able to:
  • 1. Introduce the concept of a microscope , identify parts of microscope , types of microscope, maintain and care of microscope
  • 2. Learn equipments for purifying water such as a filtration, deionization , and distillation
  • 3. Enhance skills for weighting samples using balance , identify two types of balance (mechanical balance and electronic balance) maintain and care of a balance equipments
  • 4. Study the equipments that used in pipetting and dispensing
  • 5. Explain the principle of centrifuge , its purpose, its types maintain and care of a centrifuge
  • 6. Learn the principle of autoclave , its uses , its types, maintain and care of an autoclave
  • 7. Study the incubator for culturing of microorganism , maintain and care of an incubator.
  • 8. Learn the water bath , heat block , maintain and care of a water bath and a heat block.
  • 9. Provide students with an understanding the principle of a colorimeter a , how to use a colorimeter , maintain and care of colorimeter
  • 10. Introduce the learning of mixers and rotators.
  • 11. Enhance the learning of general laboratory ware



Books for this Course

  • Laboratory Practice in tropical Countries Part I By Monica Cheesbrough 2006

Times Offered

  • February 2016
  • June 2016

Course Prerequisite