Access to the supplemental resources for this session is password-protected and restricted to University of Michigan students. If you are a University of Michigan student enrolled in a histology course at the University of Michigan, please click on the following link and use your Kerberos-password for access to download lecture handouts and the other resources.
If you want to reserve a microscope and boxes with slides, please contact Dr. Michael Hortsch. You will need to sign a loan agreement to obtain a locker key and you will be responsible for the slide collection. The slide boxes and the microscope may not be removed from the laboratory. You will be charged $8 for any broken slide.
If you wear glasses for mild near- or far-sightedness, you generally won’t need them while looking through the scope –the microscope can defocus or overfocus the image as needed. However, if you have astigmatism or a heavy prescription, you may find it necessary to wear glasses –just keep in mind that the oculars may scratch your lenses, particularly if they are plastic.
THEREFORE, you would be wise to follow this method of scope adjustment at the beginning of each lab - if you want to obtain the greatest value for each lab.