VAL Resources

The resources for VAL are in the table below. Links to other laboratory skills resources can be found via the Weblinks page. Please note that all FLV files to the animations are available upon request. Designs have been made in Flash CS3 using Action Script 2.0.

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Laboratory Safety

 

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Introducing Lab Safety

Three animations introducing lab safety.



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Good Laboratory Practice

Two animations introducing good laboratory practice (GLP).



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Microscopy

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Parts of the microscope

Animation introducing parts of the microscope and a quiz to test you self.


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Setting up the light microscope
Video clips demonstrating how to set up a light microscope.
1) Basic steps to prepare the microscope.

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Setting up the light microscope
Video clips demonstrating how to set up a light microscope.
2) Making final adjustments.

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Check list
Check list for setting up the microscope.

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Haemocytometry

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Introduction to the haemocytometer

Animations and video clips introducing the haemocytometer which is commonly used in the lab for counting cells.

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Counting cells

Animations explaining how to count cells using the haemocytometer.

As above.

Performing calculations

Examples of how to perform calculations of cell concentration and opportunities to try for yourself!

As above.


Extras

1) Volume Conversion How to convert units of volume
2) Table Calculating Grid Volumes How to calculate the volume of liquid under the grid.

Screen-capture resource of Microsoft Excel 2002. Open up the ".swf" files in a new page. Use the BACK button to return to this page.

Haematoxylin and Eosin (H&E) Stain

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Historical background to the stain Background to the history of the stain and the histochemical method. Open up the ".flv" video files in a new page. Use the BACK button to return to this page.
H&E steps Step-by-step guide to the H&E stain. Open up the ".flv" video files in a new page. Use the BACK button to return to this page.

Microbiology

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Basic incubation experiment

Short videos explaining how to set up basic aerobic and anaerobic microbial incubations.

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Using API strips

Three sets of videos looking at API strips. 1) Setting up API strips, 2) Injecting with inoculum and 3) Completing the strip ready for incubation.

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Using the portable autoclave

Using a portable autoclave. 1) Introduction to the equipment, 2) Loading the autoclage, 3) Heating to temperature and presure, 4) Sterilising and 5) Removing sterilised contents.

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Gram stain technique

Preparing for the Gram stain, staining techniques and viewing the results by light microscope.

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Pipettes

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How to use a pipette

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How to use a pipette

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How to use a pipette

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Spectrophotometry

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Introduction to the spectrophotometer

Animations and video clips introducing the spectrophotometer and some of its applications in the biomedical science laboratory.

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Using the spectrophotometer

Videos of how to set up the spec and make measurements.

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The Bradford Assay
Animation and video of the Bradford protein assay.
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Serial Dilutions

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Introduction to the concept of dilutions and serial dilutions

Animations demonstrating how to perform dilutions and serial dilutions.

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Standard Curves

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Drawing standard curves

Using a serial dilution to draw a standard curve by hand, and how to interpret the graph.

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Standard curves in Excel

Using Excel (or other spreadsheet software) to generate a standard curve.

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Screen-capture resource of Microsoft Excel 2002. Open up the ".swf" files in a new page. Use the BACK button to return to this page.

Generating the linear equation

Using Excel to produce a linear equation.

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Screen-capture resource of Microsoft Excel 2002. Open up the ".swf" files in a new page. Use the BACK button to return to this page.

Calculations
Using Excel to calculate the value of your unknown sample.

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Pharmaceutical and Cosmetic Science: Filtration Experiment

Filtration Experiment Filtration equipment, Darcy's Law and various experiments. Open up the ".flv" video files in a new page. Use the BACK button to return to this page.

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