Exercise No.____ Instrumentation
Microbiology as a science includes the study of bacteria (bacteriology),viruses (virology), fungi (Mycology), and animal parasites (Parasitology). After the discovery of microscopic life forms by Leeuwenhoek, other fields such asImmunology & Genetics are also classified as branches of Microbiology.In the study of Microbiology, the single most important apparatus used inroutine examinations is the compound microscope. The microscope is not onlyessential , it is also a must to master the proper usage and handling of this. Asidefrom the microscope comes many other laboratory equipment and glasswarewhich are also needed in performing the daily tasks in a microbiology laboratory.This is the main goal of the initial chapter: To introduce to the dental students the basic instrumentation in the microbiology laboratory.Objectives:1. To familiarize the dental student with the common glassware & apparatus usedin the microbiology laboratory.2. To be able to differentiate the functions of some of the common instruments &tools used in the performance of laboratory exercises in microbiology.
Part 1. The Compound Microscope
:Objectives:a. To train the dental student in the use of the compound microscope b. To enforce proper operation of the microscope specially with the OilImmersion objectiveMaterials:a. Compound microscope b. Prepared slide specimenc. Cedar wood oild. Xylol