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Fundamentals of Biomedical Science Series

Videos of key practical techniques

Videos of key practical techniques to show you how certain key lab instruments are used, and how certain techniques are performed, as part of carrying out diagnostic work in the lab.

The following Youtube videos are provided by De Montfort University HALS OER project, www.biologycourses.co.uk

Using a light microscope:
How to set up a light microscope:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NJotRNdt3JM

How to maintain a light microscope:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7XRH0gebNzo

Using a spectrophotometer
Introducing spectrophotometry:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B3gvQlMqYTc

How the spectrophotometer works:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZlWjAfJ4n

Using a pipette
How to use a pipette (1) – different types of pipette
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_PoYvQTxaBk

How to use a pipette (2) – the Pi-Pump pipette
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m6zi_wJBVZc

How to use a pipette (3) – the micropipette
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-WBRW2cwGiY

Microbiology
How to streak an agar plate:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ng4izL0kKgA

Performing a Gram stain:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8_9g80_6

Identifying yeast with the germ test tube:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JagkVjUI9J8

Examining fungus under the finger nail:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f3Jf9S3vBj8

How to measure zones of inhibition:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LzmEwpL2_zI