Undergraduate Microscopy Laboratory
The undergraduate microscopy lab is equipped with 142 states of the art NIKON microscopes where effective teaching enhances the knowledge and skills of students in Cytology, Biology, Embryology and Histology. Slides are demonstrated on monitors before students can observe and draw "what they see" on their own slides under the microscopes. The computer laboratory (GERGA) is also used for digital teaching in the form of Tutorials that has to be completed before the end of each module.
Dissection halls with cadavers and articulated skeletons
The Anatomy Division has four dissection halls, two halls on the 4th floor and two on the 3rd floor in the BMRI south building, however, the 3rdfloor is still under construction and will only be available later in 2022. It is equipped with adequate articulated skeletons and osteological material as well as a Macroview projection system. Each cadaver has a Lodox(R) statscan(R) image to assist medical students in learning practical surface Anatomy.
Microscopy laboratory with high-end microscopy units
High-quality micrographs, ready for publication can be taken with modern photo imaging and analysing compound and stereo microscopy systems. Different services are available and training on the use of the systems is on offer. Use of the Microscopes can be booked online.
Details for booking and using the microscope system: see document below.
Contact Jeffrey Pieterse for further detail.
A service laboratory to provide high-quality morphology in histology to researchers/investigators and other institutes/companies in the area. The laboratory has a comprehensive service of tissue analysis including routine histological processes (paraffin and frozen), and many other special stainings (histochemistry, immunohistochemistry) for histological or pathological studies. Our histology analyst, Reggie Williams, has a special talent and can assist with any request you may have.
Contact our Laboratory Manager, Vuyo Mbovane, for further detail.