Course Calendar


C85/17 Stereology

ECTS: 2.60
GP: ClinFO
Responsible: Jens Randel Nyengaard
Secretary: Charlotte Andersen
Application deadline: 1-9-2017

Stereology C85/17

is being offered by the Graduate School of Health, Aarhus University, fall 2017.

Criteria for participation: University degree in medicine, dentistry, nursing, or Master’s degree in other fields and/or postgraduate research fellows (PhD students and research-year medical students).

Aim: To introduce stereological techniques which can be used for three-dimensional quantification by means of measurements on physical, optical or virtual section planes obtained by microscopy and other imaging techniques.

Learning outcome: After completion of the course, the student should be able to:

  1. Understand and be able to implement random sampling, systematic sampling and smooth systematic sampling
  2. Understand and be able to implement Cavalieri estimator and  nucleator/rotator for volume estimation using section planes
  3. Understand and be able to implement disector and fractionator for number/connectivity estimation using section planes
  4. Understand and be able to implement length and surface estimation using section planes
  5. Understand the effect of tissue deformation, over- and underprojection and ratios on final conclusions

Contents:  Theory of general stereology including the determination of number, connectivity, length, surface, volume and shape by means of microscopy and other imaging techniques. A significant part of the course is informal workshops in the evening where the students' own projects can be discussed with all teachers. Special designed software will be demonstrated, and it can be used for participants’ own projects. Notes comprising theoretical background and practical stereological methods are provided for use during and after the course. The course will be finished with an exam.

Language: English

ECTS: 2,6

Head of course: Jens Randel Nyengaard

Instructors: Johnnie Bremholm Andersen, Jens Randel Nyengaard, Karl-Anton Dorph-Petersen, Karsten Nielsen and Stine Hasselholt Andersen

Number of Participants: Max 24 participants

Dates and times: 31 October to 2 November 2017

Place: Sandbjerg Manor, Sønderborg

Course fee: DKK 5,120 (including stay during the course).

Participation in the course is without cost for:

Application deadline: 1 September 2017