Optics and Imaging Centre

Programmes Offered

Educational courses offered:

The OIC routinely organises theoretical and practical courses on transmission electron, confocal and brightfield microscopy. We provide training for specimen preparation, offer consultation, support and equipment management services.

The OIC staff performs lectures in various undergraduate modules on the principals of various types of microscopy. We also offer post-graduate degrees (MMedSci and PhD) with a focus on hypertension in pregnancy. Hypertension in pregnancy is one of the main direct causes of maternal mortality in South Africa, hence research into this disorder is important.