Learn about Köhler illumination and the benefits of using this technique. Familiarise yourself with the components of a microscope and how to adjust the light source for optimal imaging. Practise adjusting the diaphragm and condenser to achieve optimal contrast and resolution.
“I find using LabSims really helpful as preparation before a practical. It's useful to be able to carry out some of the practical techniques online before completing them in the lab, and they make me feel more confident about attempting these techniques during our lab sessions.”