Cellular Pathology Laboratory Practice
Cellular Pathology is the branch of pathology which is concerned with the examination of tissue and/or fluid samples (removed at surgery). This is done by teams of Health Care Scientists (HCS) and Pathologists, and involves the specialist preparation of tissue and/or fluid for examination, and the macroscopic and microscopic interpretation of pathological changes.
This course will examine the role played by healthcare scientists and pathologists in the diagnosis and treatment of disease in patients. It will describe general pathological principles, and specialist modules will enable you to focus on areas of interest; for example, cancer biology, laboratory processes, future of delivery of diagnostic pathology services (e.g. digital pathology), or delivery of pathology services in low-income countries.
The course will provide training in routine histopathological methods and introduce you to specialist diagnostic tests, e.g. molecular techniques. It will introduce the concept of laboratory management and maintenance of laboratory standards which are central to the running of an effective cellular pathology service.
This course is not currently accredited.
International Student Requirements:
If English is not your first language then you must pass the IELTS test scoring 6.0 overall with a minimum of 5.5 in each of the sub-tests.