Cellular Pathology 1.1


In this module the learner is introduced to Cellular Pathology; they are provided with the skills and knowledge required to perform routine cellular pathology test procedures and to recognise normal and pathological features in tissue and cells. The module introduces the learner to specialised techniques used in the diagnosis, prognosis and treatment of disease. There is a strong focus on sustainability throughout the module delivery.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Discuss the role of the Cellular Pathology laboratory in the context of patient care.

  2. Demonstrate knowledge of the structure and function of normal cells and tissues, growth and disorder, and tumour pathogenesis.                                                 

  3. Discuss the role and application of the diagnostic tools used in the practice of cellular pathology (histology, cytology & molecular pathology).

  4. Perform a range of laboratory procedures appropriate to professional practice with due regard for quality and safety.

  5. Analyse, interpret and communicate patient results as appropriate for a clinical setting.

  6. Demonstrate a knowledge of and apply principles of safety and quality in the cellular pathology laboratory.

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