Cellular Pathology 2


This module is intended to review and bring to an advanced level, the study of cellular pathology. The learner will study this area in greater depth than heretofore with an emphasis on the evaluation, synthesis and analysis of information.

Learning Outcomes

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

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

  3. Critically evaluate the detection and interpretation of biomarkers for diagnostic, prognostic and predictive assessment and their response to therapy.

  4. Demonstrate a detailed knowledge of the diagnostic tools used in the practice of cellular pathology (histology, cytology & molecular pathology).

  5. Competently perform a range of laboratory procedures appropriate to professional practice with due regard for quality and safety.

  6. Critically analyse, interpret and communicate results as appropriate for a clinical setting and advise on further testing as appropriate.

  7. Demonstrate a detailed knowledge of quality assurance and control in the cellular pathology laboratory.

  8. Apply knowledge of quality and safety to current best practices in the cellular pathology laboratory.

% Coursework 40%
% Final Exam 60%