|Faculty or Section :||Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences|
|School or Department :||School of Health and Medical Sciences|
|Student contribution band :||Band 2|
|Grading basis :||Graded|
|Version produced :||18 May 2022|
Medical laboratory scientists trained in histology and cytology generate and interpret clinical data by examining human tissues and cells for evidence of disease. The process of preparing specimens such as tissue sections or films of cells exposes students to a range of routine and specialised laboratory tests that enable microscopic differentiation between normal and abnormal conditions. This course builds on the foundational knowledge and understanding provided in first year Pathology courses and will provide the necessary training required to process tissue samples for Histological examination
The course will prepare students for their first Clinical Pathology Placement in a histopathology department of a clinical pathology laboratory.
This course provides students with an opportunity to further their theoretical knowledge and practical skills with a focus on laboratory assessment and interpretation of pathological changes detected in specimens of human tissues and cells. Students will augment their theoretical knowledge with practical training in the use of manual and automated systems such as preparation of tissue sections, slide films, routine and specialised staining methods, as well the application of advancing immunohistochemical procedures.
The course contains a mandatory residential school for both external and on-campus.