Pre-requisites: 2:1 degree in an appropriate science subject after minimum of 3 years. For non UK IELTS 7.0 overall

This is a core module of the MSc in Translational Pathology (Neuroscience)

Aims/Description: This module combines teaching of the fundamentals of neuropathology with practical training in a range of histological techniques, and aims to enable students to develop enhanced skills in tissue preparation and histological stains. While cell and animal models of disease are important research tools, histological examination of human tissue is essential to provide important insights into the underlying pathology of diseases. Histology and neuropathology rely on the preparation and examination of stained tissue sections, therefore students will also be trained in microscopy and image capture.

Staff Contact: SIMPSON JULIE E
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Tutorials, Laboratory work, Independent Study
Assessment: Practical skills assessment

Information on the department responsible for this unit (Neuroscience):

Teaching timetable


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