15 Credits AUTUMN

Aims/Description: This unit will provide an introduction to the principles, practice and approaches of diagnostic pathology. An introduction will be given to the use of the light microscope including photo-microscopy. A range of simple clinical lesions will be used to explain the diagnostic process including specimen trimming, recognition of simple histological and histo-pathological features and the preparation of a routine histo-pathological report. Basic health and safety, ethics and information on the human tissue act and bio-banking also forms part of the module.

Teaching Methods: Seminars, Tutorials, Laboratory work, Clinical work, Independent Study
Assessment: Formal Exam, Course work, Practical skills assessment

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Western Bank, Sheffield, S10 2TN, UK