Histopathology

 

Programme Director: Antony Darne

Specialty Programme Coordinator: Joanne O'Brien

HR Officer - Kevin Johnson

The purpose of these pages is to provide you with useful education and training information, which will assist you throughout your rotation.

Histopathology is the study of diseased tissue, for example, breast lumps or specimens of bowel removed because of suspected cancer, including examination under the microscope.

Histopathologists look at tissues and cells removed from patients in the clinic or during an operation. They use a range of scientific methods to discover if a disease is present and what course of action needs to be taken.

Histopathologists need good attention to detail for examining tissue and diagnosing disease. Many diseases look very similar, so being able to spot small differences is important. They need to be able to work under pressure and make critical decisions every day, as their interpretation of what they see under the microscope will determine what treatment the patient is given. Histopathologists must have a high level of self-motivation and be able to work both alone and as part of a team. Good communications skills are essential for discussing the relevance of microscopic findings with colleagues.

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