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MScCellular Pathology Laboratory Practice

University of Bradford
United Kingdom, Bradford
Tuition fee £13,500 per year
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It is recognised that 70-80% of all decisions about a patient’s diagnosis are informed by tests carried out in pathology laboratories. Cellular Pathology is the branch of pathology which is concerned with the examination of tissue and/or fluid samples (removed at surgery). This is done by teams of Health Care Scientists (HCS) and Pathologists, and involves the specialist preparation of tissue and/or fluid for examination, and the macroscopic and microscopic interpretation of pathological changes. This forms the basis of the diagnosis of a patient’s condition, and it is this information that is then interpreted by a multidisciplinary team in the process of planning appropriate treatment pathways.

This course will examine the role played by healthcare scientists and pathologists in the diagnosis and treatment of disease in patients. It will describe general pathological principles, and specialist modules will enable you to focus on areas of interest; for example, cancer biology, laboratory processes, future of delivery of diagnostic pathology services (e.g. digital pathology), or delivery of pathology services in low-income countries. The course will provide training in routine histopathological methods and introduce you to specialist diagnostic tests, e.g. molecular techniques. It will introduce the concept of laboratory management and maintenance of laboratory standards which are central to the running of an effective cellular pathology service.

Programme structure

Postgraduate Certificate
Semester 1 (60 credits – 3 Core Modules):

Applied and Diagnostic Pathology (20 credits)
Research and Analytical Methods (20 credits)
Personal and Professional Development for Cellular Pathology Laboratory Practice (20 credits)

Postgraduate Diploma
Semester 2 (a further 60 credits – 3 Core Modules):

Laboratory Practice and Management (20 credits)
Critical Appraisal of a current topic in Biomedical Science (20 credits)
Digital Pathology (20 credits)

120 credits + End of Semester 2 onwards (60 credits – 1 Core Module):

Research Project (60 credits)

Career opportunities

Graduates have skills that make them well suited to careers in the computer games industry, and to AI jobs in other areas such as finance, management and engineering, and for further AI research through to PhD.

Apply now! Fall semester 2020/21
This intake is not applicable

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Studies commence
Sep 20, 2020

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States