MEDI 7032 Surgical Pathology 1

Credit Points 10

Legacy Code 401227

Coordinator Tristan Rutland Opens in new window

Description In 2022 this unit replaced by unit 401472 - General Surgical and Central Nervous System Pathology. This unit uses a blended learning approach to introduce diagnostic entities in surgical pathology entities of neuropathology, cardiorespiratory pathology, genito-urinary pathology, salivary gland and endocrine pathology, skin and soft tissue pathology. The unit provides training in basic research skills, communication skills, and critical thinking. The self-directed online learning module is composed of digitalized images, practical notes, recorded lectures and quizzes on the diagnostic approach to important pathological entities of the central nervous system and spinal cord.

School Medicine

Student Contribution Band HECS Band 2 10cp

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Level Postgraduate Coursework Level 7 subject

Assumed Knowledge

A basic undergraduate level knowledge in Pathology and microscopy skills is expected, as the candidates will have a MBBS or equivalent pre-requisite degree.


The following table summarises the standard assessment tasks for this subject. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated, where there is a difference your Learning Guide takes precedence.

Item Length Percent Threshold Individual/Group Task
Neuropathology Diagnostic Case Studies (Online tasks) 10 cases - 50-100 words each 50 Y Individual
Practical exam - Surgical Pathology Microscopy and reporting (held during conference week) 2 hours 50 Y Individual

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