MEDI 7037 Surgical Pathology 6

Credit Points 10

Legacy Code 401234

Coordinator Tristan Rutland Opens in new window

Description In 2022 this subject replaced by subject 401479 - Surgical Pathology of the Female Genital Tract. This subject will revise the diagnostic entities in gynaecological pathology that were introduced in Surgical Pathology IV. The first self-directed online learning module is composed of digitalized images and practical notes on the diagnostic approach to important pathological entities of gynaecological pathology. A second online module will revise the sub-specialities covered in Surgical Pathology I through V. Students will be required to complete a literature review of contemporary and emerging developments in a relevant pathological entity. This subject is designed to revise all areas of surgical pathology within the Master of Pathology as well as promote engagement with professional development activities relevant to a career as a pathologist.

School Medicine

Discipline Pathology

Student Contribution Band HECS Band 2 10cp

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Level Postgraduate Coursework Level 7 subject


Students must be enrolled in 4750 Masters of Medicine (Pathology).

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.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:

  1. Examine and interpret advanced diagnostic entities in surgical pathology in the subspecialty of gynaecological pathology
  2. Identify and apply appropriate ancillary techniques in the diagnosis and treatment of conditions within all subspecialties of surgical pathology
  3. Identify common and uncommon disease entities in surgical pathology based on their histological features
  4. Report pathological findings using written and oral communication skills to patients, other health professional and related stakeholders
  5. Engage in professional development activities related to anatomical pathology

Subject Content

Gynaecological pathology


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.

Type Length Percent Threshold Individual/Group Task
Case Study 20 cases ~300-500 words each S/U Y Individual
Literature Review 2500 word limit 50 Y Individual
Report 10 cases ~300-500 words each 50 Y Individual

Prescribed Texts

  • Crum C.P., Nucci M.R., Lee K.R. Diagnostic Gynecologic and Obstetric Pathology (2nd Ed.). Elsevier: Philadelphia 2011.

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