MEDI 7074 Surgical Pathology of the Head and Neck, Haematopathology and Paediatric Pathology

Credit Points 10

Legacy Code 401478

Coordinator Tristan Rutland Opens in new window

Description This subject will re-inforce the diagnostic entities in haematopathology, head and neck, and paediatric pathology that were introduced in Surgical Pathology IV. Two self-directed online learning modules with digitalized images and practical notes on the diagnostic approach to important pathological entities of the above sub-specialties will be provided. Upon completion of the subject students will have advanced knowledge in surgical, cyto- and small biopsy pathology, including appropriate ancillary techniques and recent research developments. This subject will promote behaviours that create a safe, caring, ethical and professional practice required by pathologists.

School Medicine

Discipline Pathology

Student Contribution Band HECS Band 2 10cp

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Level Postgraduate Coursework Level 7 subject

Equivalent Subjects MEDI 7036 - Cytopathology and Small Biopsy Pathology 5


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

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 subspecialties of haematopathology, head and neck, and paediatric pathology, including a number of non-neoplastic, benign and malignant diagnoses
  2. Define the resources and technical requirements needed to reach the correct diagnosis in haematopathology, head and neck, and paediatric pathology
  3. Apply basic research skills to identify and describe pathological entities encountered in the professional practice of pathology
  4. Reflect on the behaviour required to create a safe, caring, ethical and professional practice required by pathologists

Subject Content

Head and neck pathology
Paediatric pathology

Special Requirements Legislative Prerequisites

Students need to meet the legislative requirements to be in a supervised specialist training role in Pathology, and hence be working clinically in a hospital/laboratory setting. If a student fails to meet these requirements they will not be allowed to enrol in the unit.


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
Case Study 20 cases ~300-500 words each S/U Y Individual
Essay 1,500 word limit 50 Y Individual
Report 10 cases ~300-500 words each 50 Y Individual

Prescribed Texts

  • Swerdlow E.S.H., Campo E., Harris N.L., Jaffe E.S., Pileri S.A, Stein H., Thiele J., Vardiman J.W. (Eds.). WHO Classification of Tumours of Haematopeitic and Lymphoid Tissues. IARC: Lyon 2008.

Teaching Periods

2nd Half (2023)



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