The course provides a route which leads to an IBMS (Institute of Biomedical Science)-accredited award for those currently working in Pathology laboratories. Students will complete their registration portfolio alongside undertaking the award. The work-based modules are designed to support the gathering of evidence to demonstrate achievement of the standards of proficiency. This part time award supports development of the academic knowledge alongside developing skills and competence in the workplace.
Throughout the programme specialist knowledge is steadily introduced in the areas of anatomy and physiology, disease biology, molecular pathology and cell biology. Building upon these core topics the course then focuses upon each of the main pathology disciplines, expanding your appreciation of the role of biomedical science in the understanding of disease presentation, diagnosis, prognosis and choice of patient treatment. An appreciation of good professional is also embedded in the course.