Graduate Certificate in Surgical Pathology Preparation
You're considered an Australian student if you are any of the following:
This postgraduate qualification is for non-medical professionals who are currently working in an appropriate anatomical pathology laboratory and would like to train in surgical pathology. You will receive advanced training in the dissection, sampling and preparation of tissues for histopathological examinations and diagnosis.
Practical experience in your workplace setting as part of the required Surgical Laboratory Workbook course will be a pivotal part of your learning.
Practical learning is a key focus of this graduate certificate and as part of your studies you’ll complete supervised field experience in your workplace. Here you will get the opportunity to perform surgical pathology dissection in a real-life clinical setting.
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This degree is offered online. This means that you:
With interactive online course materials and a 24/7 learning environment, you can organise your study to suit your lifestyle.
Please note that for some degrees, some on-campus attendance (such as to attend seminars, workshops or examinations) and/or placements may apply. Any applicable requirements will be detailed on the degree webpage.
This graduate certificate can extend your employment in surgical pathology across the following settings, in both the public and private health sector.
This graduate certificate prepares you for a career in histopathology.
You will gain advanced training in:
Practical experience in your clinical setting, as part of the required Surgical Laboratory Workbook course, will be a pivotal part of your learning.
You will apply skills learnt in the virtual classroom facility in your workplace while keeping a surgical workbook.
For each course you study, you will need to allocate time for various classes such as lectures, tutorials, workshops, seminars and practicals. Plus you will need additional hours to study in your own time to complete assignments, readings and projects and contribute to online discussion forums. So as a general rule, if you are studying full-time you would need to allocate 12 – 26 hours of study when at university and 14 – 28 hours of independent study per week.
Your studies will incorporate practical, professionally focused and research-based learning, so assessment types will vary. You can expect them to include:
Enrich your studies and your life – make overseas study part of your qualification. Australian and international students may have the option to do an exchange, short-term program or study tour overseas. We have links with universities worldwide. You can choose short-term or semester-long study from a range of universities and countries depending on your area of study and cultural interests.
Take a look at the global opportunities available.
Our campuses have fantastic facilities including modern lecture theatres, libraries, workshops, laboratories, tech zones, and areas that simulate real work environments. You’ll also find student gyms and campus sport activities to keep you active. We also offer flexible study options, with online resources available for accessing lecture recordings, virtual classrooms, library resources and learning support.
Adelaide has a variety of accommodation options to suit different requirements and budgets. Options include dedicated student accommodation or private rentals. See our long-term accommodation pages for plenty of options. If you need somewhere to live, our new student accommodation by urbanest is on Bank Street in Adelaide’s lively cultural precinct, a perfect location for students. It is within easy reach of UniSA’s city and metropolitan campuses, Rundle Mall shopping, the Central Market, Chinatown, and the West End’s vibrant nightlife. It is also across the road from the Adelaide train station, and on bus and tram routes.
Our student support services can make your life at university easier. We provide a full range of support services including academic and personal counselling. You can also access a range of services through our students association, USASA. When you become a UniSA student you can contact Campus Central for help with anything related to your degree. They will help you with your enrolment, ID cards, fees, timetables and any other questions you might have.
Our learnonline facilities include a personal learning environment with virtual classrooms, lecture recordings, emails, learning support, administration, library access and results. The environment is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, so you can tailor your learning to your life. We are continually investing in innovative digital technologies for a high-quality student learning experience.
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