To provide an understanding of the nature and types of histopathological techniques applied in the diagnosis of disease conditions in body tissues.
Specimen collection and handling. Fixation, manual and automated tissue processing, paraffin and plastic embedding, microtomy, procedures for frozen sections. Mountants. Dyes and mechanism of staining, types of haematoxylin, metal impregnation, metachromasia. Theory and application of techniques for connective tissues, lipids, amyloid, microorganisms. Procedures for nucleic acids. Identification and significance of pigments in tissues. Mucin histochemistry. Enzyme histochemistry. Neural tissue techniques. Pathology of skin and gastrointestinal systems. Artefacts of specimen preparation.
., **Please note only one of these textbooks is required**
Surarna, S.K. et al 2013, Bancroft's Theory and Practice of Histological Techniques, Current Edition, Elsevier Churchill Livingstone, China
Cook D.J. & Warren P.J. 2015, Cellular Pathology An introduction to Techniques and applications, Current Edition, Scion, Banbury UK
All first and second year courses in the Bachelor of Laboratory Medicine program.
|INTERNAL, CITY EAST
||2 hours x 13 weeks
||1 hour x 13 weeks
||4 hours x 13 weeks
Note: These components may or may not be scheduled in every study period. Please refer to the timetable for further details.
|INTERNAL, CITY EAST
||2 x 30 minutes each
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