This programme is a modular approach to learning for CPD and examination preparation.

The comprehensive course offers theoretical knowledge of both the mandatory and optional modules covered by the RCPath/IBMS Diploma of Expert Practice in Histological Dissection.

It is tailored to suit Biomedical Scientists who are already, or who intend to train in histological dissection, but it is also beneficial for CPD.

Delivered by specialist Consultant Histopathologists who are experts in their field, and Biomedical Scientists who are undertaking advanced dissection of histopathological specimens, this course can be taken in full or as individual one or two-day modules.

Mandatory Modules covered:

  • General principles of dissection
  • Clinical Governance
  • Surgical techniques
  • Pathological processes
  • Anatomical nomenclature

These are covered over two days.

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Optional Modules covered:

  • Endocrine
  • Skin
  • Breast
  • Osteoarticular and soft tissues
  • Gastrointestinal and Hepatobiliary
  • Gynaecological
  • Genito-uropathology
  • Head and neck

We also provide sessions on:

  • Portfolio and exam
  • Revision (two days)

Course Fees:

Full programme (11 days) £1350

By modules £150 per day

Regional subsidised fee of £15 per day for NHS participants from the North West, North East, Yorkshire & Humber and East Midlands regions.

For further information and an application form, please contact or telephone 0113 246 6332 to reserve your place.