The programme is open to both trainee and consultant-level applicants.
Applicants should normally possess a medical, dental, or nursing degree from an institution recognised by the University Court; or a recognised degree from another appropriate health profession; they should ideally be employed in a relevant professional context. Applications will also be considered from individuals with other relevant degree qualifications (such as a BSc in a biomedical science with an outcome of First or Upper Second), who are, or aspire to be, employed in health service providers for molecular pathology-based diagnostics.
Months of entry
Laboratory medicine is facing an exciting era in the transforming Molecular Pathology landscape that aims to foster the delivery of high-impact innovation on the bases of complex informatics, for benefits to patient care, academic research and UK industry. With a vision of creating the next generation of leaders in Molecular Pathology, this programme will provide the state of the art training programme for Molecular Pathology, in order to facilitate the pathologists, clinical scientists, trainees, and to those in the related health professions, to acquire essential knowledge, skills and attributes in the current and future diagnosis that incorporates molecular knowledge.
Why this programme?
- In August 2014, MRC published a review of the UK Molecular Pathology Landscape, in which the critical needs and challenges are pinned down in the delivery of improved diagnostics incorporating the molecular approaches.
- We are one of the few centres where molecular pathology and diagnostic histopathology are amalgamated on one site, permitting the delivery of a clinically relevant molecular pathology course.
- The areas of main focus include diagnostic molecular pathology, clinical trials and translational research in molecular pathology, pathology bioinformatics and digital pathology. The core courses (PgCert) are designed to cover the intended learning outcomes within Royal College of Pathologists curriculum for Specialty Training in Histopathology 2015.
- The programme is led by the national leaders directly engaged in the various molecular pathology initiatives. Students are kept up-to-date with information and the current needs identified by the professional societies, research councils and charity organizations.
- You will be trained at the purpose-built Laboratory Medicine Building at the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital, which provides services to 52% of the Scottish population. This is one of the largest NHS departments of pathology in Europe, accommodating about 50 consultant pathologists.
- The courses will be delivered by a range of professionals with expertise from geneticists, pathologists, clinical, lab scientists and academics, informaticians and clinicians provided across hospital practice and primary care. They are experts based in QEUH and those nationally and internationally recognized experts of molecular pathology.
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- Postgraduate Admissions