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Curriculum: Learning about Histopathology

On the 21st January Dr Garvican, a histopathologist, came into school to tell us all about his job and career pathway.

He showed us how slides from cancer biopsies are made and how to tell if a sample is cancerous or not. We had an opportunity to look at some of the slides that he brought with him and then tried to make our diagnoses using a quiz which he had prepared.
This was a really informative afternoon, and you never know, we might just have had the next histopathologist in the lab.

Ms R Hall
Science Teacher

Histopathologists are doctors who diagnose and study disease using expert medical interpretation of cells and tissue samples. The specialty determines the cause of death by performing autopsies and is integral to cancer management through staging and grading of tumours

Richard Lander School