Diploma in Clinical PathologyMAHARASHTRA UNIVERSITY OF HEALTH SCIENCES
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Diploma in Clinical Pathology
The goal of postgraduate medical education shall be to produce competent specialist.
(i) Who shall recognize the health needs of the community and carry out professional
obligation ethically and in keeping with the objectives of the national health policy;
(ii) Who shall have mastered most of the competencies, retaining to the speciality, that
are required to be practiced at the secondary and tertiary levels of the healthcare
(iii) Who shall be aware of contemporary advances and developments in the discipline
(iv) Who shall be able to organize and establish clinical laboratory.
At the end of the course a candidate must be able to
(i) Understand and explain about the factors in causation of disease.
(ii) Understand processes involved in the gross and microscopic changes of organs and
tissues and explain these changes.
(iii) Understand and explain the basis of evolution of clinical signs and symptoms.
(iv) Should be able to perform procedures designated for laboratory detection of diseases.
Should be able to process and accurately interpret the representative materials
obtained from the patients in order to arrive at a correct diagnosis.
(v) Should be able to recognize and report morphological changes in cells, tissues and
(vi) Should be able to plan, perform and report specific research projects.
Duration of course : 2 years
- General pathology including Immunopathology
- Systemic pathology
- Blood Banking including Transfusion Medicine
- Laboratory methods including quality control
- Applied Microbiology & Serology
- Applied Biochemistry
1) Collection and dispatching of samples to laboratory and handling of all equipments
2) Hands on experience in techniques, its interpretation and reporting
(a) Gram's stain
(b) Albert stain
(c) Z. N. stain
(d) Hanging drop preparation
(e) KOH / Lactophenol preparation
3) Sterilization techniques, Culture- methods, identification and reporting
4) Hands on experience and interpretation of serological tests like Widal, VDRL, HIV,
HBV, RF, ASO and Pregnancy tests
5) Microscopic examination of stools and reporting
6) Clinical Biochemistry- Procedures and interpretations of routine biochemical estimations
7) Hands on experience in and reporting of routine haematological investigations and
special investigations like Platelet count, Sickling tests, Reticulocyte count, PCV, Blood
indices, Bone marrow examination etc.
8) Histopathology - techniques and reporting
9) Cytopathology - techniques and reporting
10) Techniques and interpretation of various procedures in transfusion medicine
POSTING SCHEDULE :
Total Duration 24 Months
1. Cytopathology and Clinical pathology 6 months
2. Haematology and Blood Bank 6 months
3..Histopathology 6 months
4..Biochemistry 1 ½ month
5. Microbiology 1 ½ month
6. Revision in all sections 3 months