Diploma in Pathology

MAHARASHTRA UNIVERSITY OF HEALTH SCIENCES
In Nashik

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Nashik
Vani Road, Mhasrul, Nashik , 422004, Maharashtra, India
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Course programme

Diploma in 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 delivery system.
(iii) Who shall be aware of contemporary advances and developments in the
discipline concerned.
(iv) Who shall have acquired a spirit of scientific inquiry and oriented to the
principles of research methodology and epidemiology ;and
(v) Who shall have acquired the basic skills in teaching of the medical and
paramedical professionals.
OBJECTIVES :
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
organs.
(vi) Should be able to plan, perform and report specific research projects.
(vii) Should be able to perform clinical autopsy and present CPC (Clinico Pathological
Correlation )

METHODS OF TRAINING
Duration of course - 3 years.
1.On job training
- Histopathology including techniques and reporting
- Cytology including FNAC ,fluid cytology ,exfoliative cytology- techniques and
reporting
- Haematology including blood banking and transfusion medicine- techniques and
reporting
- Clinical pathology- techniques and reporting
- Museum techniques
- Autopsy techniques and interpretation
- Serology- techniques and reporting
- Handling of hazardous material
- Handling, maintenance and calibration of instruments used in laboratory
- Undergraduate teaching
2.P.G. Teaching sessions
- Journal review
- Subject seminar
- Grossing discussions for autopsies and surgical material
- Slide seminar including histopathology ,haematology, and cytopathology
- Clinical case- group discussion
- Interdepartmental seminars
Post graduate students should be encouraged to attend CME, Workshops, Conferences &
present papers.
TEACHING /LEARNING CONTENT
A. THEORY
I BASIC SCIENCES
1. Anatomy/histology of all structures in human body/organs
2. Physiology and biochemistry-Basic aspects of various metabolism and functioning of
endocrines
3. Genetics-Fundamental / applied aspects
4. Biostatistics
5. Biomedical ethics-ethical issues related to Medical practice and research
II PATHOLOGY
1. Historical aspects
2. General pathology
3. Systemic pathology
4. Haematology
5. Blood banking and Transfusion Medicine
6. Cytopathology
7. Clinical Pathology
8. Medical autopsy: Techniques and interpretation
9. Recent advances in all fields ,related to Pathology
10. Organization of laboratory including quality control
III CLINICAL BIOCHEMISTRY
Routine biochemical investigations and various organ function tests i.e. LFT ,RFT etc.
B. PRACTICAL
Proficiency of technological methods should include the following:
1. Fields in which high degree of professional competence and theorotical knowledge is
expected:-
a) Gross pathology and histopathology
b) Haematology
c) Cytopathology
d) Clinical pathology and Blood banking
2. Fields in which student is expected to achieve reasonable working knowledge and
skills to be able to run laboratory services independently
a) Clinical chemistry
b) Serology
3. Fields in which student is expected to achieve general acquaintance of techniques to
understand and interpret data
a) Immunopathology
b) Histochemistry
c) Immunohistochemistry
d) Cytogenetics
e) Molecular biology
f) Medical statistics
POSTING SCHEDULE:
1) Histopathology and Autopsy :- 15 months
2) Clinical pathology
Haematology :- 15 months
Cytopathology
Blood Bank
3) Biochemistry : - 1 month
4) Serology :- 15 days
5) Museum :- 15 days
6) Revision in all sections :- 4 months