Pathology is the study of disease. It is the bridge between science and medicine. It underpins every aspect of patient care, from diagnostic testing and treatment advice to using cutting-edge genetic technologies and preventing disease.

The disciplines that come under the Pathology umbrella are

  • Haematology
  • Infectious diseases with Medical Microbiology or Virology
  • Histopathology
  • Immunology

Each discipline addresses different aspects of laboratory medicine.  Haematology and Immunology include a significant component of clinical management with potential contact with patients.  The role of the Histopathologist involves diagnosis from assessment of tissue and cellular samples and is essential for the management of suspected cancer cases and other clinical conditions requiring a tissue diagnosis.  Histopathology is also the route of entry into Forensic (autopsy) Pathology, Paediatric and Perinatal Pathology and Diagnostic Neuropathology.

Training in Pathology

  • Higher Pathology Training

    Find out all the information you need to apply for postgraduate training in the specialty of Pathology

  • Histopathology

    Find out all the information you need to apply for training in the specialty of Histopathology

Other specialties recruiting

Other Pathology specialties not currently advertised on this site are also recruiting. You will find their details below.

Chemical Pathology

Page last reviewed: 24 May 2024
Next review due: 24 May 2025