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VETS9056: Necropsy and Surgical Pathology Adv

This Unit of Study focuses on developing advanced observation, interpretation and reporting skills for morbid anatomy and histopathology. Students will perform necropsies and select complete ranges of tissues for histopathological examination. They will also be expected to develop skills in techniques of processing a wide range of tissues and staining (in particular histochemical and immunohistochemical stains). There will be a greater emphasis paid to describing gross and microscopic changes, and writing reports. Students will be exposed to advanced levels of interpretation. At the end of this Unit of Study, students will: Perform necropsies on, and collect a wide range of tissues from, standard species; Describe and communicate gross pathological changes (necropsy and biopsy) at an advanced level; Select a wide range of fixed tissues for histopathological processing; Understand the theory and practice of routine tissue processing and staining; Understand the theory and practice of histochemical and immunohistochemical processing and staining; Perform histochemical and immunohistochemical processing and staining; Examine and describe histopathological slides to an advanced level; Be able to interpret common diseases from necropsy and biopsy material; Write superior biopsy and necropsy reports.

Code VETS9056
Academic unit School of Veterinary Science Academic Operations
Credit points 6
Prerequisites:
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VETS9050 and VETS9052
Corequisites:
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None
Prohibitions:
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None

The learning outcomes for this unit will be available two weeks before the first day of teaching.

Unit outlines

Unit outlines will be available 1 week before the first day of teaching for the relevant session.