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Applied pathology

MRCS candidates should:

  • Have an understanding of both general pathology, including surgical microbiology and haematology
  • Have a good working knowledge of the pathological principles underlying inflammation, infection, neoplasia and immunity
  • Have sufficient knowledge of applied histology to be able to interpret the microscopic features of common diseases
  • Be able to use the output of hospital laboratories in an intelligent and informed way
  • Understand the epidemiology of disease and the place of screening in surgical practice

General pathology

System specific pathology

  • Nervous system
  • Musculoskeletal system
  • Respiratory system
  • Breast disorders
  • Cardiovascular system
  • Endocrine system
  • Genito-urinary system
  • Gastrointestinal system
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