Pathology is the branch of medicine that is involved in understanding the causes and processes of disease.
It does this by looking at changes in the tissues of the body or in blood and other body fluids. Some of these changes show the causes of the disease, while others provide critical information for the doctor in the diagnosis and treatment of illness.
Pathology includes many areas of disease testing and diagnosis including:
The Department of Pathology has a strong and growing research community, whose research covers cancer, developmental biology, and molecular pathology. It is also a major teaching department for the undergraduate medical degree and Bachelor of Medical Laboratory Science programme.
Pathology as a career
The careers page features information for students considering a career pathology.