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BPS Syllabus

The syllabus covers the basic mechanisms of disease that trainees need to understand so they are equipped to train in their chosen discipline and to understand pathology disciplines other their own chosen field. For example, the microbiology trainee needs to understand the mechanisms or Systemic Inflammatory Response Syndrome or what a septic infarct looks like; the chemical pathology trainee needs to know about the anatomical pathology changes seen in metabolic syndrome; the anatomical pathology trainee needs to understand why certain antibodies used in routine diagnosis are relevant and the genetic pathology trainee needs to understand how enzyme deficiencies may lead to morphological changes, etc. 

The syllabus is primarily based on the first 10 Chapters of the Professional Edition of the 9th Edition of Abul K. Abbas, Vinay Kumar, Jon C. Aster and others (Robbins and Cotran Pathologic Basis of Disease, Professional Edition. 9th ed. 2015. Elsevier).

The syllabus document includes supplementary references, which may either explain details more clearly than the textbook or may contain diagrams that help explain basic concepts. As far as possible these references are from Open Access journals but for copyright reasons the actual articles are not able to be placed on the College website.