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Disciplines

There are nine different disciplines of Pathology.

Anatomical Pathology

Anatomical Pathology is the branch of pathology that deals with the tissue diagnosis of disease.

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Chemical Pathology

Chemical Pathology is another discipline in the field of Pathology which deals with the entire range of disease.

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Clinical Pathology

A Clinical Pathologist is familiar with the major aspects of the clinical branches of laboratory medicine.

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Forensic Pathology

Forensic Pathology is the subspecialty of Pathology that focuses on medicolegal investigations of sudden or unexpected death.

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General Pathology

A General Pathologist is familiar with the major aspects of all branches of laboratory medicine described above.

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Genetic Pathology

Genetics is the most recent discipline to emerge in Pathology. The revolution in genetics, and our knowledge of genetic disorders, has been precipitated by the very rapid advances which have occurred in recombinant DNA (rDNA) technology, which allows the sequencing of the genetic make up of individuals.

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Haematology Pathology

Haematology is another rapidly developing discipline which deals with many aspects of those diseases which affect the blood such as anaemia, leukemia, lymphoma, and clotting or bleeding disorders.

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Immunopathology

Immunology is a specialty, like haematology, which often involves both laboratory medicine (the testing of specimens collected from patients) and clinical practice (interviewing, examining and advising patients about clinical problems).

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Microbiology

Microbiology deals with diseases caused by infectious agents such as bacteria, viruses, fungi and parasites. Microbiologists have roles both in the laboratory and directly in patient care.

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