Continuing Professional Development

The RCPA CPD Program is changing in 2020

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Faculty of Science

Trainee Stories

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International Pathology Day and You

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is Mum going to be alright?

Pathology gives life's most important answers.

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Know Pathology
Know Healthcare

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Let's Connect

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Extension of Scope of Practice in Molecular Genetics

(NPAAC Supervision Certification Modules)

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National Cervical Screening Program

A joint Australian, State and Territory Government Program.
A guide for Laboratory Medicine Professionals.

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Pathology Journal

Pathology is the official journal of the RCPA and is published by Elsevier. The journal is committed to publishing peer-reviewed, original articles related to the science of pathology.

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Help Promote Pathology Education and Training in the Region

Find out more on how you can contribute towards the development of pathology education and training in developing countries

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Pathology Update 2020

Cracking the Code
20-22 March 2020
International Convention Centre, Sydney

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RCPA Foundation
Education + Research

The RCPA Foundation aims to promote the study and understanding of disease and how it is diagnosed and managed by sponsoring key pathology projects in areas such as education and research.

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If Pathologists Didn't Exist

where would the answers come from?

Donate to the Foundation

The RCPA Foundation of The Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia aims to promote the study and understanding of disease and how it is diagnosed and managed by sponsoring key pathology projects.

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Educational resources for pathologists, Trainees, scientists, medical and dental students, and junior doctors. Many resources are only accessible to members.


The Library holds a large range of print, audio and video resources which it is hoped will be of use.

Resource Manuals

RCPA Manual

The main purpose of this Manual is to provide useful guidelines for the selection of pathology tests and to facilitate interpretation of results.

Genetic Tests and Laboratories

Contains a comprehensive listing of all genes from the Human Gene Nomenclature Committee (HGNC) database alongside laboratories and tests available in the country.

Macroscopic Cut-Up Manual

A manual for the process of macroscopic dissection in Anatomical Pathology laboratories.

Latest News and Media

Media Items Of Interest

Items of interest from the Media for members only viewing.

Media Releases

Pathology related media releases.


Pathology related news issued by the RCPA.

NPAAC Supervision Certification Modules

Over the past twelve months, discipline-specific groups of Fellows have been working collaboratively with our Genetic Pathology Fellows in preparation for the release of the revised Requirements for the Supervision in the Clinical Governance of Medical Pathology Laboratories (Fourth Edition 2018). The College wishes to ensure that appropriate measures are in place so that Fellows who are currently supervising clinically-robust molecular and genetic testing services can maintain their involvement after the revised come into force on 01 August 2019. The College has therefore developed discipline-specific certification modules for current supervisors of molecular testing who are not genetic pathologists. It is acknowledged that this is a complex and constantly changing environment and the content of the modules and approach may be required to be amended in the future.

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