The main purpose of this Manual is to provide useful guidelines for the selection of pathology tests and to facilitate interpretation of results.
Contains a comprehensive listing of all genes from the Human Gene Nomenclature Committee (HGNC) database alongside laboratories and tests available in the country.
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Pathway Winter 2008 - Paediatric Pathology - Little patients - big rewards. Winter 2008 Issue 16
A guide for RCPA supervisors.
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Opportunities in rural Australia can be all too easily dismissed. Dave Hosking talks to pathologists and trainees who have happily left city life behind, including a professor with a tiger tale. Issue 5
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The Use of Iron Studies, Ferritin and Other Tests of Iron Status
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The College supported 13 projects under the 2010 Rural Support Grant funding and 10 projects under the 2010 Training Network Development Grant funding. Nine projects funded from the 2010 allocation involved the purchase of microscopes and videoconferencing equipment. All eq...
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We currently have a fantastic opportunity for a senior Microbiology Pathologist to lead our Microbiology department. Australia | Microbiology
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Childhood Clinical Presentations of Inborn Errors Of Metabolism – Clinical and Laboratory Assessment Pathophysiologic classification: disorders that give rise to intoxication disorders involving complex molecules disorders ...
<p>We currently have a fantastic opportunity for an enthusiastic Anatomical Pathology Pathologist to support our operations at the Warrnambool Base Hospital.</p> Australia | Anatomical Pathology
<p><strong>About us:</strong> <br> Based in Victoria, Dorevitch Pathology is one of Australia’s leading comprehensive medical laboratory and pathology services. We have a large spectrum of pathology testing services and coverage of collection ce... Australia | Microbiology
<p>We currently have an excellent opportunity for an enthusiastic Microbiology Pathologist to join our main laboratory in Heidelberg, Melbourne, Victoria. The required roster to fill is Saturday to Tuesday.</p> Australia | Microbiology
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Iron homeostasis Iron deficiency 2013 October | Common Sense Pathology
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Pathology Today I18 12 September 2019
Use of ‘Point of Care’ Testing for the Measurement of Haemoglobin A1c (HbA1c)
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<p>We currently have a fantastic opportunity for an enthusiastic Anatomical Pathology Registrars to support our operations across Victoria.</p> Australia | Anatomical Pathology
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Viruses and exacerbations of asthma Asthma basics Described by symptoms, more than pathology Difficulty breathing, wheeze 'twitchy' inflamed airways
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NSW Anatomical Pathology Education Subcommittee presents the newly entitled PASS Workshops (formerly known as the Recent Advances in Pathology Lectures Series and Too Hard Slide Seminars) Registration is invited for this annual educational pr... RPA Hospital, Camperdown NSW
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From Baghdad boils to African eye worms, there's a world of tropical infections out there, and they do sometimes strike closer to home, writes Louise Martin-Chew 2005 Winter
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Scalpel, please… KEEPING FORENSIC PATHOLOGISTS IN REGIONAL AUSTRALIA IS A TOUGH ASK, BUT SOME STATES ARE MAKING HEADWAY. KATE WOODS REPORTS. 2007 Winter
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RPCA makes its position clear on when to test for vitamin D Structured reports for iron studies will provide a clearer picture Current coronavirus outbreak source is still a mystery Hypothermia deaths don’t just happen in cold... Issue 26 | June 2013
Pathology Today Vol15 I17 28 August 2014 28 August 2014
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The Medical Director, Sunshine Coast University Hospital Laboratory is the head of Pathology Queensland for the Sunshine Coast Group Laboratory and is responsible for the delivery of high value pathology services to the public health system of Q... Australia | Anatomical Pathology or General Pathology
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Where Can I Have a Pathology Test? - August 2012 The Facts 04 - 2012 August
How Safe is the Pathology Testing Process? - August 2012 The Facts 05 - 2012 August
What Should I Know about Pathology Test Results? - August 2012 The Facts 06 - 2012 August
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Collapsible Overview The Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia (RCPA) has received funding from the Australian Government Department of Health under the Specialist Training Program to support the development of this Digital Microscopy Education and Traini...
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The program includes a series of lectures, workshops, the Too Hard Show and practice exams for Anatomical Pathology Fellows and Trainees. The Too-Hard Slide Show component commences at 4 pm in the Pathology Conference Room, Level 7 Building 65 a... Royal Prince Alfred Hospital
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<p>Staff Specialist – Microbiology</p> <p>NSW Health Pathology – Westmead Hospital</p> <p>Temporary Part Time (0.3 FTE)</p> <p>14 October 2019 to 3 July 2022</p> <p>To provide and assist with high quality diagnostic, consultative, procedural and ... Australia | Microbiology
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Investigation of common thyroid problems September 2019
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Poliovirus takes advantage of gaps in immunisation campaigns New guidelines for gestational diabetes mellitus not universally accepted Court ruling lets the gen(i)e out of the bag Hydatid disease can be contracted from man's b... Issue 41 | October 2014
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In less than a decade, prenatal screening has been transformed. The introduction of noninvasive prenatal testing, also known as cell-free DNA testing, means women can now undergo more accurate, noninvasive screening for fetal abnormalities earli...
Pathology Today I05 14 March 2019
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Common Sense Pathology - Point of Care Testing April 2015 2015 April | Common Sense Pathology
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Back Next SCENARIO You are an Anatomical Pathologist working in a busy tertiary hospital. One of your senior scientists makes a discriminatory remark toward a junior scientist about their Māori ethnicity which you overhear. How could you as the pathologist practi...
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Back Next SCENARIO You are an Anatomical Pathologist working in a busy tertiary hospital. One of your senior scientists makes a discriminatory remark toward a junior scientist about their Aboriginal ethnicity which you overhear. How could you as the pathologist p...
Australian Pathologist Workforce - Microbiology
For more information go to : https://smartjobs.qld.gov.au/jobs/QLD-HSQ291682 Australia | Forensic Pathology
Populate or perish TWO DEDICATED PATHOLOGISTS FROM OPPOSITE SIDES OF THE CONTINENT ARE GETTING IMPRESSIVE RESULTS IN THEIR BID TO REVERSE THE PATHOLOGY WORKFORCE SHORTAGE. CATHY SAUNDERS REPORTS. 2007 Autumn
Neonatal and infant HSV disease in Australia Overview Incidence, presentation, baby and maternal details Vertical transmission of HSV Risk Factors Investigations Treatment prevention
<p>Please refer to the "Job URL" and "Full Job Description" below.</p> New Zealand | Haematology
Description: Surgical, Pathology, and Ambulatory Services Whangarei Hospital, Northland, New Zealand Are you a Laboratory Haematopathologist - ready to make a lifestyle change? Northland District Health Board provides secondary care servi... New Zealand | Pathology, Haematology
<p><strong>Description: Surgical, Pathology, and Ambulatory Services<br/> Whangarei Hospital, Northland, New Zealand</strong></p> <p><strong>Are you a Laboratory Haematopathologist - ready to make a lifestyle change?</strong></p> <p>Northland Dist... New Zealand | Haematology
<p><strong>Surgical and Support Services<br/> Whangarei Hospital, Northland, New Zealand</strong></p> <p>Northland District Health Board advocates for affirmative action and actively seeks Māori into our workforce to reflect the community we serve... New Zealand | Haematology
<p><strong>Surgical, Pathology, and Ambulatory Services<br/> Whangarei Hospital, Northland, New Zealand</strong></p> <p><strong>Are you a Laboratory Haematopathologist - Northland District Health Board is looking for a fixed term Haematopathologis... New Zealand | Haematology
<p>Staff Specialist – Immunopathology</p> <p>NSW Health Pathology – John Hunter Hospital</p> <p>Temporary Part Time (0.2 FTE)</p> <p>Up to Date 3 July 2022 </p> <p>To provide high quality diagnostic, consultative, procedural and on-call specialty... Australia | Immunopathology
The Molecular Man Professor Paul Waring has long been interested in how diseases work. The results of that interest will have global impact now that he is taking on a highlevel role with genentech, one of the world's leading biotech companies. ... Spring 2004 | 2004 Spring
Close alliances between pathologists and other medical professinals can do much to improve patient care, writes Yure Pavic. Issue 4
UNLOCKING breast cancer’s SECRETS FROM REFUGEE BEGINNINGS, PROFESSOR SUNIL LAKHANI HAS GONE ON TO PLAY A KEY ROLE IN CANCER RESEARCH, WRITES PETER LAVELLE. 2006 Autumn
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A Healthy Place To Be The standards are high, the work varied and the lifestyle hugely appealing -- Tasmania has much to offer aspiring and qualified pathologists, writes Tony James. 2006 Summer
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This is a newly created position, responsible for the provision of contemporary leadership across all laboratory service matters (excluding Forensic Biology and Forensic Pathology), including leadership and oversight of the Pre-Analytical Client... Australia | Executive
Expecting perfection THE PUBLIC HAS UNREALISTIC EXPECTATIONS OF PATHOLOGY’S ABILITY TO DELIVER PERFECT RESULTS, WRITES BIANCA NOGRADY. 2007 Spring
The Centre for Infectious Diseases and Microbiology Laboratory Services (CIDMLS) is a large medical pathology laboratory situated in the ICPMR at Westmead Hospital. Westmead Hospital is currently undergoing a significant infrastructure development... Australia | Microbiology
Passing the Test Encouraging doctors to use a pathology tests wisely is not only about cos control - it is central to quaity medical practive, writes Tony James. 2006 Summer
Pathology Today I14 18 July 2019
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<p><strong>Haematology Service, Waikato Hospital, New Zealand<br/> Fixed Term - 3 months<br/> Full time</strong></p> <p>We are seeking a passionate, committed Haematologist for a 3 month fixed position in our dynamic, progressive and multidiscipl... New Zealand | Haematology
Making the body's own defence system work, immunopathology offers immense challenges and variety with a combination of clinical and lab work. George Biro reports. Issue 6
Alison and Richard Goodwin examine how pathology helps the law solve crime. Issue 1
Pathologists overall are in short supply but, general pathologists are becoming a particularly rare breed, writes George Biro. Issue 5
These are definitive documents which the College has produced and are to be followed as described. They cover both internal and external matters and relate to Fellows, Trainees and others.
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Testing for and diagnosing kidney disease early - the silent disease What is a renal (kidney) biopsy? Treating kidney disease in the Indigenous communities Taking a detailed look at kidney disease through the electron microscope Issue 079 | April 2018
Pathology Today I16 09 August 2018
Pathology - The Facts Booklet - August 2012 The Facts - August 2012
SA Pathology has a full-time Anatomical Pathology Consultant vacancy across its two largest laboratories at Flinders Medical Centre (0.6 FTE) and the Royal Adelaide Hospital (0.4 FTE). Depending on applicants this vacancy could be filled by a si... Australia | Anatomical Pathology
NPAAC PoCT Best Practice Guidelines and RCPA PoCT device Guidelines aim to ensure safe use of PoCT devices Point of Care Testing devices for diabetes - Caveat emptor! Point of Care Tests for infectious diseases can be a game change... Issue 38 | July 2014
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Internal Quality Assurance (IQA) Framework in Haematology
Oversee provision of clinical support in the Anatomical Pathology discipline including Histology, Cytology and non-coronial autopsy services within your laboratory. Manage PQ’s contribution to multidisciplinary clinical team meetings as determined... Australia | Anatomical Pathology
We are seeking a highly skilled Medical Director (Anatomical Pathology) for our Cairns Laboratory. The position provides high level advice and has the responsibility for medical leadership and clinical governance to all consultant pathologists and... Australia | Anatomical Pathology
To support the strategic advice and direction in setting quality standards for your specialty within your laboratory/site in line with HSQ Strategic Priorities. Responsibility for medical leadership and clinical governance to all consultant Pathol... Australia | Anatomical Pathology
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Protecting Australia from future emerging arboviral threats - Dr David Warrilow
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Autopsy rates are declining nationally - except in the ares of perinatal mortality. Cathy Saunders examines why. Issue 13
Where are all the Pathologists? Medicine's endangered species. Spring 2006 Issue 09
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First clinical whole-genome sequencing service offers new hope to thousands of patients and their families. We're still waiting to bowl the final strike against HIV/AIDS. Musculoskeletal 'spare parts' deliver quality of life for recipient... Issue 61 | August 2016
Cancer Australia Statement provides 12 reasons to put breast cancer management under the microscope. HTLV-1 virus needs awareness raising to uncover its risks to Indigenous health. Emergent meat allergy is ticking people off. New Zeala... Issue 63 | October 2016
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Expert irons out issues around measuring iron levels in the body Donor Questionnaires provide vital information to blood services Cats can share more than just their love around Breath and blood alcohol have a volatile relationship Issue 071 | July 2017
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Staff Specialist – Chemical Pathology NSW Health Pathology – Nepean Hospital Permanent Full Time (1.0 FTE) Applicants expecting to obtain Fellowship within 4 months would be eligible to apply. Part time (minimum 0.6 FTE) will be considered sub... Australia | Chemical Pathology
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Pathway Winter 2007 - Blood Feuds - Massive changes create waves in New Zealand. Winter 2007 Issue 12
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Pathway Autumn 2007 - Bodies of Evidence - Protecting our precious pathology specimens. Autumn 2007 Issue 11
Pathway Autumn 2008 - Genetics - Redefining diagnosis, disease and drug therapy. Autumn 2008 Issue 15
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Pathway Summer 2007 - Magic Bullet - Australian Pathology's Stem Cell Innovators Summer 2007 Issue 14
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