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Speciality: Histopathology

Programme Description
GMC Reference: EOS/458

In this programme trainees are exposed to all aspects of Surgical Pathology, Cytopathology and Autopsy pathology. Cytopathology includes both Gynae and Non Gynae specimens. Approximately 30,000 surgical cases each year are handled in Ninewells and these provide ample learning opportunities for our trainees.

In addition to core training at Ninewells, block rotation to Paediatric Pathology in the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital in Glasgow is included in the program. This rotation is for one month.  ST1/2 attend a neuropathology course in Edinburgh and rotation to neuropathology in Edinburgh can be arranged for those interested.

Regular rotations to Forensic Pathology provide in depth exposure to Autopsy Pathology. Trainees participate in regular in house didactic teaching and trainees are encouraged to teach students Pathology at the University of Dundee medical school which is on campus.

This programme provides unique opportunities to carry out research in conjunction with our University partners at Dundee and St Andrews. Oral pathology training is also provided on site. A close relationship with the molecular genetics and cytogenetics departments encourages trainees to learn the role of avant garde techniques in molecular diagnosis, commensurate with modern pathological practice.

Research, audit, teaching and management opportunities

The East Region of Scotland Deanery involves Tayside, which is a beautiful area to live and work within. It has varied geography and offers diverse interests for individuals and families, from a thriving city life in Dundee to outdoor activities in Angus, Perthshire and North Fife.

Dundee has good road and rail networks to the other areas of Scotland. The quality of life in Tayside is excellent with easy access to the countryside for sport and leisure as well as world-renowned facilities for golf.

Where is the training delivered?
This programme involves placements in some or all of these Health Boards and hospitals:

Ninewells Hospital, Dundee, The Queen Elizabeth University Hospital Glasgow , Western General Hospital, Edinburgh

Ninewells Hospital

Western General Edinburgh (Neuropathology)

Queen Elizabeth University Hospital, Glasgow (Paediatric Pathology)

Department of Forensic Pathology, University of Dundee (Autopsy)

Contacts and Useful Links
Programme Type Deanery based or National: Deanery
Administration office North of Scotland
Lead Dean / Director Professor Alan Denison
Responsible Associate Postgraduate Dean or Assistant Director (GP) Dr Russell Duncan
Specialty or Sub-specialty Specialty or Sub-specialty: Specialty
Date of GMC recent approval August 2010
Associated Royal College - Faculty
Royal College of Pathologists (web site)
Curriculum and Associated Assessment System
Programme Administrator: Named Programme Administrator: Lynda Service, Training Programme Administrator
Address: NHS Education for Scotland Forest Grove House Foresterhill Road Aberdeen AB25 2ZP
Tel: 01224 805132
Programme Director Programme Director Name: Dr Sarah Mukhtar
Address: Dr Sarah Mukhtar Dept of Pathology Ninewells Hospital & Medical School Dundee DD1 9SY
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