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‘Pathology in Action: Disease, Dissection and Diagnosis’ schools event:

Event held at the IGMM for National Pathology Week and International Pathology Day: November 2014

Professor Mark Arends, Professor of Pathology within the IGMM and Co-Director of the Centre for Comparative Pathology at the University of Edinburgh, and colleagues hosted a "Pathology in Action: Disease, Dissection and Diagnosis" event for schools on 5th November as part of National Pathology Week and International Pathology Day.

60 school students and teachers from 11 Lothian schools attended the event to spend an afternoon with both medical and veterinary pathologists.

They rotated around a variety of hands on activities, including a post mortem dissection of a sheep, were able to handle pre-prepared dissected specimens in the dissection room, spent time viewing slides on a multi-headed microscope, had a “Pathogens up close” lab session, and heard a series of short presentations highlighting the career paths of pathologists in the fields of veterinary pathology, marine mammal pathology, medical pathology and forensic pathology.

Feedback from the students included ‘really interesting day with great hands on stuff’, ‘well explained, very informative’ and ‘Loved it!!’

Teachers’ responses included: ‘It was lovely to see my pupils so engaged - they loved it’, ‘Truly Brilliant’ and ‘My pupils are completely energised and enthused with updated knowledge of pathology’.

‘Pathology in Action: Disease, Dissection and Diagnosis’ video