Skip to main content
Unit of study_

Necropsy and Surgical Pathology - VETS9052

Year - 2018

This unit focuses on developing observation, interpretation and reporting skills for morbid anatomy and histopathology. Students will perform necropsies and select tissues for histopathological examination. They will also be exposed to techniques of processing and staining (H and E, special stains and immunohistochemical staining). There will be special attention paid to describing gross and microscopic changes, and writing reports. Students will be exposed to the fundamentals of interpretation. At the end of this Unit of Study, students will: Perform necropsies on, and collect tissues from, standard species; Effectively describe and communicate gross pathological changes (necropsy and biopsy); Select fixed tissues for histopathological processing; Understand the theory and practice of tissue processing and staining; Examine and describe histopathological slides; Understand basic interpretive techniques; Write adequate biopsy and necropsy reports.

Classes
Supervision

Assessment
5,000 word assignment and an oral presentation or equivalent.

Textbooks
Slauson DO. Cooper BJ. Mechanisms of Disease. A Textbook of Comparative General Pathology. 3rd edn. Mosby 2002 McGavin MD. Carlton WW. Zachary JF. Thomson's Special Veterinary Pathology. 3rd edn. Mosby 2000

Additional information
Students must have current registration with the NSW Veterinary Practitioners Board, Australia and must be admitted into a UVTH residency training program.

Pre-requisites

VETS9050

Details

Faculty: Science

Semester 1

05 Mar 2018

Department/School: School of Veterinary Science Academic Operations
Study Mode: Supervision
Census Date: 31 Mar 2018
Unit of study level: Postgraduate
Credit points: 6.0
EFTSL: 0.125
Available for study abroad and exchange: No
Faculty/department permission required? No
Location
Camperdown
Faculty: Science

Semester 2

30 Jul 2018

Department/School: School of Veterinary Science Academic Operations
Study Mode: Supervision
Census Date: 31 Aug 2018
Unit of study level: Postgraduate
Credit points: 6.0
EFTSL: 0.125
Available for study abroad and exchange: No
Faculty/department permission required? No
Location
Camperdown
More details
Unit of Study coordinator: A/Prof Mark Krockenberger.
HECS Band: 3
Courses that offer this unit

Non-award/non-degree study If you wish to undertake one or more units of study (subjects) for your own interest but not towards a degree, you may enrol in single units as a non-award student. Cross-institutional study If you are from another Australian tertiary institution you may be permitted to undertake cross-institutional study in one or more units of study at the University of Sydney.

To help you understand common terms that we use at the University, we offer an online glossary.