What is National Pathology Week?

Pathology is not very well represented and understood in real life.

Most people get their impressions about our science from the media, especially shows such as “Silent Witness". Here is an interesting article by Dr Kinsey on our TV and film roles!

The real pathology is at least as interesting as it’s presented. There are many different aspects of pathology. There are different disciplines, which play very important roles in the diagnosis of many patients. You might not be aware, but almost everybody who has been seen by a doctor or was seen at an outpatient clinic or admitted to hospital has something to do with pathology.

In 2008, the Royal College of Pathologists decided to start a week-long event series, dedicated to higlight the interesting aspects of pathology, showing everybody the science behind the diagnosis of the diseases. Last year the events were centred on the heart and vascular system, this year's theme is the building blocks of life, how pathology helps mothers and babies!

This is our third year of local events and new for this year: you can also find us at the Millenium Library on Saturday 6th November!

We hope you find this as interesting and captivating as we do, and visit us every year and see our programs at the NNUH!


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