Non Gynae Cytology ASD Prep Session

Last updated: 3rd February 2021

Advanced Specialist Diploma in Non Gynae Cytology Preparation session: Written Paper Distanced learning session via MS Teams

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9th March 2021

This session has been set up with the help of IBMS/RCPath examiners to provide some training whilst allowing staff and speakers to maintain safety during the pandemic.

The session will outline briefly what examiners are looking for in prospective candidates, and will also allow candidates to test their case management understanding. The participants will have the opportunity to view images by video link on the day and will then be expected to understand the clinical management of the patient based on observation and their significance for the patient.

At the MS Teams session the panel will discuss approaches to the case types and describe what they feel should be included in a model answer.

The separate “slide Cases” session can be booked if wanted.

IBMS CPD credits can be claimed for this activity.

These days are being managed by the North of England Pathology and Screening Education Centre (NEPSEC) and all enquires about the events themselves should be made to their team:
Tel: 0113 246 6330


Learning Outcomes:

At the end of the session participants should better understand;

  • The types of cases likely to be asked (Discuss, describe etc.)
  • Approaches to structuring of answers
  • The knowledge level required

This event will be held via Microsoft Teams.
You will need:

  • access to a PC with a camera function or smart device such as smartphone or tablet
  • Google Chrome web browser installed
  • good internet access, whether connection is via wifi or a hardwire network cable

Members of the NEPSEC Team will be on hand to assist you with any technical difficulties.

Joining instructions for MS Teams are on the last pages of this programme. Please contact us on 0113 246 6330 or 0161 276 5118 should you need additional assistance.

The content in this programme of learning is the intellectual property of NEPSEC and its course contributors. You are not permitted to voice record, film record or share any of the contents of this programme of learning. 

Course Faculty

Dr Paul Cross Consultant Pathologist, Gateshead Cytology CJB Examiner, RCPath
Dr Behdad Shambayati Consultant Clinical Scientist, Speciality Lead for Cervical Cytology Berkshire and Surrey Pathology Services, Cytology CJB IBMS Examiner


This event is £80
(NHS Participants attending from North West, East Midlands and North East, Yorkshire and Humber NHS regions will incur a £15 per day administration fee only).


9:00       Registration/Introductions
9:10       ASD written Exam questions: How to approach them and what is required
09.45     Discussion of example questions
12:00     Close


Further information and application forms for any of our courses are available from our Administration Team:
Administration: Wakefield 0113 246 6330
Manchester 0161 276 5114