Preparation and Cytology – Serous Cavities

These training sessions are ideal for anyone completing their Specialist Diploma in Cytopathology, but equally suitable for non-medical staff new to diagnostic cytology and wishing to gain experience in non-gynaecological cytology.. The course covers sample collection and preparation techniques, serous fluids, urine and respiratory cytology and will include lectures, workshops, multi-header sessions and self-assessment elements.

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19th March 2020
Venue: NEPSEC - Wakefield

Key Learning Outcomes and Reflection Topics

  • Understand the anatomy, histology and physiology of body cavities
  • Know the methods for collection and preparation of serous effusions
  • Be aware of the process and significance of serous effusion formation and associated clinical conditions
  • Know the normal cytological features of effusions
  • Know and recognise the cytological features associated with reactive changes in serous effusions
  • Understand the cytomorphological features of malignancy
  • Know and recognise the cytological features of metastatic disease in serous effusions
  • Know and recognise the significant features associated with malignant mesothelioma and methods of confirmation
  • Understand differential diagnoses and potential diagnostic pitfalls

Event contact details

Isabelle Caillet Telephone: 0161 2765114 Event website


NEPSEC - Wakefield North of England Pathology and Screening Education Centre
3 Silkwood Business Park
Fryers Way
Wakefield WF5 9TJ