Preparation and Cytology - Respiratory

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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18th March 2020
Venue: NEPSEC - Wakefield

Key Learning Outcomes and Reflection Topics 

  • Understand the anatomy, histology and physiology of the respiratory tract
  • Understand the disease processes affecting the respiratory tract
  • Understand investigative methods used in respiratory tract disease
  • Understand the criteria for accessing the adequacy of samples
  • Know the normal cytological features of sputum, bronchial washings, brushings and lavages
  • Know the cytological features of contaminants and artefacts including those related to treatment of disease
  • Know the cytological features and cytopathic effects of respiratory tract infections
  • Be aware of the role of cytology in non-neoplastic pulmonary disease
  • Know and recognise the cytological appearances of malignancy
  • Be aware of 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