Courses at Birmingham Pathology Training Centre

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic our NHS Trust is still advising that external visitors / delegates are not allowed on site.  Unfortunately this means that we are still not able to offer face to face courses or accept room bookings at the moment.  We are unable to say at this time how long these measures will be in place. 

However, we are currently offering a limited range of courses virtually.  Please contact bwc.bctcenquiries@nhs.net for further information.

 

The following courses are provided by the Birmingham Pathology Training Centre

Please see individual courses for further information and how to apply:

Non-Gynaecological Cytology - Preparation for FRCPath Part 2 Exam Courses

Course description

This is a comprehensive cytology course designed to prepare trainees for the Non-Gynaecological FRCPath Part 2 Examination. 

Places are limited on these courses and they become fully booked very quickly - please book early.

Aims of the Course:

  • To provide an overview of the salient aspects of diagnostic non-gynaecological cytopathology
  • To present topic-based lectures on the cytopathology of individual systems
  • For lecturers with considerable expertise to lead teaching using lectures, workshops, multiheader microscopy
  • To facilitate slide review of selected cases followed by discussion
  • To provide a mock Non-Gynae Cytopathology FRCPath Part 2 exam with detailed feedback and an opportunity to discuss ‘exam’ cases with the tutor.

Course requirements

  • Trainee Pathologists preparing for the FRCPath Part 2 exam

 Course fee

  • £500 full course on site
  • £200 virtual course

 Course dates

  • Virtual Course 22-25 February 2021 (FULLY BOOKED)
  • Virtual Course 20-23 September 2021 - booking for this course will open shortly
  • If your preferred course date is fully booked please ask to be added to our mailing list.  We will email you if a place becomes available on one of these courses.

Course enquiry

  • To check if a place is available on this course please email bwc.bctcenquiries@nhs.net stating the name and date of the course you are interested in attending and your current workplace location.
  • We will reply by email as soon as possible – if you do not receive a response within 2 days please contact us again.
  • We will email confirmation and further details on receipt of your application form.

Histopathology - Preparation for FRCPath Part 2 Exam Courses

Course description

The Birmingham Histopathology Course is a comprehensive course lasting two working weeks and providing an overview of systemic histopathology. There are topic-based lectures and multiheader microscopy sessions on the pathology of individual systems.  There are also slide seminars in general pathology.

There is a mock exam that seeks to emulate the surgical, frozen section and macro sections of the FRCPath Part 2 examination followed by detailed feedback and an opportunity to discuss the “exam” cases with the tutor.

Places are limited on these courses and they become full booked very quickly - please book early.

Course requirements

  • Trainee Pathologists preparing for the FRCPath exam

 Course fee

  • £800 full course on site
  • £400 virtual course (6 days)

 Course dates

  • Virtual Course 15-18 June +21-22 June (6 day course) (FULLY BOOKED)
  • Please contact us to be added to our mailing list - we will email you if a place becomes available on this course.

Course enquiry:

  • To check if a place is available on this course please email bwc.bctcenquiries@nhs.net stating the name and date of the course you are interested in attending and your current workplace location.
  • We will reply by email as soon as possible – if you do not receive a response within 2 days please contact us again.
  • If a place is available, please complete and return an Application Form Pathology Course v2.0[pdf] 160KB  (and fee if applicable) to complete your booking.
  • We will email confirmation and further details on receipt of your application form.

Autopsy Pathology for Stage C/D Trainees in Histopathology & Consultant Pathologists Practising Autopsies

Course description

This is a two-day course addressing fundamentals of the autopsy, including external examination, dissection techniques, post-mortem toxicology and suspicious deaths.  Case scenarios will be discussed.  The course is aimed at Stage C/D trainees in Histopathology, as well as Consultant Pathologists practising autopsies.

Course requirements

  • Stage C/D Trainees in Histopathology or Consultant Pathologists

Course fee

  • £240 or £200 for early bird registrations

 Course dates

  • It is anticipated that our next course will be in 2021.  Please contact us if you are interested in attending this course.  We will email you as soon as course dates are confirmed.

Course enquiry

  • To check if a place is available on this course please email bwc.bctcenquiries@nhs.net stating the name and date of the course you are interested in attending.
  • We will reply by email as soon as possible – if you do not receive a response within 2 days please contact us again.
  • We will email confirmation and further details on receipt of your application form.

Basic Cytopathology, Histopathology & Colposcopy Course (in conjunction with BSCCP)

Course description

This course is designed to provide colposcopists with an opportunity to have hands-on experience in aspects of cellular pathology which have an impact on the practice of colposcopy. There are sessions with a multiheader microscope where you can look at cervical samples and cervical biopsies.  There will also be a discussion of MDT type cases and a virtual tour around the histology and cytology laboratories.  Attendance at these sessions can be counted towards logbook requirements.

Course requirements

  • Please contact BSCCP for further information

 Course fee

  • Please contact BSCCP for further information

 Course dates

  • Please contact BSCCP for further information