Pathology - e-Learning for Healthcare
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  • Royal college of Pathologists

About the Pathology programme

e-Path is a web based educational resource to support medical and non-clinical scientists in life long learning, particularly trainees. It is delivered in partnership by the Royal College of Pathologists and Health Education England e-Learning for Healthcare (e-LfH).

e-Path will continue to develop by adding e-learning sessions over the coming years to support medical and healthcare science trainees in seven main pathology specialties: cellular and molecular pathology, haematology, microbiology, clinical biochemistry, virology, immunology and genetics.


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e-Path is split into seven modules which contain both knowledge based sessions and cases written by current practicing consultants.

A separate Pathopedia tool will allow pathologists to create an authoritative online encyclopaedia of core knowledge.

The materials have been designed to be used on a standard laptop or PC via a broadband internet connection at home or in the workplace. As a learner you will be able to plan and record your learning, and return to any unfinished sessions.

Project structure

  • Module 1

    Clinical Biochemistry
  • Module 2

  • Module 3

  • Module 4

    Cellular and molecular pathology including histopathology, cytopathology, neuropathology, paediatric pathology and forensic pathology (in planning)
  • Module 5

  • Module 6

  • Module 7


Executive Group

  • Julia Moore OBE

    (Chair of Executive Group), National Director, e-Learning for Healthcare
  • Alan Ryan

    National Programme Director, e-Learning for Healthcare
  • Mike Wells

    Mike Wells

    Vice President for Learning, Royal College of Pathologists
  • Daniel Ross

    Daniel Ross

    Chief Executive, Royal College of Pathologists
  • Joanne Brinklow

    Joanne Brinklow

    Head of Educational Standards, Royal College of Pathologists

Module Editors

  • Tim Helliwell

    Tim Helliwell

    Cellular pathology
  • James Hooper

    James Hooper

    Clinical biochemistry
  • Avril Cullen

    Avril Cullen

  • Sara Edward

    Sara Edward

  • Richard Jones

    Richard Jones

    Forensic pathology
  • Fiona MacDonald

    Fiona MacDonald

    Genetics and reproductive science
  • Deborah Sage

    Deborah Sage

    Histocompatibility and Immunogenetics
  • Brendan Healy

    Brendan Healy

    Medical microbiology
  • Ian Cree

    Ian Cree

    Molecular pathology
  • Nicki Cohen

    Nicki Cohen

  • Liz Hook

    Liz Hook

    Paediatric pathology
  • Heather Wallace

    Heather Wallace

  • Shuba Allard

    Shuba Allard

    Transfusion medicine
  • William Tong

    William Tong


Museum pots

Histopathology has for many years relied upon the use of preserved specimens (“pots”) showing typical pathological changes to train and teach pathology. These pots are held in a few specialist museums across the UK and form a remarkable archive of disease; some collections hold hundreds of specimens dating back over three centuries. Many show pathological changes of a severity rarely seen in clinical practice today as current therapies often slow disease progression and diagnostic techniques allow diseases to be detected earlier.

The e-Path project team has joined forces with Professor Sebastian Lucas at King’s College London and Guys and St Thomas’ NHS Trust to create an online virtual collection using the specimens held at the Gordon Museum in London. These digital versions will be available online and to download as “Potcasts” and will form one of a range of e-learning resources that are used to teach the pathologists of the future.

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Museum pots
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