What is Pathology
Pathology is the study of diseases such as infections and cancers, and their processes, such as inflammation, at the genetic, molecular, cellular, and organ levels.
Pathologists examine how and why diseases develop, and are important in the diagnosis of these diseases.
Students become familiar with examining both macroscopic specimens and the microscopic differences between normal and abnormal cells, tissues and organs. Examples include the study of disorders such as meningitis, tuberculosis, auto-immune diseases, congenital diseases, a variety of cancers, HIV/AIDS, heart disease, asthma, musculoskeletal diseases and the human version of ‘mad cow disease’.
Careers for pathologists include research, medical technologists, forensic technicians, medical lab technicians and more.
Pathology as part of your Diploma
UNSW Diploma students learn the fundamentals required for their future studies in discipline-specific diploma courses that are equivalent to First Year undergraduate courses at UNSW Sydney.
The added support that diploma students receive will equip them with academic and English skills and ensure they are well prepared for their journey into Second Year at UNSW Sydney.
Pathology Diploma Courses
View an example of the courses you will be studying in your First Year at UNSW Global below.
- Mathematics 1A
- Mathematics 1B
- Chemistry A: Atoms, Molecules & Energy
- Chemistry B: Elements, Compounds & Life
- Molecules, Cells and Genes
- Applied Biomolecular Sciences
- Evolutionary & Functional Biology
- Communication & Academic Literacy