Autopsy-Biopsy course

Autopsy and Surgical Pathology

Key Points

Day 1

      1. Anatomical pathology as a necessary part of medicine.
      2. Methods in anatomical pathology.
      3. Caracteristic features of pathologist’s activity.
      4. History of surgical pathology.
      5. The tasks of surgical pathologist.
      6. Surgical pathology and nonpatholiogist.
      7. Legal aspect of surgical pathology. Histopathologist and the law.
      8. Biopsy. Definition, classifications.
      9. Urgent (express) biopsy.
      10. Different types of biopsy according to organs.
      11. Surgical pathology report. Gross description of the specimens.
      12. Microscopical finding in usual surgical pathology report.
      13. Morphological diagnosis in surgical pathology.
      14. Pathohistological conclusion in biopsy.
      15. Initial handling of specimens. Fixation. Stages of automatic tissue processors. Sectioning. Staining.


      1. Autopsy pathology. The main purposes of autopsy. Order to autopsy.
      2. The autopsy report.
      3. The structure of pathomorphological diagnosis.
      4. Comorbidities.
      5. Correlation of clinical and pathomorphological diagnosis.
      6. Clinical-morphological epicrisis.
      7. Difficulties of diagnostics.
      8. Divergence of main clinical and pathomorphological diagnoses.
      9. Categories of diagnostic divergences.
      10. Death certificate.
      11. Death. Signs of death, postmortem changes.
      12. Pathology of intensive care.
      13. Yatrogenic pathology.

Textbook on autopsy course

Here you may find all required information about the practical aspects of pathologist's job

autopsy worksheet.pdf

autopsy report template

In case of attending autopsy, use this blank form to compose your own autopsy report

Death certificate form

For fulfilment the tasks with question "Complete a death certificate worksheet"