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Campus de Salt

UDG UDG

Campus de Salt

Technician in Pathology Anatomy and Cytodiagnosis

2022 - 2023

About

This program trains students to process histological and cytological samples, to select and make the gynaecological and general cytology diagnostic approximation. Collaborate in the realization of clinical and forensic necropsies to support the clinical or medico-legal diagnosis, organizing and planning the work and fulfilling criteria of quality service and optimization of resources, under the specific supervision of a doctor.

The duration is 2,000 hours (1,584 in class and 416 in internship) divided in two academic years.

Access

People having some of the following requirements can access directly to the program:

  • Have the high school diploma or equivalent
  • Have a Vocational Education and Training diploma (VET) or a Certificate of Higher Education (HNC)
  • Professional or technical specialist
  • Have any Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent
  • Having passed the university entrance test for over 25 years

People not having any of the aforementioned requirements must pass an entrance test. In order to apply, it is necessary be aged 19 years old or turn 19 during the year in which the test will take place.

Objectives

The Technician in Pathological Anatomy and Cytodiagnosis will develop the following competences:

  • The organization, management and involvement in necropsy units or services and in pathological anatomy and cytology laboratories.
  • The realization of clinical or medico-legal autopsies, always under supervision of a doctor.
  • The processing of post-mortem and surgical pieces and clinical biopsies.
  • The application of necessary techniques of microtome, staining, immunohistochemistry, immunofluorescence and molecular biology in tissue samples and cytologies.
  • The selection and diagnostic approach of cytologies, always under the supervision of a doctor.
  • The photographic record of the materials and preparations at a macroscopic, microscopic and ultramicroscopic level.
  • Relate the basic pathology with the pathophysiological process, applying scientific and technical terminology.
  • Perform techniques of opening, removal and dissection of the body to apply the autopsy technical procedures.
  • Apply extension and staining procedures to process cytological samples.
  • Select the methods of chromosomal analysis, depending on the type of sample and determination, to apply genetic analysis techniques.

Modules

M1: Management of biological samples (198 hours)
M2: Laboratory general techniques (198 hours)
M3: Molecular and cytogenetic biology (132 hours)
M4: Necropsies (66 hours)
M5: Cytological and tissue processing (165 hours)
M6: General cytology (165 hours)
M7: Gynaecological cytology (198 hours)
M8: General pathophysiology (231 hours)
M9: Professional training and career guidance (99 hours)
M10: Business and entrepreneurship (66 hours)
M11: Pathological and cytodiagnosis anatomy project (66 hours)
M12: Internship (416 hours)

Career opportunities

Which career opportunities does the HNC in Pathological Anatomy and Cytodiagnosis offer you?

  • Technician in pathological anatomy and cytology.
  • Technical specialist in pathology and cytology.
  • Cytotechnician.
  • Coroner’s assistant, prosector of clinical and medico-legal autopsies.
  • Tanatopractic.
  • Collaborator and assistant in molecular biology.
  • Collaborator and research assistant.

Do you want to continue studying?

The qualification of technical specialist obtained at the end of this program gives access to any Bachelor’s Degree. People who have obtained a Certificate of Higher Education (HNC) can validate ECTS university credits.

For further information, consult the Canal Universidades here.

Pre-enrollment

Pre-enrollment: from 1st February to 30th June, 2022
Enrollment: from 18th July to 22th July, 2022*

*Waiting for official dates from the Education’s Department.

We remind you that the booking of a place will only be understood to have been made once the payment of 250,00 € has been validated, which must be made to the account number that you will find specified in the last section of the pre-enrollment form. It is very important that once you do the bank transfer, you write the name and surname of the student and the name of the formative cycle to which he/she is pre-registering.

The confirmation of place, which will be made via email, will be communicated from the date of the end of the pre-enrollment period (30th June), based on the date of pre-enrollment and payment and according to the criteria set out above. Exceptions will be made for students placed in third preference for admission to higher education, who will receive confirmation of their place the last week of July.

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DATA SHEET Program | Technician in Pathology Anatomy and Cytodiagnosis
Level | Certificate of Higher Education (HNC)
Duration | 2,000 hours (2 years)
Training at school | 1,584 hours
Internship | 416 hours
Location | Center Garbí (C/Francesc Macià, 65 - 17190 Salt-Girona)
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