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Posted: 28 August 2017 at 07:44 | IP Logged Quote medversus

Anatomical pathology

Anatomical pathology is the study of organs and
tissues to determine the causes and effects of
particular diseases. An anatomical pathologist’s
findings are fundamental to medical diagnosis, patient
management and research. Anatomical pathology involves
macroscopic pathology, histopathology (the combination
of these two usually being referred to as “surgical”
pathology), cytopathology and morbid anatomy.
Histopathology is concerned with the microscopic
examination of tissues, taken either as biopsy samples
or resection specimens. Tissues are assessed
macroscopically, and material is taken for microscopic
examination for the purpose of diagnosis, prognosis
and directing appropriate treatment. Cytopathology is
the study of individual cells aspirated or obtained
from body fluids or tissues, including exfoliative
cytology, to detect abnormalities. Morbid anatomy is
the use of the autopsy to determine cause of death and
investigate both the associated and “incidental”
(unrelated to cause of death) effects of drugs, toxins
and disease processes on bodily organs. Anatomical
pathologists work with almost all medical specialties,
including surgeons and general practitioners, using
techniques available in the anatomical pathology
laboratory to provide information and advice essential
to clinical practic.


Anaesthesia refers to the practice of administering
medications either by injection or by inhalation that
block the feeling of pain and other sensations, or
that produce a deep state of unconsciousness that
eliminates all sensations, which allows medical and
surgical procedures to be undertaken without causing
undue distress or discomfort.
Relief of pain and suffering is central to the
practice of anaesthesia. Specialist anaesthetists are
fully qualified medical doctors who hold a degree in
medicine and spend at least two years working in the
hospital system before completing a further five years
(or equivalent) of accredited training in anaesthesia
culminating in being awarded a diploma of fellowship
of the Australian and New Zealand College of
Anaesthetists (ANZCA), which can be recognised by the
initials FANZCA after their name. General
Practitioners (GP) are able to offer anaesthesia
services in rural areas where there is no ongoing
specialist cover available. It means that a general
practitioner is able to offer this service to their
community to avoid patients having to travel to larger
regional centres to access surgery. GP anaesthesia
training is administered by the Joint Consultative
Committee on Anaesthesia (JCCA).
GPs can practice with a sub-specialty; this allows
them to focus on a particular area of medical
interest. See below for further information on the
training requirements for a sub-specialty in
Anaesthesia .
Addiction Medicine
Addiction medicine is the comprehensive care of people
with a wide range of addiction disorders, including
drug and alcohol addiction and pharmaceutical
dependency. Addiction medicine physicians work
collaboratively with a multidisciplinary team of
clinicians to improve health outcomes for patients.
GPs can practice with a sub-specialty; this allows
them to focus on a particular area of medical
interest. See below for further information on the
training requirements for a sub-specialty in Addiction
Medicine .

Edited by medversus on 28 August 2017 at 07:45

With so many medical specialties the choice can be daunting.GPTQ has developed this resource to assist you to make informed choice about your carrer.
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