Pathology is the scientific study of disease and the science behind the cure. It forms the backbone of evidence based clinical medicine. Pathologists can work in hospital settings and/ or private practise. They are required to have a basic understanding of the aetiology (cause of disease), pathogenesis (mechanism of disease development), morphologic changes (structural alterations in cells) and clinical significance (functional consequences of the morphological changes) of the pathological processes.
The Discipline of Pathology teaches across medical and health related courses across a range of schools within the University of Newcastle. Our discipline leaders are active in both teaching and research.
Pathology is essential to the study of medicine and the Discipline works closely with JMP students throughout their degree.
JMP graduates have the opportunity to move into pathology at the end of their medical degree.