Medical Science for Surgery and Emergency Medicine
New online modular course

We know from research that 70% of all the important decisions affecting a patient's life involve a laboratory or pathology test. Applied pathology and the principles underlying system-specific pathology underpin most areas of clinical practice and are core areas of knowledge for Membership and Fellowship examination across all postgraduate medical training bodies in Ireland and Internationally.


RCSI in partnership with the Academy of Clinical Science and Laboratory Medicine have developed a CPD/CME programme to maintain and develop their competence in this critical area of clinical practice.


The ACSLM is the professional body representing over 3000 medical scientists in Ireland. Medical science is a regulated and state-registered profession.

This partnership with RCSI Surgical Affairs aligns with the ACSLM’s vision, which is “To support excellence in clinical science and laboratory medicine, and in doing so, enhance patient outcomes”.


Laboratory medicine is a clinical service and the clinical sciences that underpin laboratory medicine are; Cellular Pathology (Histopathology), Clinical Chemistry, Haematology, Immunology, Medical Microbiology, Molecular Diagnostics, POCT, Transfusion and Transplantation Science and Virology. Medical scientists are at the forefront not only in the provision of these services but in the management and delivery of the services.


With the ACSLM, RCSI are developing a comprehensive programme of short online courses (2 CPD credits each) covering 25 areas of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine. Today together we are launching the first seven courses in this series which cover the following areas:

  • Cancer Diagnostics
  • Surgical Microbiology
  • Blood Transfusion
  • Coagulation
  • Surgical Immunology
  • Heart Failure Assessment in the Emergency Department
  • Near Patient Testing (NPT)basic and applied pathology

These courses are open to all Healthcare Professionals and are funded for NCHDs through the HSE’s CPDSS and TSS schemes.


For more details and to register for these asynchronous self-directed courses

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