RCPath Pre-exam Revision Course - 5 day course

 

Overview

This course will provide Specialist Registrars and Clinical Scientists with revision to support attendees with studying and preparing for the Part 2 Royal College of Pathology exam.

The nature of this course contains targeted questioning, case studies and discussion to prepare participants and topics covered are those likely to be included in the Part 2 exam.

If you are an NHS England Employee refer to NHS Course Booking information before enrolling on to a course.

This course will provide Specialist Registrars and Clinical Scientists with revision for studying and preparing for the Part 2 Royal College of Pathology exam.

Subjects and topics likely to be included in for the Part 2 Royal College of Pathology exam

Topics covered include:

  • Transfusion microbiology
  • Antibody interpretation and laboratory techniques
  • SHOT and haemovigilance
  • Haemolytic disease of the fetus and newborn (investigations and management)
  • Haemoglobinopathies and transfusion
  • Transfusion reactions (investigation and management)
  • Donor selection
  • Paediatric transfusion
  • Massive transfusion, emergency transfusion and transfusion alternatives
  • Autoimmune Haemolytic anaemia (investigation and management)
  • Platelet immunology (including platelet matching and refractoriness)
  • Granulocyte immunology
  • Exam techniques
  • Lab/incident management scenarios
  • Transfusion after stem cell transplant

This programme is designed to help STRs to undertake the FRC Path part II exam, that enables them to become Consultants and trainees on the HSST programme in transfusion working towards their part II exam.

The nature of the programme contains targeted questioning, case studies, scenarios and discussion to prepare participants for the Part 2 Royal College of Pathology exam.

It is reactive and interactive teaching with no formal lectures.

Specialist Registrars and Clinical Scientists who are studying and preparing for the Part 2 Royal College of Pathology exam only.

Please note: it is not suitable for those studying for Part 1 Royal College of Pathology exam.

There is no pre-coursework to complete for this programme but you will have access to an on-line panel interpretation package which you may find useful to complete as revision if you have not performed many antibody panel interpretations recently. You will be sent all relevant materials 2 weeks before your programme date.