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This half day event is for students from school years 9 & 10 who are considering their science GCSE options or a career in Pathology.

This event is delivered by The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust Pathology staff and the University of Wolverhampton Public Engagement Team covering three key specialties of Pathology; Clinical Chemistry, Histopathology and Microbiology.

Sessions include;

Mission Transmission (University of Wolverhampton Public Engagement Team)
An award winning, exciting and sometimes disgusting on stage science demonstration. Introducing the world of a microbiologist and the science of microbiology; the main focus of the event is to explore not only the job role but introduce key concepts in the understanding of microbial disease such as the different ways in which disease is transmitted, e.g. touch, ingestion or breathing in disease causing organisms.

Life through a Lens
Each person contains billions of cells and in this session participants will have the chance to see the building blocks that make up the human body. Get hands-on experience at working in a cellular pathology laboratory by staining slides of their own cells and examining them under the microscope.

On the Right Track
Help diagnose 17th century diseases, diabetes and vitamin D disorders. Try chromatography and analysing ‘urine’. Visit a mass spectrometry lab.

Pots and Plates
Explore Microbiology – follow a patient journey to discover how different professionals work together to diagnose and treat patients, and prevent the spread of infection. Identify organisms yourself from specimens and decide the best treatment for the infection.

Work Experience: Explore Careers in Pathology
Feedback from previous Insight Days

I really enjoyed taking our saliva samples and looked at them under the microscope.

Learnt about the parts pathology plays in diagnosing cancer.

Excellent, great to see the working environment of the hospital.

Yes, was good to see inside a ‘real’ functioning lab.

It was perfect for those who had some knowledge of the basics but leant a lot more in-depth detail.

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