Undergraduate teaching

The department of pathology conducts lectures, practicals and tutorial classes for the 3rd and 4th year medical undergraduates.
There is pathology teaching contribution in all modules during this period of two years.
Department also conduct lectures to the first year students of the Department of Disability Studies.

Student selected component in cytopathology

The department carries outs a 2 week short course in cytopathology for the medical students in phase 2 following successful completion of their unit examinations. The department accommodates a maximum of 5 students each year for this. The intended learning outcome are to appreciate the importance of cytopathology as a diagnostic tool including its advantages and limitations, to observe various techniques used in cytopathology and to understand a cytopathology report and how it affects the management of patients.

The resource persons will be Prof. Janaki Hewavisenthi, Dr Sujeewa Rathnayake, Dr Gayana Mahendra and Dr. Saumya Liyanage. The students have to produce a portfolio and will be facing a viva voce at the end of two weeks following which they will be awarded a certificate of successful completion of the course.

Introductory Module posters

Postgraduate teaching

It is a recognized centre for training in Certificate course in Basic Laboratory Sciences, Diploma in Histopathology and Haematology and MD Histopathology and Haematology courses of the Postgraduate Institute of Medicine.

Training of students of other Institutions

We provide the laboratory training in histopathology and haematology for the NAITA(National Apprentice and Industrial Training Authority) trainees and 4th year B.Sc.in Medical Laboratory Sciences students of the Faculty of Medicine ,University of Jaffna.

Laboratory services

The department provides honorary consultancy services in histopathology , cytopathology and haematology for the professorial units of the North Colombo Teaching Hospital.

Biodosimetry laboratory

The biodosimetry and cytogenetics laboratory of the department of Pathology, Faculty of Medicine was established by a Technical Cooperation project No SRL 6031 of the International Atomic Energy Agency in 2010.

This laboratory is the only one of its kind in Sri Lanka and offers its services to those who are exposed to radiation – occupational and accidental to detect early chromosome damage. The tests being done in the laboratory are assessment of Micro nuclei formation, dicentric analysis and premature chromosome condensation. It also has the ability to detect radiation sensitivity of persons undergoing radiotherapy for malignancy.

Immunohistochemistry services

The department is planning to provide the immunohistochemistry services to the community in the near future. Further we would be able to extend our services to fascilitate joint research opportunities for the other departments

At present immunohistochemistry facilities are carried out as a part of research.

We are also happy to provide such facilities for inter departmental research projects, and look forward providing such facilities for the community.

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