THOUSANDS OF AUSTRALIANS ARE LOOKING AFTER YOUR HEALTH

Medical emergencies don’t pay attention to bed-times or public holidays – they happen around the clock. And as a result, pathology doesn’t sleep.

An unseen army of more than 35,000 people including medical scientists, pathologists and collectors work non-stop to give Australian doctors the answers they need to diagnose and treat people – even as the clock strikes midnight on New Year’s Eve.

 

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1 Mar
People of pathology - Who Works in Pathology?

“I often think of myself as a medical detective” – Dr Mikkaela McCormack on her role as an Anatomical Pathologist

Anatomical Pathology is the branch of pathology that diagnoses disease by studying organs and tissue, so Anatomical Pathologists need a broad understanding of many body systems and diseases. We asked Dr Mikkaela McCormack, an Anatomical Pathologist in one of Victoria’s busiest labs, what led he
8 Oct
Who Works in Pathology?

Collectors

Collection staff (also known as phlebotomists) need to take samples correctly, safely and with minimal discomfort. But more than this, a good collection experience requires a great deal of empathy which needs to come naturally – just ask any mum with a toddler who needs blood taken, or any adult f
8 Oct
Who Works in Pathology?

Medical Scientists

Medical scientists have university degrees that teach them about the human body and how to measure various bodily functions. Many of the practical skills and scientific knowledge used by Medical Scientists is the same as research scientists searching for cures to conditions. The difference is tha
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