COVID 19 Update – Advance Training

Unfortunately, due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and current UK lockdown we have decided to cancel all Advance courses for the foreseeable future. We are hoping to re-start our training schedule as soon as possible and will ensure you are kept updated of any changes during this period via the website. We will no longer be taking online bookings at this time, however, if you would like to express an interest in any of the courses or services we have to offer then please contact us at



MRC Harwell Institute


Advance team
+44 (0)7546310560

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20 Apr 2021 - 21 Apr 2021


9:00 am - 5:00 pm


£325 + VAT

A Basic Introduction to Pathology in the Mouse

This course provides an introduction to basic pathology terminology and how to recognise physiological and pathological changes in mouse tissues sections stained with H&E. It will include an introduction to background pathology in mice, how spontaneous and induced pathology can be distinguished and techniques for recording pathology data. It is aimed at research staff, technical staff, students and medical or veterinary pathology trainees with some experience of evaluating tissue sections using a light microscope.

Following the course, you will be able to:

  • Recognise common physiological changes in tissue sections
  • Understand basic pathology terminology
  • Recognise basic pathological processes in tissue sections
  • Understand how to describe pathology findings in tissue sections
  • Recognise common pathology in tissue sections in young and old mice and how they correlate to necropsy findings and clinical observations
  • Understand how to record pathology findings in tissue sections using a semi quantitative approach
  • Understand the meaning of background, spontaneous and induced lesions

Hourly Schedule

Day 1: Introducing physiological and pathological changes in tissue sections

16:00 - 17:00
Tour (Optional)
Mary Lyon Centre

Day 2: Introducing common pathology in mice

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