Anatomical Pathology MIS and Grossing Guidelines: Complexities 0-3

Course Information

Course Code


Instruction Method

ONLINE Continuous Enrollment – login information will be emailed within 3 business days of registration


Domestic: $779
International: $999


maximum one year from date of registration – 4.8 CEU


Emmanuelle Chung and Katie Greenal

Learner Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the learner will:

  1. Know the history of the MIS guidelines, the related terminology and acronyms
  2. Understand why and how workload units are collected
  3. Be familiar with professional standards and guidelines, document control systems and quality indicators
  4. Have the foundations of grossing
  5. Be comfortable with voice recognition software
  6. Have an appreciation for the anatomy, surgical technique to procure and appropriate grossing technique of common specimens identified as complexities 0, 1, 2 and 3
  7. Be able to identify additional workload units associated with your day’s work
  8. Be able to teach what you know


Evaluation Method

Online assignments, final online exam, discussion board postings

Intended For

Med Lab Technologists or any healthcare professional pursuing a Pathology Assistant role

Topics Covered

  • Introduction to MIS guidelines
  • Foundations of gross dissection, description and sampling
  • Familiarity with voice recognition software (Dragon Naturally Speaking)
  • Grossing with examples of Complexity 0, 1, 2, and 3 specimens

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