Anatomical Pathology MIS and Grossing Guidelines: Complexities 4 – 5

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. Have reviewed the basic concepts of the MIS guidelines pertaining to grossing
  2. Have reviewed the foundations of grossing
  3. Learned some basic histotechnology
  4. Understand the importance of specimen “prep”
  5. Be comfortable with digital imaging hardware, software and practices
  6. Comprehend staging and grading principles
  7. Have an appreciation for the anatomy, surgical technique to procure and appropriate grossing technique of common specimens identified as complexities 4 and 5
  8. Feel comfortable grossing a specimen you don’t commonly see
  9. Be confident in dissecting and sampling lymph nodes
  10. Be able to facilitate tumour and tissue banking protocols
  11. Be able to teach what you know to residents

Evaluation Method

Assignments, discussion board participation, exam

Intended For

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


ML818 or have one year grossing experience

Topics Covered

  • Review of the foundations of gross dissection, description and sampling
  • Current recommendations and guidelines (CCO, CAP)
  • Synoptic reporting
  • Resident training
  • Grossing with examples of Complexity 4 and 5 specimens

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