The qualification recognises the unique role performed by Anatomical Pathology Technologists as part of the Life Science workforce, specifically their place of work being a mortuary rather than a laboratory and their need to interact with bereaved members of the public.
The objective of the qualification is to equip candidates with the knowledge and skills to assist with non-standard post mortem examinations, carry out a range of advanced and non-standard mortuary procedures, be able to train staff and understand the management of a range of mortuary functions.
This qualification is part of a career pathway for Anatomical Pathology Technologists. Successful learners can progress to a Foundation Degree in Anatomical Pathology and a BSc in Healthcare Science (Anatomical Pathology Technology).
This RSPH Level 4 Diploma is designed for those wishing to become Associate Anatomical Pathology Technologists.
The qualification consists of five knowledge units and five competency units and can only be taken after the successful completion of the RSPH Level 3 Diploma in Healthcare Science (Anatomical Pathology Technology) qualification; this is normally taken by trainee Anatomical Pathology Technologists and also consists of five knowledge and five competency units.
The qualification meets the requirements of the Modernising Scientific Careers (MSC) and Practitioner Training Programmes. The competency units are undertaken in the workplace, so the qualification is only suitable for those employed as Assistant Anatomical Pathology Technologists.
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