The Department of Pathology strives to offer undergraduate students in medicine, a thorough, goal-oriented pathology curriculum, and a pleasing and friendly learning environment. General pathology, tumour pathology, systemic pathology, haematology, and chemical pathology are the key content areas included in the undergraduate pathology study programme. A student laboratory with multimedia and video capabilities is available in the department for interactive discussions. We maintain highest standard in teaching and assessment maintaining required norms and have gained excellent student feedback.
Our comprehensive service function covers histopathology and cytopathology services, offered to professorial units and teaching hospitals in Galle. Our team comprises qualified and competent seven academic staff members and five non-academic staff members at present.
We are an accredited postgraduate training centre in Histopathology for MD Part I and Part II in-service training course of the Postgraduate Institute of Medicine, University of Colombo. The department library has updated histopathology books for postgraduate trainees. The multi-head microscope enables histopathologists to teach post-graduate trainees efficiently. Image capture equipment assist in taking images for publications.
Excellent histotechnique facilities are offered by the histopathology laboratory for histopathology and cytopathology service functions and the provision of instructional materials for undergraduate teaching. We have made substantial contributions to research of both domestic and global significance. We offer an elective programme for overseas students and training facility for BSc MLS undergraduates.