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Pathologists are specialists at identifying the cause of diseases and how they progress and spread. They do this by examining and studying changes in bodily tissue, blood and other body fluids (which are done through tests) and are experts at analysing the results.
As a pathologist, you could also work in a large team to help diagnose patients.
There are two primary areas in the field of pathology:
To become a specialist pathologist in South Africa, you will need the following qualifications:
Entry requirements may differ per institution, but you will generally be expected to show competency in the following subjects:
Specialist Pathologists in South Africa typically study for about 10-11 years. The first 6 years are spent in theoretical training to obtain a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBChB) and 4-5 years are spent in post-graduate studies to obtain a Master of Medicine in Pathology degree.
Specialist Pathologists in South Africa have many opportunities for employment and often work in:
To find more information about specialists in emergency medicine, contact the Health Professionals Council of South Africa (HPCSA).