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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:
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:
University of Pretoria:
University of Cape Town:
University of Stellenbosch:
Sefako Magkatho Health Services University:
University of the Free State: