Introduction to tissue recognition and mouse pathology HC562 / C01

Start date
3 Mar 20
Medical Research Council, Harwell Campus, Oxfordshire OX11 0RD View on Google Map


This course is aimed at research staff, technical staff, students and medical or veterinary pathology trainees. It covers recognition of major tissues in histological sections, an understanding of artefacts in tissue sections, basic pathology terminology, common spontaneous pathology of mice, physiological changes seen in tissue e.g. oestrus/puberty and protocol induced changes like gavage injury. The course includes lectures and practical sessions using virtual or glass slides presented by an experienced veterinary pathologist.


  • To be able to identify the major tissues in histological sections
  • To recognise common artefacts and their causes in histological sections
  • To understand basic pathology terms
  • To recognise common mouse pathology findings in histological sections
  • To recognise physiological changes in mouse tissue
  • To recognise common protocol-related pathology in mouse tissues

Please contact Dona Reddiar at to be added to the course waiting list for September 2020



1 Introduction to tissue recognition and mouse pathology03 March 202009:30-16:00
2 Introduction to tissue recognition and mouse pathology04 March 202009:30-16:00Medical Research Council


• Participants are encouraged to bring a limited number of their own example slides for discussion.

• Lunch and refreshments will be provided

• As part of this training course, the MRC wish to offer a tour of our Mary Lyon Centre animal facility. Tours will take place after the course finishes at 16:00 and take approximately one hour.

• Barrier restrictions apply to certain areas in case of contact with rodents within preceding 48 hour period.

• Allergies to rodents or latex may limit participation in the tour of facilities and / or the practical components of this course.


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heated memberActivity fee£350.00 +VAT
heated non-memberActivity fee£365.00 +VAT

Participants from outside the UK will be charged the course fee and an additional £120 per day plus VAT.

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