Human Tissue Resource

This resource is aimed at A-level students and consists of two activities; an ethical discussion on the Human Tissue Act (HTA) and a hands-on activity on disease detection.


Explore diseases, different tissues and slides using a microscope to develop an understanding of how pathologists test and diagnose diseases. Follow this with an ethical debate on The Human Tissue Act 2004, organ donation, the need for ‘consent' and why some people may choose not to donate their organs?

Target audience

A-level students

Type of activity

Practical and discussion based

Pathology link 

This activity focuses on histopathology, clinical biochemistry, haematology, microbiology, histocompatibility and immunogenetics.

The teacher's pack below contains curriculum links as well as information on how to deliver the session.