Online resources that have been approved for CPD purposes

Bacterial Genomes: Accessing and Analysing Microbial Genome Data

This course would benefit those interested in learning how to use tools to investigate bacterial genomes, and acquire bioinformatics skills to evaluate the role of microbial genes in disease. Using analytical tools to access and probe genomes, learners will find out how to perform comparative analyses of genes and their protein products.

Bacterial Genomes: Comparative Genomics using Artemis Comparison Tool (ACT)

Disease outbreaks are still a big problem in our modern world. Comparison between two or more bacterial genomes can help improve understanding of the causes of pathogenicity and outbreaks of disease caused by bacteria. On this course you will learn how to use the free Artemis Comparison Tool (ACT). Developed at the Wellcome Sanger Institute, ACT will help you to visualise the comparison of genomes and analyse the results.

Bacterial Genomes: Disease Outbreaks and Antimicrobial Resistance

The increase in resistance of harmful bacteria to antibiotics is a major global threat to health. Here we explore bacterial genomes and the use of genome sequencing to identify and track these drug resistant bacteria. Join us to discover how genome research is helping scientists and healthcare professionals track disease outbreaks and prevent the rise of antibiotic resistant ‘superbugs’.

Bacterial Genomes: From DNA to Protein Function Using Bioinformatics

Join us in our quest to discover what makes microbes dangerous. Use bioinformatics to probe genomes, to explore and represent DNA and protein sequences. Then, use databases to find protein sequences’ conserved domains and investigate their functions.

Essential Malaria Diagnostics Course

This is an online, on-demand course covering the key principles central to the laboratory diagnosis of human malaria. We will provide an in-depth review of the epidemiology, pathology and clinical features of malarial disease. Building on this foundation, you will move onto the main laboratory tests used, finishing the course with a detailed review of blood film morphology.

Planner and author: Dr Ali Mahdi, Consultant haematologist, Aneurin Bevan University Health Board, United Kingdom

Estimated Time to Complete: 2 hours

Target Audience:

  • Biomedical scientists/medical laboratory scientists
  • Haematology trainees and consultants
  • Haematopathology trainees and specialists

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Laboratory Management Online

Laboratory Management Online will provide you with comprehensive conceptual knowledge and the practical skills needed to become a Laboratory Manager. This course empowers staff with a technical background to transition into a leadership position. The course builds an understanding of the importance of strategy, operations, management fundamentals, financial basics, and quality in the laboratory.

Duration: 10 Weeks

Weekly Study: 3 Hours

100% Online: Study at your own pace

How it works:

3rd Live on-line Diagnostic Dermatopathology course

3 – 7 September 2022, then 2 hours/week (every Saturday 10am-12pm) up to 30+ hours giving a total of 82 CPD points

Candidates will have an online access to 850 scanned slides.


  • Interactive power point presentations (introduction to clinical dermatology, inflammatory and Neoplastic disorders)
  • Live discussion of selected scanned slides (Inflammatory and Neoplastic)


  • Newly appointed consultants wishing to peruse a career in a Dermatopathology
  • Pathologists and dermatologists practising Dermatopathology or general Histopathology
  • Pathologists and dermatologists preparing for the Dermatopathology Diploma exams


  • Professor Hazem Ibrahim, Consultant Dermatopathologist & Dermatologist PhD, DIC, Dip Derm, Dip Dermpath, EBP, FRCPath (Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust)
  • Speaker: Dr Victoria Swale; Consultant Dermatologist and Dermatopathologist (Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust)

For more information, please email Dr Hend Mahfouz:

Placental and Trophoblastic Pathology

A comprehensive overview of placental, obstetric and trophoblastic pathology.


  • The importance of placental examination
  • Approach to surgical dissection of the placenta and normal histology
  • Commonly encountered pathology in the placenta and diagnoses not to miss
  • Approach to the obstetric hysterectomy       
  • Diagnosis of molar pregnancy


  • Consultant Pathologists
  • Histopathology Trainees
  • Biomedical scientists
  • Obstetricians (consultants and trainee doctors) and midwives


  • Dr Nazakat Merchant – Consultant Neonatologist
  • Dr Jo McPartland – Consultant Paediatric Pathologist
  • Dr Mudher Al-Adnani – Consultant Paediatric/Perinatal Pathologist
  • Dr Tony Williams – Consultant Histopathologist
  • Dr Baljeet Kaur – Consultant Histopathologist

Please click on the link to the course on the homepage of the British Association of Gynaecological Pathologists (  The course is free of charge for all to access until 22nd July, after which it will be available to BAGP members free of charge and to non-members for a £40 registration fee.

For more information, pleaser contact Elsa Taylor:

Power of Process Champion

The Power of Process Champion Course will provide you with an in-depth understanding of laboratory processes, how it relates to laboratory performance, identifying performance problems, and proposing corrective actions. You will master the competency to do process mapping using Business Process Modelling and Notation.

Duration: 5 Weeks

Weekly Study: 5 Hours

100% Online: Study at your own pace.

How it works:

Power of Process Master

The Power of Process Master Course will equip you with an in-depth understanding of laboratory processes, enable them to analyze laboratory performance, and transform opportunities into tangible results using advanced tools and methodologies.

Duration: 8 Weeks

Weekly Study: 5 Hours

100% Online: Study at your own pace.

How it works:

Power of Process Pioneer

The Power of Process Pioneer Course will provide you with a high-level understanding of the laboratory ecosystem and will make a strong contribution to the performance improvement of the laboratory, giving you the foundation for performance excellence, starting with process as a tool.

Duration: 4 Hours

100% Online: Study at your own pace.

How it works: