Pathology Portal

The Royal College of Pathologists, together with Health Education England (HEE) and colleagues in other professional bodies have developed an innovative adaptive learning platform to support trainees, practising pathologists, scientists and those in pathology-linked roles –  the Pathology Portal.

Using technology to enhance learning, the Portal incorporates the ability to digitally host and view whole slide images and a wide range of other resources, including teaching sessions and quizzes. Published content includes over 1500 modules with more to follow, in a phased rollout across pathology specialties.

The Pathology Portal is part of HEE's newest digital platform and is offered as part of its Learning Hub sitting alongside other educational resources.

The Pathology Portal, launched on 15 August 2022, has been designed to support not only digitally morphological learning, but also to support clinical and macroscopic learning. It includes upload of material already scanned as part of previous Deanery projects, to reduce duplication and provide broader access.

The Pathology Portal currently features a huge amount of modules including cases, videos and audio teaching, quizzes, documents, weblinks and more. These initial sets of modules cover: 

  • Autopsy pathology
  • Cytology
  • Dermatopathology
  • Histopathology
  • Neuropathology

including sub-specialist training material that is not widely available.

For an introductory demonstration of the Pathology Portal, a webinar can be found here.

The development of the Pathology Portal is ongoing and is governed by several cross organisational project groups such as the Project Board, the Editorial Board and the External Advisory Board.

We are keen for additional pathology specialty content contributions. Please contact the Pathology Portal Team at pathologyportal@rcpath.org if you would like to contribute, if you have suggestions for content or would like more information.

To access the Pathology Portal, you will need to create a Learning Hub account if you do not already have one. 

Access the Pathology Portal