Chemical Pathology 2021
This section of the website is currently for chemical pathology trainees who start specialty training from August 2021.
Chemical Pathology Curriculum 2021
The new 2021 curricula will be assessed by High Level Outcomes, which are included in the form of Capabilities in Practice (CiPs), CiPs describe the professional tasks or work within the scope of postgraduate pathology training; they are based on the format of entrustable professional activities, which are a method of using the professional judgement of appropriately trained
Chemical Pathology Syllabus
This syllabus is an adjunct to the curriculum and is to guide aspects of learning expected to be covered during chemical pathology.
The Royal College of Pathologists' assessment strategy identifies the broad approach and purpose of our programme of assessment and describes the approach for the medical pathology specialties regulated by the General Medical Council.
Workplace Based Assessments
Trainees will be expected to undertaker Supervised Learning Events (SLEs) throughout their specialty training in chemical pathology. Further information on the SLEs and assessment programme can be found in the 2021 chemical pathology curriculum.
The purpose of this guidance is to ensure that trainers and educational supervisors are consistent in their approach to assessing each CiPs. The guidance breaks down each the CiP down into its constituent parts and helps trainers to recognise the minimum level of knowledge, skills and attitudes that should be demonstrated for an entrustment decision to be made. The descriptors and evidence listed are not intended to be comprehensive but guide the trainer and trainee on what satisfactory performance will look like.
The CiP guidance will be available shortly.
ARCP Decision Aid
The ARCP decision aid will be published shortly.
Chemical Pathology Curriculum Launch Event
A virtual curricula launch event was held with the aim to introduce the new chemical pathology curricula to trainers and educational supervisors and to understand Capabilities in Practice and how they will inform assessment of trainees.
Attendees were able to ask questions throughout the webinar. Below are the questions that were asked and answered during the event.
Questions and Answers