Pathology is the study of the nature and causes of diseases.
It underpins every aspect of medicine, from diagnosis to monitoring, and is vital for research.
Without pathologists, any answers found would be questionable to say the least. Every medical test, a case
of trial and error. Exactly the kind of words you don't
want to hear when it comes to your health.
Watch the videos and see for yourself.
Could musical instruments be substituted for medical ones?
Would bird-based diagnostic tools provide clarity?
Could the colour purple call for exploratory surgery?
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Subject: Where would medicine be without pathology?
Pathologists put the science into medical answers by studying the nature and cause of diseases. This is vital work that underpins every aspect of medicine. Despite this, most people don't understand its real value.
To raise public awareness and understanding of the critical nature of what pathologists do every day, the Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia (RCPA) has created a series of online films that bring to life what a world without pathologists might look like. You can find out now by watching at worldwithoutpathology.rcpa.edu.au
Once you've watched and interacted with the films please share them around too. Just because pathologists work behind the scenes, doesn’t mean they want to go unnoticed.