Training and Education

Training and Education

Liverpool Clinical Laboratories is able to provide a wide range of educational and training experiences for schools, undergraduate students and potential scientific and medical recruits to the professions.

General information on the professions relevant to pathology can be found in links to the Royal College of Pathologists ( and the Institute of Biomedical Scientists (

To discover more about opportunities in Liverpool click on one of the specialty specific links or contact us on:

For work experience requests or to arrange a visit to our laboratory, please contact: Dave Eccleston, Head of Modernising Scientific Careers:

Cellular Pathology Training

Schools and Colleges

  • Educational visits are encouraged by schools and colleges providing post-16 education.
  • We encourage educational visits by other healthcare professionals.

Undergraduate health care scientists

  • Education and training for health care scientists and students studying biomedical science as part of a co-terminus degree.

Other health care scientist career development

  • Opportunities for biomedical scientists in the form of specialist portfolios, extended practice and advanced practitioner training.
  • Opportunity for further educational attainment in the form of MSc and other higher degrees.
  • Non state registered scientific support staff are encouraged to undertake further study.

Undergraduate medical and dental students

  • We offer formal lectures, virtual microscopy, clinical discussions and on-site practical and research studies for undergraduate students at the University of Liverpool, mainly those in years 1, 2 and 3 of the medical course, and years 2, 3 and 4 of the dental course.

Postgraduate, professional training for future pathologists

  • Year one specialty training in cellular pathology follows national recruitment and Liverpool hosts one of the year 1 specialty training schools. For further information on the training schools programme: