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Department of Pathology

Pathology is the medical specialty concerned with the study of the nature and causes of diseases. Learning of Pathology will provide knowledge to medical students to link the cause and effects of disease and to apply this knowledge to cases of diseases seen and discussed in the wards.


The Department of Pathology is involved in teaching and learning of pathology for undergraduates which includes histopathology, haematology and cytology. The department is in the process of establishing a histopathology laboratory and a museum of pathological specimens, which will be used for undergraduate teaching. In future, the department hopes to provide diagnostic services to patients admitting to the professorial unit of Teaching Hospital, Rathnapura.