TEST YOURSELF WITH A TAFE PATHOLOGY COURSE
THE red stuff tells us pretty much everything and most medical treatments these days start with pathology.
An industry qualification is a valuable asset for people.
TAFE’s Certificate III in Pathology is an entry level qualification for people who want to work in pathology collection, and also provides skills that would allow them to assist in a pathology lab.
The course covers blood collection, infection control and first aid, as well as more generic units relating to general skills such as working as part of a team and basic health and safety.
Course teacher Paul Armson said people who work in Specimen collection officer Pathology assistant Laboratory aid Specimen reception assistant Pathology collector Operational officer, testing pathology or in laboratory work need to be very systematic and pay great attention to detail.
“This course leaves you work-ready and this is a growing area,” he said.
“Employers in scientific fields prefer people who can show initiative.
“In this particular role it’s important to be able to deal with anxious (people) and to show empathy.”
Pathology needs a systematic approach to work.