Course Title: Perform histological procedures

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5182 Diploma of Laboratory Technology (Pathology Testing)

Course Title: Perform histological procedures

Portfolio: SEH Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 40

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Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


155T Vocational Health and Sciences


Term2 2010,
Term2 2011

Course Contact: Dinah van Ruyven

Course Contact Phone: (03) 9925 4287

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

This unit of competency covers the ability to perform straightforward histological procedures involving processing and sectioning (by hand or rotary microtome) of plant and animal tissues in paraffin wax. Personnel will work under direct supervision and have ready access to enterprise procedures.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

This unit of competency has no prerequisites.

National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

PMLTEST310A Perform histological procedures


Assemble equipment and materials

Cut sections of plant and animal tissue

Maintain a safe work environment

Process and embed plant and animal tissue

Stain sections

Learning Outcomes

Overview of Assessment

Assessments for this course typically consist of:
• Class activities
• Assignments
• Presentations
• Exam