Module - Principles and Practice of Cervical Cytology and Diagnostic Cytopathology (Competency 4)


Competency information

Select the appropriate enzyme cytochemical techniques required to demonstrate a specific disease process using appropriate control material.

Knowledge and skills you might demonstrate


  • Relevance and importance of specificity, sensitivity, accuracy and precision in the evaluation of analytical methods.
  • Capabilities and limitations of methods, techniques and equipment.
  • Safe laboratory practices, including principles of sterilisation and decontamination.
  • Principles and applications of techniques using different instrumentation.
  • Use and application of reagents for analysis.
  • Significance of standard operating procedures (SOPs), internal quality control (IQC) and external quality assessment (EQA).
  • Factors that influence the quality and integrity of prepared specimens.
  • The range of further investigations that may be required, their purpose, capabilities and limitations.