Module - Principles and Practice of Cervical Cytology and Diagnostic Cytopathology (Competency 6)


Competency information

Based on representative cervical cytology specimens, identify normal cellular appearance under the microscope and be able to recognise commonly occurring pathological features.

Knowledge and skills you might demonstrate


  • Factors that influence the quality and integrity of prepared specimens.
  • The range of further investigations that may be required, their purpose, capabilities and limitations.
  • How to recognise common pathological features of dyskaryosis, cervical glandular intraepithelial neoplasia and common infections seen in cervical samples.