What is pathology?
Pathology as a medical-diagnostic specialty (specialist training) is traditionally operated in the form of a pathobiology for methodological reasons . It deals mainly with the morphologically detectable pathological changes in the body. As such, it consists in a scientific and body-related disease research and pathology . Routine pathological and autopsy diagnostics are primarily based on the assessment of the macroscopic (pathological anatomy ) and light microscopic aspects (histopathology, cytology) of tissues, as well as in the course of scientific and technical progress increasingly with the inclusion of biochemical and molecular biological methods (e.g. detection of changed enzyme activities or changed protein expression with e.g. immunofluorescence or immunohistochemistry ). In research also plays electron microscopy (ultrastructural pathology) a role.
Naturally, procedures and processes that can only be observed or measured in living things (organ function, subjective complaints of the patient, functional complaints without a tangible organic correlate) elude the pathologist. Then the questions of the clinically active doctor to the pathologist are directed.
According to the introductory definition and in a broader sense, the term pathology or the prefix “patho-” is used throughout medicine for pathological or abnormal findings and processes, for example one speaks of a “pathological EKG” or of psychopathology as the doctrine of the pathological changes in the soul.
What do pathologists really do?
“The corpse is already in pathology …” A permanent mistake by crime writers!Murder victims, for example, belong in forensic medicine or forensic medicine, not in “pathology”. Not only do many scriptwriters not know this, but also a large part of the population: Only forensic medicine or forensic medicine doctors are involved in solving unnatural deaths.
Today the pathologist works mainly at the microscope , under which he examines sections from diseased tissues. As the dissection activity of the pathologist has decreased, his diagnostic clinical work for patients has come to the fore and now constitutes at least 95% of his work. As a so-called cross-sectional discipline, pathology is a central, clinically-oriented subject. As a specialist, the pathologist works closely with clinicians or doctors in private practice in order to discover diseases at an early stage (prophylaxis), to recognize them when they break out (diagnostics) and to monitor their progress during therapy.
The main tasks are
- the macroscopic and microscopic findings of surgical specimens (resected specimens) or of small pieces of tissue that are removed as part of reflections (biopsies)
- the microscopic patterning of cells and cell aggregates from body fluids or surfaces on cancer cells or their precursors ( cytologies ).
- intraoperative rapid section diagnostics and
- the clinical autopsy to clarify clinically unclear diseases and the success / failure of a treatment.
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⇒ Dr Minh Lam
Dr Minh Lam graduated from the University of Western Australia (MBBS) in 1994 and completed his training in Anatomical Pathology (FRCPA) in 2001. He worked as a consultant pathologist for Specialist Histopathology and Cytopathology Services, Fremantle and Cutaneous Pathology, Nedlands before moving to San Francisco in 2006 to complete a twelve month postdoctoral fellowship in dermatopathology at the University of California. During that time, Dr Lam also passed the examinations for International Board Certification in Dermatopathology under the auspices of the International Committee for Dermatopathology.
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⇒ Dr. Nathan Giaccio
Dr. Nathan Giaccio speech pathologist north adelaide – is a versatile and passionate speech pathologist who is experienced working in a diverse range of clinical areas across paediatric development. Previous delivering fly-in fly-out services for Country Health SA to Kangaroo Island and other rural communities, Nathan is accustomed to thinking on his feet to provide innovative and customised approaches to assessment and therapy that capitalise on the strengths of the child and their family. Dr. Nathan Giaccio is one of the best paediatric speech pathologist adelaide.
⇒ Rachel Althorp
Rachel Althorp graduated in 1990 and has been working as a speech pathologist with children and their families ever since. She currently works for TALK Speech Pathology, based on the Fleurieu Peninsula, and for the Department for Education. Rachel is always exuberant and has a special way of getting the most out of the children with whom she works. Rachel has an interest in working with children, from toddlers to teens, (and their families) who have autism spectrum disorder and or reading, spelling, speech and language difficulties.
- autism spectrum disorder and or reading, spelling, speech and language difficulties
⇒ Dr Moammar Alshimirti
Dr Moammar Alshimirti is a Specialist Anatomical Pathologist and Cytopathologist who received his degree in Medicine and General Surgery in 1988 from Almustansyria University. Dr Alshimirti trained as a registrar between 2006 and 2011 at Box Hill Hospital, The Royal Women’s Hospital, The Royal Children’s Hospital, and finally at Melbourne Pathology. He was granted his fellowship in 2011.
- Anatomical Pathology
⇒ Cindy Leighton
Cindy Leighton is a talented and experienced speech pathologist of more than 25 years. She holds the role of Team Leader – Speech Pathology whilst like everyone else still seeing some clients. Her primary focus is our Gawler Office and Clare outreach as well as working with Diana and Kim on the professional support program for all staff. She has long term experience with clients who have complex needs and require Augmentative or Alternate communication systems, children with early language needs and language and literacy within the school aged population. She also has a history of working in health with adults with Dysphagia.
- Augmentative and Alternative Communication
- ASD and Intellectual Disability, Dysphagia or Swallowing
- School age language and literacy
⇒ Jan Hooper
Jan Hooper has extensive experience working as a Speech Pathologist in disability, health and education. She has worked in both the public and private sectors in the UK and Australia. Jan qualified as a Speech Pathologist in Birmingham in the UK, she was awarded a Rotary scholarship to study in the US and gained a Master’s Degree in Special Education. Later she completed a Bachelor of Law at Adelaide University.
- Speech Pathology
- Autism Spectrum Disorder
- voice and speech and language therapy
⇒ Alison Spurr
Alison Spurr is an accredited Speech Pathologist with experience in both health and educational settings. She offers assessment and treatment for a range of speech and language difficulties or delays, including those associated with craniofacial problems, and developmental problems such as Autism spectrum disorder. Alison is an approved Hanen provider.
- Speech Pathology
⇒ Alice Ramsey
Alice Ramsey has a special interest in supporting social skills, speech, language and literacy development through play-based, strengths-focused learning and positive interactions. Alice has experience and expertise in working with children and teens who are struggling with: Early communication, Speech, Language, Fluency, Literacy, Listening skills, etc.
- Speech Pathology, Intellectual Disability
- Autism Spectrum Disorder, Specific Learning Disorders
- Global Developmental Delay, Mental illness and trauma