Association of Anatomical Pathology Technology


Pathology during the COVID-19 pandemic: Practitioner and Student Survey

The 2020 Coronavirus outbreak crippled health services around the world, and pathology departments were no exception

The increased number of deaths undoubtedly put a strain on pathologists, and resultant education disruption for prospective pathologists may affect the next generation of pathology practice.

As part of a MSc dissertation project under the William Harvey Research Institute at Queen Mary, University of London, an investigation into the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on pathology services is being conducted.

This is an anonymous survey that will ask about your experiences during the COVID-19 pandemic. Some of the topics include:

  • Student education impact due to the pandemic
  • Practitioner health and safety
  • Practitioner COVID-19 post-mortem practices
  • Practitioner medicolegal cases and testimony

By conducting this survey, it is anticipated that student confidence and satisfaction may be ascertained in addition to the identification of rectifiable shortcomings experienced by pathologists. With these answers, it is expected that suggestions on how to better cater to pathology practitioners and students in the event of another pandemic may be proposed

Full information and the survey

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