Intensive Histology Training – Microtomy and Paraffin Section Preparation


Microtomy is a skill that requires training and practice. We are pleased to offer this training in our laboratory. The course is practical and hands-on for anyone who desire to work in histopathology department. Acquiring microtomy training provides an indispensable skill to fill the vast unfilled vacancies in NHS, private hospitals, and Veterinary histopathology department. At the end of the course, you will be able to prepare a range of tissue section for histopathological examination.

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Is this course for me?

Our training is accredited by Association of Healthcare Trainers. Microtomy training is suited for Biomedical Science graduates who wish to start a career in the NHS. This course is designed to help you develop new skills, enhance existing abilities, and reach the career you’ve always wanted. This course is suited for graduates in disciplines relating to biology, or anyone already working as Associate Practitioner in the histopathology department. The intensive practical course will broaden your experience and increase your chances of securing a job and start a career in the healthcare sector.


Course content

All the essential aspects of cutting paraffin sections are covered, including:

  • Microtome setup
  • Microtomy safety
  • Specimen reception
  • Embedding techniques
  • Microtomy techniques
  • Trimming, facing, and roughing blocks
  • Techniques for consistent paraffin sections
  • Staining techniques
  • Quality control
  • Common microtomy faults
  • Microtome maintenance


Post-Training Employability

We do not only train, but we also equip you for the next job around. Our dedicated staff will be involved with you to secure fulfilling employment. With our reputation with Recruitment Agencies, if you are happy, we will assist you to draft your CV and reference your suitability. Our trainees usually find job within a month after completing their training.

Course duration and tuition

  • Weekdays: 4 weeks
  • Weekends: 5 weeks


Course Fee: Full course fee: £2800 incl. VAT

Contact[email protected] or 01603928868

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