Digital Pathology Certificate of Completion Program

22 NSH Contact Hour(s)

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National Society for Histotechnology, in collaboration with the Digital Pathology Association

This is a self-paced certificate program to increase knowledge and improve competency in digital pathology/whole slide imaging. The program consists of seven learning modules with the end goal of the student being awarded a Certificate of Completion to recognize this achievement.

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Continuing Education Credits

NSH Contact Hours (acceptable for AMT, ASCP, and state recertification): 22 hour(s)
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Course Outline

  • Module 1: An Introduction & History of Digital Pathology
    • 1.1 Module 1 Overview
      • 1.1 Module Overview
    • 1.2 History of Digital Pathology
      • History of Digital Pathology
      • Knowledge Check for Module 1.2
  • Module 2: Basics of the Technology
    • 2.1 Module Overview
      • Module 2.1 Overview
    • 2.2 Whole Slide Imaging Systems
      • 2.2 Whole Slide Imaging Systems
      • Knowledge Check for Module 2.2
    • 2.3 Scanners
      • 2.3 Scanners
      • Knowledge Check for Module 2.3
    • 2.4 Image Viewers & Computer Monitors
      • 2.4 Image Viewers & Computer Monitors
      • Knowledge Check for Module 2.4
    • 2.5 IT Infrastructure
      • 2.5 IT Infrastructure
  • Module 3: Use Cases for Digital Pathology
    • 3.1 Module Overview
      • 3.1 Module Overview
    • 3.2 Current Clinical Uses of Digital Pathology
      • 3.2 Current Clinical Uses of Digital Pathology
      • Knowledge Check for Module 3.2
    • 3.3 Research Uses of Digital Pathology
      • 3.3 Research Uses of Digital Pathology
      • Knowledge Check for Module 3.3
    • 3.4 Education Uses of Digital Pathology
      • 3.4 Education Uses of Digital Pathology
      • Knowledge Check for Module 3.4
    • 3.5 Histology Use Cases of Digital Pathology
      • 3.5 Histology Use Cases of Digital Pathology
      • Knowledge Check for Module 3.5
    • 3.6 Future and Emerging Clinical Uses of Digital Pathology
      • 3.6 Future and Emerging Clinical Uses of Digital Pathology
      • Knowledge Check for Module 3.6
  • Module 4: Selecting and Implementing a Digital Pathology Solution
    • 4.1 Module Overview
      • 4.1 Module Overview
    • 4.2 Establish Your Requirements
      • 4.2 Establishing Your Requirements
      • Knowledge Check for Module 4.2
    • 4.3 Assessing & Selecting Digital Pathology System
      • 4.3 Assessing & Selecting Digital Pathology System
      • Knowledge Check for Module 4.3
    • 4.4 Installing & Supporting a WSI System
      • 4.4 Installing & Supporting a WSI System
      • Knowledge Check for Module 4.4
    • 4.5 Implementation & Training
      • 4.5 Implementation and Training
      • Knowledge Check for Module 4.5
  • Module 5: Workflow Considerations & Best Practice Standards
    • 5.1 Module Overview
      • 5.1 Module Overview
    • 5.2 Defining a Workflow - Clinical Focus
      • 5.2 Defining a Workflow - Clinical Focus
      • Knowledge Check Module 5.2
    • 5.3 Defining a Workflow - Research Focus
      • 5.3 Defining a Workflow - Research Focus
    • 5.4 Defining a Workflow - Education Focus
      • 5.4 Defining a Workflow - Education Focus
      • Knowledge Check for Module 5.4
    • 5.5 Definition of Best Practices
      • 5.5 Definition of Best Practices
      • Knowledge Check for Module 5.5
    • 5.6 Intro to Quality & Compliance
      • Introduction to Quality & Compliance
      • Knowledge Check for Module 5.6
    • 5.7 Training and Competency for Digital Pathology
      • 5.7 Training and Competency for Digital Pathology
      • Knowledge Check for Module 5.7
  • Module 6: Image Analysis
    • 6.1 Module Overview
      • 6.1 Module Overview
    • 6.2 Background and Basic Concepts in Image Analysis
      • 6.2 Background and Basic Concepts in Image Analysis
      • Knowledge Check for Module 6.2
    • 6.3 Image Analysis Applications in Digital Pathology
      • 6.3 Image Analysis Application in Digital Pathology
      • Knowledge Check for Module 6.3
    • 6.4 Implementing Image Analysis in Your Lab
      • 6.4 Implementing Image Analysis in Your Lab
      • Knowledge Check for Module 6.4
  • Module 7: Regulatory Requirements & Validations
    • 7.1 Module Overview
      • 7.1 Module Overview
    • 7.2 Regulatory Overview
      • 7.2 Regulatory Overview
      • Knowledge Check for Module 7.2
    • 7.3 Verification and Validations of Clinical Specimens
      • 7.3 Verification and Validations of Clinical Specimens
      • Knowledge Check for Module 7.3
    • 7.4 Validation for Research
      • 7.4 Validation for Research
      • Knowledge Check for Module 7.4
    • 7.5 Validation for Education and Training
      • 7.5 Validation for Education and Training
      • Knowledge Check for Module 7.5
    • 7.6 Validation of Image Analysis in a Clinical Setting
      • 7.6 Validation of Image Analysis in a Clinical Setting
      • Knowledge Check for Module 7.6
  • Resource Library
      • Resource Library

Additional Information

Learning Module Format: The course contains several hours of lectures. To ensure this large amount of material is digestible the course modules have been designed in sections.
Additional Materials: Included with this course is a resource library containing module glossaries, sample SOP's, checklists, published articles and whtie papers and PDF handouts for each lecture. 
Knowledge Checks: At the conclusion of each section you will be asked to complete a Knowledge Check. Knowledge Checks consist of several questions – asked in a variety of formats - about the section you just completed.
Final Exam: The course completes with a Final Exam consisting of 20 questions.  You must receive a 70% or better to receive your certificate of completion for the course. 
 

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