Wirusy brodawczaka ludzkiego (HPV) w raku szyjki macicy

On completion of this section the cytotechnologist should know:

  • To understand the pathobiology of the human papillomaviruses and their morphology, genomic organisation and function.
  • To understand the natural history of infection and histological appearances of infection
  • To understand the role of the HPV in cervical carcinogenesis
  • To know the methods available for detecting HPV infection and their place in clinical practice
  • To understand the role of DNA testing for HPV in a clinical setting
  • To be aware of the immune response to HPV and its importance in the development of vaccines
  • To be aware of clinical trials of HPV vaccines and the place of a new vaccine in clinical practice
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