By the end of this section you will be able to:
- Briefly describe what the David Hardwick Pathology Learning Centre (DHPLC) is and how it is used in health education.
- List the different pathology collections within DHPLC
Introduction to the David F. Hardwick Pathology Learning Centre (DHPLC) by Jennifer Kong & Adrian Marcuzzi, licensed under All Rights Reserved
The specimens, both gross and microscopic come from the collections of the David F. Hardwick Pathology Learning Centre.
The David F. Hardwick Pathology Learning Centre (DHPLC) is an educational resource of the University of British Columbia’s (UBC) Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine. It has been set up as a resource for people to learn about diseases and the changes that they introduce into organs at both the macroscopic (gross) and microscopic levels.
The DHPLC has a physical presence at the Vancouver General Hospital Campus of UBC located in the Gordon and Leslie Diamond Health Care Centre at 2201-2775 Laurel Street, Vancouver. BC. It houses several specimen collections, two of which are open to the public: The Boyd Museum of Pathology and the Betty Poland Collection.
It also has a virtual presence where several of its collections are available for public viewing at DHPLC virtual collections
Access is free but you need to have a user ID and password to access the database. Please contact DHPLC.firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange for access.
There are also several atlases and other educational materials in the virtual collections that are appropriate for use in the teaching of health professions.
History of Collections Housed in DHPLC by Jennifer Kong & Adrian Marcuzzi, licensed under All Rights Reserved
The DHPLC is a collection of both microscopic and gross anatomical pathology specimens. Originally started by Dr. William Boyd, multiple pathologists have contributed pathology specimens which are organized and presented in the DHPLC. Access to the DHPLC (both in person and virtual) are free; however, contact with DHPLC manager is required.