Welcome to our competition! Your goal is to beat the pros and get as many points as possible.
The top 3 people in each age group will win cool prizes:
Have a go at diagnosing diseases in our Beat The Pathologists competition.
Pathologists are scientists who study the causes and effects of diseases. They look at samples of body tissue for diagnostic or forensic purposes.
In this competition you’ll see exactly what a pathologist does, and you can try your hand at identifying (annotating) different types of tumours to give a diagnosis.
Not sure what a tumour is? It’s a lump on a part of the body caused by an unusual growth of tissue. It can be benign (not harmful) or malignant (cancerous).
There are four levels in the competition:
There are three categories:
Prizes are awarded to the top three scorers in each category.
Everyone receives a Certificate of Participation at the end of the competition.
If you are a teacher, can you help us to get the word out about pathology for pupils interested in science or those looking at a medical career? More Information...
There are 4 different kinds of cells that need to be dotted on each image:
Positive tumour cell
Negative tumour cell
Positive non-tumour cell
Negative non-tumour cell
You can have a practice here (Go to Practice) before starting the competition. Also look at the short video which gives you advice on what to look for.
Step 1: Choose the cell type by pressing Q/A/W/S or by using the selection list
Step 2: Click on the cells to add dots to the image
Step 3: Repeat Steps 1 and 2 until all of the cells have been annotated
Step 4: Remove dots by pressing the Backspace key or point to a dot with your mouse and press X
Step 5: Press R/H to reveal/hide the correct answers (Practice session only). Press C to clear the annotations and try again
Step 6: After adding all of the dots, press the Enter key or click ‘Display and Submit Dots’