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Master of Medical Science in Clinical Pathology (MMedScClinPath)

The Master of Medical Science in Clinical Pathology programmer offered by UM covers comprehensive theoretical and practical knowledge to equip graduates with the necessary proficiency to become clinicians who are involved in diagnostic laboratory work and for the field of Forensic Pathology, the involvement with investigations into causes of death and medico legal work.

  • This is a professional programmer aimed at proficiency as a diagnostic pathologist.
Career Opportunity
  • Would be suitable for employment in a diagnostic pathology facility.
Course Structure

The programme of study extends over two years and consists of:

(1) Studies and rotational practical work in the following disciplines of Clinical Pathology:

(i) Anatomical pathology including Autopsy;

(ii) Haematology including Transfusion Medicine;

(iii) Chemical Pathology;

(iv) Medical Microbiology (including Bacteriology, Mycology, Immunology and Virology) with Parasitology; and

(2) tasks as stipulated I the log book including posting reports.

Language Requirement

A non-Malaysian applicant whose degree is from a university or institution of higher learning where the medium of instruction for that degree is not the English language and where the applicant wishes to follow a programme shall be required:


  1. To obtain a score of 600 for a paper-based total (PBT); a score of 250 for a computer-based total (CBT) or a score of 100 for an internet-based total (IBT) for the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL); or


  2. To obtain a band of 6 for the International English Language Testing System (IELTS).
Entry Requirement

(1) Entry qualifications

(a) The degrees of Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery of the University or an equivalent medical qualification approved by the Senate; and

(b) At least one year of supervised training after full medical registration, in a medical pathology laboratory approved by the Faculty, or at least one year of such alternative experience as recommended by the Faculty and approved by the Senate.

(2) Other requirements

(a) Qualifies for registration as a medical practitioner under the Medical Act 1971 (Act 50) of Malaysia; and

(b) Satisfies the Department responsible for the candidate’s programme of

Intake Schedule

Once a year in the month of June.

Offered to International applicants only.

Fee Structure for Citizen
Fee Structure for Non-Citizen
Last Update: September 04, 2018