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Master of Pathology (MPath) (Forensic Pathology)

Pathology is a large and diverse field that allows a doctor to participate in multiple areas of the field or focus their scope to a specific area. It is a speciality that focuses on diagnostic work involving tissues, blood and body effluents.

The Master of Pathology programme 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.


Benefits

The course provides guided hands-on training with involved apprenticeship experience in handling laboratory practice in the hospital setting. The course also provides candidates exposure to leading a medical pathology diagnostic service; training other medical allied health professionals and medical undergraduates and to basic research methodology.

Career Opportunity

Graduates are trained and can serve as:

  • Diagnostic laboratory clinicians (haematology, chemical pathology, anatomical pathology, medical microbiology).
  • Forensic Pathologists (forensic pathology).
  • Academic pathologists.
  • Research pathologists.
Course Structure
(1) The programme of study comprises two stages as follows:

(a) Stage I encompassing:

(i) clinical training in the first year of study by rotational posting in each of the following four disciplines of Pathology:

(A) Anatomical Pathology including Autopsy
(B) Haematology including Transfusion Medicine;
(C) Chemical Pathology including Immunology; and
(D) Medical Microbiology (Bacteriology, Mycology, Immunology, Virology) with Parasitology.and

(ii) tasks as stipulated in the log book including posting reports.

(b) Stage II encompassing three years of study comprising:

(i) advanced training in one of the following disciplines of Pathology:

(A) Anatomical Pathology,
(B) Haematology;
(C) Chemical Pathology,
(D) Medical Microbiology;
(E) Forensic Pathology;and

(ii) a research project

(2) No candidate shall be permitted to proceed to Stage II of the programme of study unless he has passed or has been exempted from the Part I Examination.

Language Requirement

Foreign candidates whose first degree is from a university where English is not the medium of instruction must have at least:

(1) A band 6 for IELTS; or

(2) A score of 550 paper based total or a score of 213 for computer-based total for TOEFL.

Without the language requirement above, the candidate must attend and pass the English Language Proficiency Programme (ELP) conducted by University of Malaya Centre for Continuing Education (UMCCed) at the level stipulated by the University.

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 post-full registration clinical experience 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 study in an Entrance Evaluation recognised by the Faculty.

Intake Schedule
Once a year in month of June.
Fees
RM35,508.00 (Local student)
RM70,060.00 (International student)
(Fees above are subjected to amendment by the Management of University Malaya)
Last Update: May 12, 2017

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