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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.

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.

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.

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.

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 shall be required:

(a). 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
(b). To obtain a band of 6 for the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) (Academic).

(1) Entry qualifications

  • The degrees of Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery of the University or an equivalent medical qualification approved by the Senate; and
  • At least one year of post-full registration clinical experience approved by the Senate. (Priority to candidate’s who has completed six (6) months in General Surgery as a Medical Officer after the internship training in any government hospitals).

(2) Other requirements

  • Qualifies for registration as a medical practitioner under the Medical Act 1971 (Act 50) of Malaysia; and
  • Satisfies the Department responsible for the candidate’s programme of study in an Entrance Evaluation recognised by the Faculty.

Once a year in the month of June.

Fee Structure for Citizen
Fee Structure for Non-Citizen

Last Updated: 05/08/2019