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Our graduate program, one of the largest and most diverse at the University, spans basic, translational and clinical research.

The program of study in the Department of Laboratory Medicine & Pathobiology provides a curriculum of courses and a broad-based multidisciplinary approach to research in mechanisms of disease leading to MHSc, MSc and PhD degrees.

Our programs emphasize:

  • the development of analytical technologies
  • the application of basic research techniques in biochemistry, cell biology, clinical biochemistry, experimental pathology, genetics, immunology, and molecular biology to the study of mechanisms of cell and tissue injury and the pathogenesis of disease
  • the nature, mechanisms, therapy, and prevention of microbial diseases in humans, as well as the processes by which pathogenic microbes are spread. 

Why choose LMP for your research program?

Welcome to the Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology!
There are many reasons to choose us for your research stream MSc or PhD - explore why

Research stream: Master of Science (MSc) Program

Work with world-leading researchers for your two-year MSc

Research stream: Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Program

Work with world-leading researchers for your PhD

Professional Masters: Laboratory Medicine

Master of Health Science (MHSc)
A two year program to enable you to become a Pathologist's Assistant or a Clinical Embryologist

Professional Masters: Translational Research

Master of Health Science (MHSc)
Learn to develop methods of inquiry, best-practices, and frameworks to optimize the successful design, development, implementation, testing, and dissemination of innovation in healthcare

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