Master of Health Science (MHSc) in Laboratory Medicine

  • Number of spaces available: 10 overall – 5 Pathologists' Assistants (PA), 5 Clinical Embryologists (CE)
  • Program length: Two years 
  • Session dates: September 1 - August 31
  • Program structure: Course work, tutorials as well as hospital and lab site rotations (PA)/ Clinical Embryology Skills Development Lab (CE)
  • Evaluation methods: course work, quizzes, tests, practical assessment 
  • Program Director: Dr. Avrum I. Gotlieb
  • Program Field Director - PA field:Dr. Fang-I Lu 
  • Program Field Director - CE field: Dr. Heather Shapiro
  • Qualification gained: Master of Health Science

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The Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology (LMP), in close collaboration with the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology (OB/GYN), is offering a two year, full-time professional Master’s graduate program (Master of Health Science degree) to educate clinical laboratory medicine scientists in one of two fields in Laboratory Medicine:  

This unique program will train you, not only in the practical aspects of laboratory work in these fields, but also in critical thinking and research skills so you can play a part in advancing these fields of laboratory medicine. 

We accepted our first students in Fall 2020.

See the bottom of this page for a recording from our information evening.

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There are many reasons to choose us for your professional masters - explore why. 

What is a PA and what will you study? 

What is a CE and what will you study? 

Deadlines and processes to join the program, as well as information on fees and funding.

Explore timelines, courses, policies, and how to get help. 

Meet the team and find out how to contact us. 

Watch a recording of our information event from November 2021

Hear from the program team, Clinical Embryologists, and Pathologists' Assistants.