The Department has a major role in teaching and research. Educational commitments are required in Pathology, Hematology, and Medical Biochemistry courses in the M.D. program, and for students in other faculties such as Dentistry, Pharmacy, Nursing and Rehabilitation Medicine. Through the Division of Medical Laboratory Sciences (Director, Dr. Fiona Bamforth), a four-year B.Sc. Medical Laboratory Sciences program is offered.