University of Manitoba

St. Paul's College



Room 268, Drake Centre, 181 Freedman Crescent

Winnipeg, MB






Program Information

Degrees Offered:


Format: Campus

Program Description:

The Department of Pathology offers two programs leading to a Master of Science degree. Honours Science graduates with a strong background in biology can carry out coursework plus either a: Research Based Program and thesis (requires an agreement with a supervisor) All students in this program are required to take a minimum of 12 credit hours of 700 level courses, to carry out a supervised research project, and to present an acceptable thesis. Practicum leading to a paramedical qualification as a Pathologist’s Assistant Pathologist’s Assistant is a two-year program that trains paramedical personnel to function as a Pathologist’s Assistant in a clinical setting. An agreement with a supervisor for the Practicum-based program is not necessary. Students in the Research-based program can study with leading experts in the fields of experimental neuropathology, graft-versus-host disease (GVHD), enigmatic skin diseases, the identification of breast cancer biomarkers, and breast cancer progression. Graduate students also have the opportunity to work and interact with clinicians and clinician/scientists in a teaching hospital environment. Students graduating from the Practicum-based program become highly-trained and skilled clinical laboratory assistants. Previous graduates have found employment in laboratories in Manitoba and across Canada.


no accreditation exists for this program

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid: Yes

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