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