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University of Alberta Calendar 2018-2019 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Laboratory Medicine and Pathology [Graduate]

Laboratory Medicine and Pathology Graduate Program Office
5-411 Edmonton Clinic Health Academy
University of Alberta
Edmonton, Alberta T6G 1C9
E-mail: lmpgrad@ualberta.ca

General Information

The Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology provides a program leading to the degree of Master of Science (MSc) or Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Laboratory Medicine and Pathology.

For thesis based MSc and PhD degrees, research activities may be carried out in the General Program, or in one of three second-level specializations: Molecular Pathology, Analytical and Environmental Toxicology, and Biopreservation. A course and practicum-based MSc with specialization in Pathologists’ Assistant is also offered.

Inquiries should be directed to the Graduate Coordinator of the Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology.

Entrance Requirements

Candidates must hold a baccalaureate or its academic equivalent to enter this program. The Department requires a minimum admission grade point average equivalent to a 3.0 on most 4-point grading systems, based on the last two years of full time study at a recognized institution. Where applicable (see English Language Requirement ), candidates must obtain a TOEFL score of at least 95 (internet-based, with at least 20 per section) or 570 (paper-based), or equivalent IELTS, PTE, MELAB or CAEL scores.

For the Pathologists’ Assistant specialization, candidates must also have the following prerequisites: Microbiology (★3), Biology (★6), Physiology (★3), Biochemistry (★6), ANAT 200  or equivalent, English (★6) and a course in Medical Terminology.

Inquiries regarding these requirements should be directed to the Graduate Coordinator of the Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology.

Financial Assistance

Funding from fellowships and studentships may be available from external agencies on a competitive basis. Supervisors may support students from operating grants.

Graduate Program Requirements

Graduate Courses

Course requirements are approved by the Supervisor and Supervisory Committee based on the background of the student and the area of research specialization. LABMP 530  is a required course for all thesis-based students. All specializations have additional course requirements. Graduate courses can be found in Course Listings , under the subject heading Laboratory Medicine and Pathology (LABMP). Graduate courses in other departments may also be acceptable.