Pathologists’ Assistant, Master

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
  • English (book IELTS)
    Language
University rank #201 (ARWU) ,
The Pathologists’ Assistant program in the Department of Pathology offers students the opportunity to train in the highly specialized field of anatomical pathology.

About

The Pathologists' Assistant program was established in 2007. In 2012, the program was approved as a professional program leading to a Master of Clinical Sciences-Pathologists' Assistant. Our program was the first of its kind accredited in Canada. Pathologists' Assistants (PAs) are highly-trained health professionals who work under the supervision of a medically-qualified pathologist providing a broad range of services in anatomical pathology.

The extra technical skills brought to the laboratory by PAs standardize and enhance the overall quality in the practice of anatomical pathology. PAs assume major responsibility for the initial examination and dissection of all surgically removed tissues and, to a variable extent, for the dissection of bodies during post-mortem examination.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Understanding Disease
  • Functional Histology
  • Infectious Diseases & Pathology
  • Human Anatomy, Embryology
  • Diseases of the Organ System
  • Intro to Forensic Sciences
  • Intro to Forensic Sciences – Special Topic
  • Human Physiology

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
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English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    7

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:

    90

    The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

Academic Requirements

  • 4 year Bachelor's degree (science background preferred); M.D or D.D.S. degree from an accredited university.
  • A third and fourth year combined entrance average of 80% or greater.

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    25900 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12950 CAD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • National Applies to you

    17106 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8553 CAD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
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