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MSc Pathologists' Assistant

MSc Pathologists' Assistant

University of Alberta

North Campus, Edmonton, Canada
  • QS World University Rankings
    126
  • Degree MSc
  • Study Level Masters
  • Duration 24 months

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Pathologists’ Assistants (PAs) are health professionals working under the supervision of anatomical pathologists. Their responsibilities include:Gross examination of surgical specimensNon-forensic autopsies / post-mortem examinationsPreparation of tissues for pathological testsGross specimen photographyThey may also hold managerial, instructional, supervisory, and research roles.The course and practicum-based program comprises two continuous years of full time studies leading to a Master of Science in Laboratory Medicine and Pathology with specialization as Pathologists’ Assistant (PA). The program consists of two terms (8 months) of didactic courses, including courses followed by a clinical practicum (16 months) and a scholarly research component in either basic or clinical research.