School of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine


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Technology in the medical and health sciences is rapidly changing and the School of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine (PaLM) is committed to preparing students to be a part of this dynamic workforce.

The two majors in PaLM, Microbiology and Immunology and Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, use modern teaching approaches to give students the ability to develop the critical thinking skills you need to thrive in the modern research and diagnostic environments.


Employers want graduates who have not only performed well in their chosen field but also have communication and problem-solving skills that set them apart from the crowd. To prepare you for success in a global workforce, you will develop your ability to communicate effectively and learn how to find, interpret and critically evaluate scientific information.

Both of our majors focus on the vast array of complex problems relating to human disease. Students are taught by medical practitioners involved in the diagnosis and treatment of these conditions, and by pathologists, researchers, physicians and medical scientists engaged in various disciplines of pathology. Your studies will combine practical sessions that demonstrate multidisiplinary approaches to pathology questions with up-to-date laboratory diagnostic scenarios. You will apply scientific knowledge and techniques to these issues and engage in scientific problem-solving.


Haematology Short Course

  • The School of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine will be hosting a one week intensive introduction course specifically designed for registrars commencing Haematology Laboratory training. The Haematology short course has been well received since 2012 and will be offered again in 2017.