Graduate and Postdoctoral

Graduate & Postdoctoral student

The Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the University of Western Ontario offers a professional course- and practicum-based Master of Clinical Science (MClSc) program, a one-year graduate diploma (GDip), and research-based MSc and PhD programs.

MClSc Pathologists' Assistant Graduate Program

Our MClSc 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, and provide a broad range of services in Anatomical Pathology.

For details, please see MClSc Pathologists' Assistant Graduate Program

Research-based Graduate Diploma (GDip)

The aim of the one-year Graduate Diploma program is to bridge undergraduate and advanced graduate training, develop and expand the student’s research skills, and facilitate developing tomorrow’s scientists who will make significant contributions in the advancement towards the understanding of disease. Students in the Graduate Diploma program carry out mentored, intensive basic science research in the laboratory of a graduate faculty member.

For details, please see Graduate Diploma Program

Research-based MSc and PhD Programs

The research-based graduate programs in Pathology and Laboratory Medicine offer research training on human health and disease at the molecular, cellular, tissue, whole organism, and clinical levels. As part of the program, students carry out supervised research in various thematic areas including One Health, cancer, diabetes, transplantation, stem cell biology, neurodegenerative diseases, cardiovascular disease, and bioinformatics/data science.

For more details, please see Research-based MSc and PhD Graduate Programs.

Contact Us

Tracey Koning
Graduate Program Coordinator
Dental Sciences Building,
Room 4044
Phone: 519.661.2111 x81549

Art Poon
Chair, Research Based Graduate Program
Siebens-Drake Research Institute,
Room 201B
Phone: 519.661.2111 x87978

Andrew Zhang, MClSc-PA(ASCP)CM
Program Director, MClSc-PA Program
Dental Sciences Building,
Room 4044
Western University
London, Ontario N6A 5C1