Master of Science in Pathology and Laboratory Medicine (MSc)
The UBC Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine offers a remarkable opportunity to study with numerous world renowned faculty and research programs. We are recognized as national and international leaders in both basic and clinical research. Experimental Pathology refers to research in any area of biomedical investigation that is relevant to human disease. Since it is necessary to understand the normal working of the system to fully define the changes associated with disease, the areas represented at UBC cover a wide range of fields and approaches. Work at all levels of biological organization is involved, from protein to lipoprotein biochemistry and molecular biology through cell and tumour biology, animal models for studies on pulmonary and cardiovascular pathophysiology and viral and bacterial infection processes, to clinical studies on human population and the AIDS epidemic.
We train students with varied backgrounds in science and medicine including: biochemistry, physiology, cell biology and microbiology/immunology.
We are committed to effective, cutting-edge, ethical research. The results of which will reach beyond the academic realm to effect positive change in the lives of our families, communities and, ultimately, our world.
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Tuition / Program Costs
|Fees||Canadian Citizen / Permanent Resident / Refugee / Diplomat||International|
|Installments per year||3||3|
|Tuition per installment||$1,600.60||$2,811.98|
|Tuition per year||$4,801.80||$8,435.94|
|Int. Tuition Award (ITA) per year (if eligible)||$3,200.00 (-)|
|Other Fees and Costs|
|Student Fees (yearly)||$899.00 (approx.)|
|Costs of living (yearly)||starting at $16,453.00 (check cost calculator)|
All fees for the year are subject to adjustment and UBC reserves the right to change any fees without notice at any time, including tuition and student fees. In case of a discrepancy between this webpage and the UBC Calendar, the UBC Calendar entry will be held to be correct.
Completion Rates & Times
This program has a graduation rate of 75% based on 20 students admitted between 2006 - 2009. Based on 25 graduations between 2012 - 2015 the minimum time to completion is 1.66 years and the maximum time is 5.66 years with an average of 2.94 years of study. All calculations exclude leave times.
Admissions data refer to all UBC Vancouver applications, offers, new registrants for each year, May to April [data updated: 8 April 2016]. Enrolment data are based on March 1 snapshots. Program completion data are only provided for datasets comprised of more than 4 individuals. Rates and times of completion depend on a number of variables (e.g. curriculum requirements, student funding), some of which may have changed in recent years for some programs [data updated: 8 April 2016].
This list shows faculty members with full supervisory privileges who are affiliated with this program. It is not a comprehensive list of all potential supervisors as faculty from other programs or faculty members without full supervisory privileges can request approvals to supervise graduate students in this program.
Aparicio, Samuel (Breast cancer, genome sequencing )
Bally, Marcel Bertran (Pancreas centre)
Black, Peter (Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms (especially equality rights); Canadian human rights legislation )
Brooks, Donald (microgravity research (space station, etc); diagnostic testing device; Centre for Blood Research; biomaterials, Organic chem, blood research)
Churg, Andrew (Lung disease)
Cimolai, Nevio (Infection control, ethics in hospital administration and public medical institutions)
Cote, Helene (HIV Infection, blood research, infectious diseases)
Devine, Dana Virginia (Biochemistry, blood regulation, platelet biology)
Devlin, Angela (obesity, children, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, developmental programming)
Dorovini-Zis, Katerina (Biology and pathology of the blood-brain barrier, neuroinflammation)
Gantt, Soren (cytomegalovirus, Burkitt’s lymphoma, Cytomegalovirus, epstein-barr virus, herpes simplex virus, congenital infection, newborn infection, Burkitt)
Gilks, Cyril Blake (Pancreas centre)
Granville, David (Apoptosis, cell death, necrosis, cell biology, cardiovascular injury mechanisms, ischemia, reperfusion, heart, atherosclerosis, heart transplant, oxidative stress, reactive oxygen, photodynamic therapy, cytochrome p450, caspase, mitochondria, Skin injury mechanisms, aging and neurodegenerative disease, cardiovascular and pulmonary, dermatology, infectious diseases, molecular pathology, atherosclerosis in animal models)
Huntsman, David (hereditary cancer, molecular pathology, cancer biomarkers, Pancreas centre)
Karsan, Aly (Myelodysplatic syndromes, myeloid malignancies, innate immune signaling in vascular hematopoietic function, genomics for clinical diagnostics)
Kelly, Niamh (science education from pre-school to university, balancing family and professional life, women in science, Children and babies, education, health care)
Kizhakkedathu, Jayachandran (Polymers, Biomaterials, Blood Coagulation, Macromolecular Therapeutics, Iron Chelators, Thrombosis, Cell-surface Engineering, Proteomics Tools, Implants and Medical Devices)
Krajden, Mel (Infectious diseases, cancer hepatitis prevention and care, human papillomavirus HPV, HIV and hepatitis C virus)
Krystal, Gerald (Blood research, immunology, inflammation, effect of diet on cancer )
Ling, Victor (Resistance to anticancer drugs, glycoprotein, chemotherapy, proteins )