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Click to enlargeThe Department of Pathology has 19 full-time academic staff.  Teaching of the Pathology disciplines, such as Anatomical Pathology, Haematology, Immunology and Chemical Pathology, to undergraduate medical and dental students, research postgraduate students, active research on basic medical science and clinical pathology, as well as providing diagnostic pathology services to the Queen Mary Hospital are our missions.

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Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS)

A medical curriculum based partly on problem-based learning has been implemented by the Medical Faculty. Pathology teaching is one of the important disciplines in the 5 years' and the new 6 years' medical curricula.

Bachelor of Chinese Medicine (BChinMed)

Teaching in the 5-year and the new 6-year Chinese medical curricula of the Medical Faculty includes a specially organized 3-credit Immunology course and a 6-credit Pathology course, as well as subjects on the use of diagnostic clinical laboratories.

Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS)

Besides its main teaching responsibility with the Medical Faculty, the Department also contributes to teaching in the Faculty of Dentistry, which has recently launched a new problem-based learning curriculum. Currently, the Department also runs a course in applied oral histopathology for fourth year dental students in the old curriculum. Dental students follow a 5-year and the new 6-year curricula.


There are currently over 52 postgraduate students in the Department studying for the research degrees of MPhil and PhD. The Department also actively engages in the teaching for the degree of Master of Medical Sciences (MMedSc) offered by our Medical Faculty. The Specialized Modules organized by the Department are accredited by the Hong Kong Medical Laboratory Technologists Board.

Professional Training

The Department is actively engaged in postgraduate training in the various clinical disciplines of pathology. Trainees currently take the Fellowship of the Hong Kong College of Pathologists examinations and usually either the membership examination of the Royal College of Pathologists (U.K.) or the Australasian College Fellowship examinations as well.