Postgraduate

The Department of Pathology has 22 full-time academic staff. Active research, together with teaching of the Pathology disciplines, such as Anatomical Pathology, Haematology, Immunology and Chemical Pathology, to undergraduate medical and dental students, as well as research postgraduate students are our main focus.

Many of our students have received distinguished awards and accolades over the years for their research excellence including the 'Dr KP Stephen Chang Gold Medal' for PhD thesis, 'Li Ka Shing' prizes for MPhil and PhD theses, the 'Young Investigator Award' of the Hong Kong International Cancer Congress, and the 'Young Investigator Award' of the American Association of Cancer Research.

Our Department is well-equipped for research A centrally-located Core Facility Suite, is home to an assortment of state-of-the-art equipment, including an EPICS ALTRA Flow Cytometer, a BD FACSCalibur, a DNA Sequencer, an Automated Karotyping, Multicolour FISH and CGH Workstation, a Tissue Arrayer and a Real-time Quantitative PCR System.

MPhil/PhD Studies

The following research projects are currently available for MPhil/PhD Studies:

  • Study on genetic susceptibility and prognostic markers in gynaecological cancers and gestational trophoblastic disease - Professor Annie Cheung (Email: anycheun@hku.hk)
  • Identification of novel oncogenes, tumour suppressor genes and tumour markers in gastrointestinal cancer using cDNA microarray and their functional characterization - Professor SY Leung (Email: suetyi@hku.hk)
  • Identification and functional characterization of new/important genes in liver cancer; Mouse models with gene targeting to study liver diseases - Professor Irene Ng (Email: iolng@hku.hk)
  • Molecular genetics and epigenetic studies of breast and gynaecological cancer - Professor US Khoo (Email: uskhoo@hku.hk)
  • Study of molecular genetics of lung cancers in smokers and non-smokers using microarray technology - Dr MP Wong (Email: mwpik@hku.hk)
  • Apoptosis and its regulation in the immune system and immune diseases - Dr Liwei Lu (Email: liweilu@hku.hk)

General Information


Candidates must satisfy the University’s entrance requirements, details of which are available from The University of Hong Kong’s Postgraduate Admission homepage.

Informal enquiries in the first instance should be directed to the potential supervisors.


For further enquiries on MPhil and PhD studies, please contact
Dr Judy Yam
Research Postgraduate Coordinator
Department of Pathology
The University of Hong Kong
Queen Mary Hospital Compound
Pokfulam Road
Hong Kong
Tel: 2255 4882 Fax: 2218 5216
Email: postgrad@pathology.hku.hk

 

Master of Medical Sciences

Besides research postgraduate degrees, the Department of Pathology offers number of specialized modules to students enrolled for the Master of Medical Sciences degree course in the Faculty of Medicine. These provide in-depth education in a number of aspects of clinical, anatomical and experimental pathology. Students choosing the Pathology option for their MMedSci studies also carry out their research projects in one of these areas, more specifically Chemical Pathology, Haematology/Blood Bank, Immunology, Anatomical Pathology or Molecular Pathology. These modules are particularly suitable for people working in clinical or medical research laboratories and who see themselves having a career in these fields. We are also an Accredited Programme Provider of the Continuing Professor Development (CPD) pilot scheme for the Medical Laboratory Technologists Board of Hong Kong.

For further enquiries on MMedSc and MRes(Med) studies, please contact
Dr Judy Yam
Taught Postgraduate Coordinator
Department of Pathology
The University of Hong Kong
Queen Mary Hospital Compound
Pokfulam Road
Hong Kong
Tel: 2255 4882 Fax: 2218 5216
Email: postgrad@pathology.hku.hk


Postgraduate Diploma in Molecular and Diagnostic Pathology (PDipMDPath)
This programme aims to provide health care professionals with a deeper understanding of the molecular and genetic basis of diseases and the application of molecular technologies in human disease. The programme will be delivered through didactic seminars, tutorials and case studies/practicals, with self-assessment exercises and completion of a project report.
Emphasis will be given to the understanding of molecular and diagnostic pathology, with view to clinical translational application that will equip participants to meet the increasing expectations in health care from patients and the general public. The programme is also the first organized programme of its kind in Hong Kong. The Postgraduate Diploma in Molecular and Diagnostic Pathology (PDipMDPath) has been approved by the Medical Council of Hong Kong as a quotable qualification.
For further enquiries, please contact

Professor US Khoo
Academic Director
Department of Pathology
The University of Hong Kong
Queen Mary Hospital Compound
Pokfulam Road
Hong Kong
Email: pdip@pathology.hku.hk

Tel: 2255 2664 Fax: 2218 5213
Email: pdip@pathology.hku.hk

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