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
  1. Gynaecological malignancies( Professor ANY Cheung)
  2. Gynaecological Pathology (Dr PPC Ip)
  3. Molecular Oncology, Pathology and Genetics of Breast Cancer (Professor US Khoo)
  4. Genomics, Genetics and Precision Cancer Medicine in Colon and Stomach Cancers (Professor SY Leung)
  5. Characterisation of Molecular Mechanisms and Signalling Pathways in Cancers (Dr RCL Lo)
  6. Molecular Genetic and Functional Analyses of Novel Genes and Important Cellular Pathways in Liver Cancer (Professor IOL Ng)
  7. Malignant Lymphoma (Dr RKH Au Yeung)
  8. Genetics and Epigenetics of Liver Cancer (Dr JCM Wong)
  9. Tumour Microenvironment of Liver Cancer (Dr JWP Yam)
  10. Molecular Pathogenesis of Gastrointestinal Tract Cancer ( Dr HHN Yan)
  11. Immunology (Professor LW Lu)
  12. Molecular Biology of Liver Cancer, Hepatocellular Carcinoma (HCC) (Dr CCL Wong)
  13. Metabolic Reprogramming in HCC (Dr CCL Wong)
  14. Translational Studies in HCC (Dr CCL Wong)
  15. Therapeutic Targets and Molecular Mechanisms of Acute Leukaemia (Dr ACF Sin)
  16. Urologic Pathology (Dr AHN Tang)
  17. Single-Cell Transcriptomics in Liver Cancer (Dr DWH Ho)
  18. Liquid Biopsy in Liver Cancer (Dr DWH Ho)
  19. Bioinformatics in Liver Cancer (Dr DWH Ho)
  20. Integrated Chemical Biology Approach for Studying Redox Stress and Its Associated Diseases (Dr CYS Chung)

 

Learn more about research postgraduate studies at the Department.

 

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 2667 Fax: 2218 5216
Email: postgrad@pathology.hku.hk

 

Master of Medical Sciences

Besides research postgraduate degrees, the Department of Pathology offers number of specialised courses 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.

Learn more about Master of Medical Sciences programme in LKS Faculty of Medicine

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 2667 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

Useful Links
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Postgraduate Prospectus