The MS CP program is defined as a 2-year period
of organized educational experience designed to
develop basic competencies in Clinical Pathology and
prepares the MS CP graduates for further Ph.D. / MD
studies; resident trainee positions in clinical pathology,
teaching assistantship in medical colleges; research
assistantship in universities, research centers and
biomedical corporations (R&D); after three years in the
field as Manager of laboratories or as Clinical Pathology
practitioners after licensure passage.
The program shall be integrated to provide all clinical pathology elements that a beginner level pathologist practitioner requires in the areas of: communication skills and information technology; medical microscopy;
microbiology; immunology and immunogenetics; molecular pathology ncluding cytogenetics; hematology and transfusion medicine. Courses in biostatistics and research methodology and ethics will enable the students to design research protocols for testing their hypotheses through an investigatory and analytical thinking approach. The didactic courses of all elements of the training will be concentrated during PGY1 to optimize use of faculty time and help students to lay strong theoretical foundations of clinical pathology. Integrated community-based practice of clinical laboratory medicine with additional elements of informatics, cost management and systems based practices are important elements of the educational program during the hospital-based rotations in PGY2. The last semester will be devoted to research work in any one subspecialty leading to submission of a thesis.
- To satisfy the need for postgraduate education in Clinical Pathology for health professionals in the UAE and other countries.
- To provide quality education and training comparable with that of the best international centers in that field, to medical graduates.
- To prepare candidates for further PhD/MD studies, practice of Clinical Pathology, resident positions in clinical pathology, teaching and research assistantship in medical colleges & research centers.