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Masters degrees in Pathology examine the nature, causes and development of human diseases. They also explore the mechanisms of disease infestation and transfer.
Related subjects include Molecular Pathology and Cellular Pathology. Entry requirements typically include an appropriate undergraduate degree such as Medicine or Biology.
Pathology explores a broad range of diseases, the ways in which they are spread and the levels at which they affect the human body. This includes the analysis of molecular and cellular pathology, as well as the vectors – insects, parasites, fungi and dust particles, to give a few examples – that carry pathogens.
Areas of specialisation range from the detection and prevention of the spread of STIs (sexually transmitted infections), the treatment and prevention of cancer, through to the reduction of exposure to vectors.
Some courses may also incorporate elements of biostatistics and stratified medicine, identifying subgroups of patients with distinct mechanisms of a disease, and their responses to different kinds of treatment.
Training in this field can lead to careers across many industries, including traditional routes into medicine, clinical practice and pharmacology. You might also explore humanitarian aid on behalf of charities and government bodies.
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This course aims to provide a broad training in the scientific and clinical disciplines involved in precision medicine. You will cover the scientific basis for precision medicine, genomic technologies, drug discovery and development, and the global regulatory, payer and ethical challenges. Read more
The Global Health and Infectious Diseases postgraduate programme brings together a diverse community of online learners with transdisciplinary opportunities to identify, explore and address regional and global health challenges related to infectious diseases. Read more
Oral Pathology is a specialism both of pathology and of dentistry. Pathology is the laboratory science dedicated to advancing understanding of the causes and nature of disease and histopathology is that branch of pathology involving the study of changes in tissues. Read more
Our flexible, blended MSc Molecular Pathology course will enable you to take advantage of growing opportunities within this field, which is critically important for translational medicine, both in cancer and non-cancer diseases. Read more
The practice of medicine, especially in the disciplines of Pathology and Genetics is increasingly reliant on Genomic technology. The aim of this programme is to increase the knowledge and capability of scientific and clinical staff using genetic data in their daily work. Read more
The School of Veterinary Medicine and Science (SVMS) at the University of Nottingham is the first brand new, purpose-built veterinary school in the UK for over 50 years and it is our intent to make significant leading contributions to both veterinary research and teaching within the context of valid relevance and application to the wider veterinary profession. Read more
Cellular pathology is the study of structural and functional changes in cells, tissues and organs that underlie disease. It is a dynamic, fast-evolving specialism which saves many lives by providing rational clinical care and therapy in the fight against many serious diseases, particularly cancer. Read more
Dental disease is the most common disease in the UK and many developed countries, this coupled with the increasing levels of oral cancer worldwide have led the World Health Organization to prioritise oral health. Read more
Our Clinical and Health Sciences with Molecular Pathology course offers you the ability to tailor your educational needs to your professional interests. Read more
This course is delivered by specialists, who are engaged in cutting-edge research, and a variety of visiting specialist lecturers, ranging from Hospital Consultants to Senior Biomedical Scientists. Read more
This programme equips you with both an advanced theoretical understanding of the subject and the practical skills that you’ll need for tackling cellular pathology in a research or clinical context at higher specialist level. Read more
It’s our mission to prolong and improve the lives of patients, and we seek to do this by conducting world-leading research in areas such as neuroscience, oncology, infectious diseases and more.
The University of Edinburgh is internationally renowned for the quality of our teaching and the excellence of our research into human, animal and ecosystem health. By studying one of our online masters, you’ll benefit from our expertise - from wherever you are in the world. Our transformative online degrees have been designed to develop your intellectual skills, specialise and help you advance your career.
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