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A pathology major provides the springboard for students to enter careers or research in areas that require a broad and solid understanding of disease from a molecular, cellular, tissue, functional, biochemical and immunological perspective.

Graduates will be prepared for these pathways by developing skills which are crucial to work in both diagnostic and research laboratories, and in consulting roles in the biotechnology and biomedical industries.

This major will integrate knowledge from a range of disciplines from human biology to molecular genetics, by enabling students to complete sequences of specialist and integrated subjects which will develop understanding of applications of current molecular and genetic methods to problems in pathological/medical practice.

Students will gain experience preparing them for the workplace by participating in lectures series, group based research projects and laboratory based practical sessions.

Full details in the handbook

Dr Vicki Lawson
Department of Pathology