Master of Medicine (Pathology)

Approved Abbreviation: MMed(Path)

Western Sydney University Course Code: 4750.1

AQF Level: 9

The Masters of Medicine (Pathology) program by coursework is offered to local and international medical graduates who are undertaking specialist training in Anatomical Pathology. It is a two year program with conference weeks and online learning modules covering both surgical pathology and cytopathology, and is aimed to endow the candidates with the necessary level of diagnostic knowledge which will aid in their successful completion of specialist training in Pathology.

Study Mode
Two years part-time.

The program is designed to help meet the expectations required to obtain Fellowship to practice as a qualified Anatomical Pathologist either locally or overseas.


Applicants must have

Completed MBBS or equivalent overseas degree in Medicine


Current employment in a supervised training position in Anatomical Pathology as approved by RCPA or equivalent overseas college.

For international students, IELTS 6.5 overall or equivalent is also required

Applicants seeking admission on the basis of work experience must support their application with a Statement of Service for all work experience listed on the application.

Statement of Service

Applications from Australian and New Zealand citizens and holders of permanent resident visas must be made via the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC). Use the links below to apply via UAC or Western Sydney University. Applications made directly to Western Sydney do not have an application fee.

Applicants who have undertaken studies overseas may have to provide proof of proficiency in English. Applicants who are applying through the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) will find details of minimum English proficiency requirements and acceptable proof on the UAC website. Local applicants applying directly to Western Sydney University should also use the information provided on the UAC website.

Student visa holders are not eligible to study this degree. It is available for international students studying offshore (ie. Not in Australia), who meet all other admission requirements.

International applicants must apply directly to Western Sydney University via the International Office.

International students applying to The University through the International Office can find details of minimum English proficiency requirements and acceptable proof on their website.

International Office

Overseas qualifications must be deemed by the Australian Education International - National Office of Overseas Skills Recognition (AEI-NOOSR) to be equivalent to Australian qualifications in order to be considered by UAC and Western Sydney University.

Course Structure

Year 1

1H session

401227Surgical Pathology 1
401228Cytopathology and Small Biopsy Pathology 1

2H session

401229Surgical Pathology 2
401230Surgical Pathology 3

Year 2

1H session

401231Surgical Pathology 4
401232Cytopathology and Small Biopsy Pathology 2

2H session

401233Surgical Pathology 5
401234Surgical Pathology 6

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