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Cell Pathology

Study in Cell Pathology is offered by the Discipline of Pathology in the Sydney Medical School. Units of study in this major are available at standard level.

Program structure and content

Cell Pathology is taught by the Discipline of Pathology in the third year of the Bachelor of Medical Science degree. The Discipline of Pathology is solely responsible for teaching CPAT3201 and CPAT3202 Pathological Basis of Human Disease 1 and 2, an optional unit of study offered in the Bachelor of Medical Science and Bachelor of Science degrees.

First year planning for a Cell Pathology major

Recommended: a combination of MBLG, Junior Biology and Junior Chemistry.

Requirements for a major

For a major in Cell Pathology, the minimum requirement is 24 credit points from:
(i) CPAT3201 and CPAT3202 and
(ii) any two of the listed senior units of study.


The Discipline of Pathology offers a number of areas of study for the degree of Bachelor of Science (Honours) or Bachelor of Medical Science (Honours). Honours is a one-year course by research normally taken at the end of your third year. It is not necessary to have undertaken the two Cell Pathology Units in the Discipline of Pathology to undertake an Honours year in Pathology. During the year, students are encouraged to broaden their knowledge by attending seminars in other Disciplines and at other institutions, or by participating in national conferences.

Honours contacts

Honours coordinator:
Associate Professor Brett Hambly

T +61 2 9351 3059

Honours administrator:
E +61 2 9351 2414
F +61 2 8627 1606

Contact and further information


Discipline of Pathology
4 West Charles Perkins Centre (D17)
University of Sydney
NSW 2006