Molecular Pathology and Cytogenetics

SchoolSchool of Medicine
DepartmentDepartment of Molecular Pathology and Cytogenetics

Program Description:

Genes and proteins are now  recognized as the cause of many diseases, and diagnosis based on RNA, DNA, and proteinsof the pathogens  are more accurate. Having access to different types of 1T nucleic acids, T1 such asT1 1T DNA, RNA,1T         T1 and1T                   1T micro RNA, whether in fresh samples, such as blood, 1T serum, and tissue biopsy or in paraffin-fixed tissues has made  human or microorganisms genome recognition possible. These molecular methods help diagnose many diseases in different clinical laboratories. Given the extension and variety of diagnostic procedures and the rapid emergence of new techniques for a wide range of human diseases, it is necessary that the specialists in charge of paraclinical laboratory diagnosis become familiar with the latest diagnostic techniques in this field . We  hope that the diagnosis and treatment of diseases become possible in different academic centers through the development and improvement of this curriculum and the need to send samples abroad be alleviated by training experts in this field.



Molecular Pathology and Cytogenetics is a fellowship Program on the Basis of Pathology and Genetics in Mollecular and Chromosomal Disease Diagnosis.The Specialists can recognize Chromosomal and Genetic disorders through laboratory tests on different specimens like Blood, Bone marrow,placental cell,sperm and invitro cultured cells and also PGD(Pregestational Diagnosis.



1-To  train Physicians   who are knowledgeable, competent, responsible, and sensitive to the health of individuals and society in this specialized field and provide the society with medical diagnostic services in accordance with the curriculum and their expertise in the areas of prevention, diagnosis, education, and research.

2-In the next 10 years, we will be among the top countries in terms of educational standards, research production, and providing people with medical diagnostic services in this field


Expected Competencies at the End of the Program

General Competencies*

Specific Competencies and Skills


Sampling , preparation of different samples (tissues, blood, fluids, etc.) for molecular pathology and cytogenetics


Autopsy and genetic study of aborted fetuses

PCR (different types)


Different types of CGH array

Molecular cytogenetic, FISH, CISH

Blotting techniques






Admission Requirements

General Requirement: To apply for this program, you will need to fulfill a number of requirements, which can be found in the Graduate Admission Requirements.

Specific Requiremetns:  Holding an M.D. or M.B.B.S. degree .Having and approved specialty in Pathology received in Iran or abroad.

The eligible candidate should have successfully completed an approved related Degree program and should be proficient in English or Persian.

Admission Deadline

Tehran University of Medical Sciences has a rolling application system and reviews student applications all year round.

However, the deadline for the September intake is June 31.

Education Fees and Yearly Expenses

For complete and comprehensive information about fees and expenses, please refer to the Education Fees and Yearly Expenses section.


Duration: 18 months.



Program Curriculum

For more information, please download the Program Curriculum of Molecular Pathology & Cytogenetics


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