The Pathology Museum was established along with the establishment of the Department of Pathology, Faculty of Medicine UKM in 1972. Pathology field is one of the area in medicine that studies the development of human disease and it includes a number of sub area namely hematology, chemical pathology, cytopathology, histopathology and forensics. The Pathology Museum is set up to gather and keep collection of unique, interesting and rare pathology specimens from either the histopathology or forensic laboratory of Hospital Canselor Tuanku Mukhriz UKM.
At the beginning of collection, the pathology specimens’ collections were placed together with collections from Department of Anatomy and Department of Parasitology & Medical Entomology stationed at Medical Museum, Kuala Lumpur Branch of UKM Campus. Subsequently, in 1995 the Department of Pathology intends to set up a Pathology Museum which will be fully managed by the department which is only used for teaching purposes and is not open for general visits.
Since its inception, the Pathology Museum has successfully collected about 600 cases of pathological specimens by categories of organs such as the urinary system, endocrine, respiratory, reproductive and others. After the transfer of the Department of Pathology to Pre-clinical Block in 2015, the Pathology Museum re-joined the Anatomy Museum at Level 3, Pre-clinical Block, Faculty of Medicine UKM. The Pathology Museum is now open to students and medical specialists only from 10.30 am - 4.30 pm on weekdays.
In addition to the visit, the Department of Pathology also provides rental of exhibit specimens to relevant universities or institutions for teaching purposes through the person-in-charge.
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