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Fellowship in Advanced Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology (FAOMP)

  1. Introduction

Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology is a recognised sub-speciality of Pathology in many countries. There is only a single postgraduate degree programme conducted for the entire country by Universiti Malaya. However, once they qualify, the usual practice is to send them to different stations around the country. Pathology is a fast developing and evolving speciality. Therefore, those who are involved in diagnostic Pathology need very regular and frequent updating programmes to be on par with the current developments in the subject. At the moment there are no such programmes in the field of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology in Malaysia.

Initiation of a fellowship of this nature will certainly improve the standards of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology and in turn improve the management of diseases of the oral and maxillofacial region. Further, the fellowship will be an added qualification for the participants. The programme will be offered in a hybrid format (on-site/ online) with a duration of six months for international candidates and one year for local candidates. All prospective candidates shall be practising Oral and Maxillofacial Pathologists. The programme will be offered to Oral and Maxillofacial Pathologists in the region as there are no such programmes in regional countries.

At the end of the programme, candidates are expected to acquire knowledge on major recent developments in the field of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology.

  1. Aims

  • To provide up to date knowledge on new developments in diagnostic Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology.
  • To encourage practising Oral and Maxillofacial Pathologists on continuing professional development.

  1. Eligibility

  • Candidates should be specialists in Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology
  • Candidates must have at least 3 years of experience after specialist qualification.
  • Registered with Malaysian Dental Council with active practicing certificate (does not apply to foreign candidates)

  1. Nature of Training

                   The training programme will mostly be  laboratory-based histopathology. The teaching 

                   methods include lectures, seminars and clinicopathological conferences.

  1. Place of training

               All histopathology modules will be conducted at Oral Pathology Division in the Department  

               of Oral and Maxillofacial Clinical Sciences, Faculty of Dentistry, Universiti Malaya.

  1. Duration and number of candidates

  • Enrolment to the fellowship will be biannual
  • Maximum of five candidates per batch
  • Local candidates (12 months)
    • 6 months local attachment (online and physical classes)
    • 6 months overseas attachment
  • International candidates (6 months)
    • 3 months online classes
    • 3 months physical classes

  1. Course contents and schedule

Course contents:

  • Introduction to current trends in diagnostic Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology
  • Update on cystic lesions in the orofacial region
  • Update on odontogenic tumours
  • Update on neoplastic salivary gland disorders
  • Update on non-neoplastic salivary gland disorders
  • Update on oral cancer and oral potentially malignant disorders
  • Update on other epithelial and mesenchymal neoplasms
  • Update on benign and malignant tumours of jaw bones
  • Update on fibro-osseous lesions
  • Update on vesiculobullous disorders
  • Introduction to molecular testing in diagnostic Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology
  • Case discussion (clinicopathological conferences)

  1. Teaching Panel

The teaching panel consists of experienced local Oral and Maxillofacial Pathologists and invited  

internationally renowned experts in the field.

  1. Course fee

Local – RM90,000 (12 months local training and overseas attachment)

International - RM 40,000 (local training only)

  1. Completion and certification requirements

  • Participation in lectures, slide seminars and clinicopathological conferences (minimum of 80% attendance)
  • Presentation of three cases diagnosed using advanced technology to the teaching panel
  • Approval by a panel of specialists in Oral Pathology and Oral Medicine on successful completion of the course

The programme is scheduled to commence on 4th September 2023


For any enquiries, kindly contact us at:
Fellowship in Advanced Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology,
Division of Oral Pathology and Oral Medicine,
Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Clinical Sciences,   
Faculty of Dentistry, Universiti Malaya
50603 Kuala Lumpur

Email: wmtilak@um.edu.my/ Contact no: +60136397967

Last Update: 05/04/2023