Program details

Higher Graduate Diploma in Clinical Sciences Program in Oral Pathology

International Program

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Certificate: Higher Graduate Diploma in Clinical Sciences

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Total credits:

82 credits


  • Distinguished board certified oral and maxillofacial pathologists
  • Leader in the field of oral and maxillofacial pathology
  • Strong teaching and research mentoring program
  • Accredited by the Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Thailand

Program overview

Oral pathology is the dental and pathology subspecialty with emphasis on the study of causes, processes, identification, management and outcome of diseases affecting the oral and maxillofacial regions. The oral pathology practice primarily focuses on the microscopic diagnosis of diseases with clinical, radiographic and laboratory correlation, leading to the proper management of oral lesions. Advanced program in Oral Pathology will train prospective applicants to be proficient at diagnosing diseases involving the oral and maxillofacial regions, interpreting routine as well as advanced diagnostic techniques, oral and maxillofacial radiographs and gaining experience in treating oral lesions. In addition, literature review and research are the integral part of the program to prepare students for future professional and academic career.

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Higher Graduate Diploma in Clinical Sciences in Oral Pathology at Faculty of Dentistry, Chulalongkorn University is a 3-year program designed to train prospective students to be proficient in practicing and teaching oral and maxillofacial pathology. Our academic staffs are distinguished board-certified oral and maxillofacial pathologists (Thai and American Board) and are leaders in the field of oral and maxillofacial pathology. This program is accredited by the Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Thailand and students who successfully completed the program will be eligible to sit for the Thai Board of Oral Diagnostic Science (Oral Pathology) examination.

The oral pathology graduate program offers strong didactic courses in all aspects of oral and maxillofacial pathology as well as clinical practice in surgical oral pathology laboratory service, oral medicine and oral and maxillofacial radiology clinics. Students will be trained to develop clinical thinking, academic presenting and teaching skills in a myriad of seminar courses. Students are also encouraged to develop their own research projects to acquire research experience and manuscript writing skills.


  • Department of Pathology
    Faculty of Medicine, Chulalongkorn University

Message from the director

Welcome to the Chulalongkorn University’s Oral Pathology advanced graduate program web page. Oral Pathology has long been an indispensable dental specialty vital to the comprehensive patient care. Our program at Faculty of Dentistry, Chulalongkorn University is carefully designed to ensure that all residents will gain relevant scientific background, professionalism and be experienced in diagnostic surgical oral pathology, patient care and research. Our oral pathology biopsy service receives a large amount of tissue specimens, submitted from various parts of Thailand each year. Together with our extensive lists of archival cases, this proves to be invaluable for residents’ learning experiences. Our staffs are knowledgeable and have strong experience in conducting high-quality research. There is also a wealth of excellent learning opportunities for residents through lectures, seminars, conferences and clinical rotations. With our attentive mentorship and support, after graduating from this program you will be an outstanding oral pathologist who is well-rounded and have strong basis for life-long learning. Thank you for considering our program and we are looking forward to working with you!

akkarat Faculty of Dentistry, Chulalongkorn University

Assoc. Prof. Ekarat Phattarataratip, D.D.S., Ph.D.
Program Director

Career possibilities

Higher Graduate Diploma in Clinical Sciences in Oral Pathology is designed for those who wish to pursue academic career and be specialized in the field of oral and maxillofacial pathology. 

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Course details

Course structure

Candidates who have a Bachelor’s degree (D.D.S.)

Minimum required credits
82 credits
Required courses
75 credits
Elective courses
7 credits

Academic calendar

1st Semester
August – December
2nd Semester
January – May
Summer Semester
June – July

Plan of Study

First semester
Second semester
Summer semester
3200701 Research Methodology for Dentistry
3200702 Statistics for Dentistry
3200716 Professional Ethics
3200711 Biomedical Science I
3203701 Oral Pathology
3203704 Oral Pathology Journal Club
3203705 Advanced Methods in Pathology
3203706 Advanced Clinical Pathology
xxxxxxx Electives (2 credits)
3200712 Biomedical Science II
3203707 Advanced Oral Pathology
3203708 Clinico-Pathological Conference
3203711 Surgical Oral Pathology I
xxxxxxx Electives (4 credits)
3203716 Surgical Oral Pathology VI
3203712 Surgical Oral Pathology II
3209701 Applied Radiology I
3211701 Oral Medical I
3211721 Advanced Oral Medical Clinic I
xxxxxxx Electives (1 credit)
3203713 Surgical Oral Pathology III
3209702 Applied Radiology II
3209733 Advanced Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology Clinic I
3211702 Oral Medicine II
3203717 Anatomical Pathology
3203718 Oral Cytology
3203714 Surgical Oral Pathology IV
3203721 Surgical Oral Pathology V


Higher Graduate Diploma in Clinical Sciences Program in Oral Pathology

International Program

  • Period of Admission: February 1, 2024 – April 17, 2024

Procedure of admission

  1. Please read and following procedure of admission
  2. Application documents must copy to pdf files or image files
  3. Fill Application Form and Upload Application documents
  4. Pay the application fee and upload pay-in slip
  5. Staff sent confirmation email of application within 5 workdays

For further information pertaining to applicant’s qualifications, please contact

Dr. Ekarat Phattarataratip
Department of Oral Pathology
7th floor, Somdejya 93 Building

  • Tel. (+66) 0 2218 8800, 0 2218 8798

Qualifications of applicants

  1. Hold a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University accredited by the Ministry of Education and/or the Dental Council of Thailand.
  2. Holding the dental license permitted in the country where the applicant graduated. Obtain at least one year of working experience in dental practice.
  3. CU-TEP score of at least 45 or TOEFL (PBT or equivalent iBT) score of at least 450 or IELTS score of at least 4 taken within 2 years. (Applicants with CU-TEP score of at least 30 or TOEFL score of at least 400 or IELTS score of at least 3 may be admitted to the program but they have to meet the language proficiency requirement of the graduate school before graduation.)    
  4. Possess qualifications complied with those announced by the Graduate College (to be announced yearly). The Program Administrative Committee reserves the rights to consider other qualifications that deem appropriate to be eligible for admission application.

Tuition fees

Thai citizen
First and second semester
Tuition fee
Program fee
Summer semester
Tuition fee
Program fee

Contact program

Department of Oral Pathology

Faculty of Dentistry

Chulalongkorn University

7th Floor Somdejya93 Building
34 Henri Dunant Road, Pathumwan,
Bangkok 10330,

  • Tel. +66 2218 8797 – 8
  • Fax +66 2218 8798
  • Email


  • Dr. Ekarat Phattarataratip, DDS, PhD
  • Email:
  • Tel. +66 2218 8800