DOH233 Pathological Basis of Human Disease (8)


Students will gain a foundation level understanding of the biochemical, cellular and tissue responses that can arise as a consequence of injury to cells, tissues and body organ systems. This understanding will be developed in the context of the aetiology and pathogenesis of tbasic pathological processes including the degenerations, inflammation and sequelae, immunological reactivity, hypertrophy and hyperplasia, healing and neoplasia.  

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Session 2
InternalOrange Campus
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Subject information

Duration Grading System School:
One sessionHD/FLSchool of Dentistry and Health Sciences

Enrolment restrictions

Restricted to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Dental Science course.
Related subject(s)
DOH232 Dental Pathophysiology

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • Be able to use appropriate pathological terminology
  • Be able to demonstrate an understanding of the nature of and host and injury variables that may affect the expression of disease
  • Be able to describe the nature and causes of disease
  • Be able to identify, describe and discuss and compare the features of disease-related processes such as inflammation, immune hypersensitivities, hypertrophy, hyperplasia, hard and soft tissue wound healing and neoplasia


The subject will cover the following topics:
  • Introduction
  • Injury and human disease expression
  • Acute inflammation and sequelae
  • Chronic inflammation and granulomatous inflammation and sequelae
  • The hypersensitivities and autoimmune disease
  • Healing and regeneration of soft tissues and bone
  • Complications of healing
  • Neoplasia


The information contained in the 2016 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: 06 September 2016. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.