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 basic pathological processes including the degenerations, inflammation and sequelae, immunological reactivity, hypertrophy and hyperplasia, healing and neoplasia.


Subject Outlines
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Session 2 (60)
On Campus
Orange Campus

Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: DOH233. Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject Information

Grading System



One session


School of Dentistry and Health Sciences

Enrolment Restrictions

Restricted to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Dental Science course.

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


This 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


Current Students

For any enquiries about subject selection or course structure please contact Student Central or or phone on 1800 275 278.

Prospective Students

For further information about Charles Sturt University, or this course offering, please contact info.csu on 1800 275 278 (free call within Australia) or enquire online.

The information contained in the 2018 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: August 2018. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.