DOH412 Medicine and Surgery for Dental Practice (4)

In this subject students will cover relevant aspects of the causes, nature and management of diseases of major body systems. This will include relevant discussion of the respiratory, cardiovascular, gastrointestinal, hepatobiliary, endocrine, hematological, immunological, neurological, renal, dermatological and musculoskeletal systems. This subject will also include aspects of oral medicine where the oral health and general health nexus will be addressed.

Subject Outlines
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Session 1 (30)
On Campus
Orange Campus

Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: DOH412. 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.


DOH334 and DOH335 and DOH343 and DOH344 and DOH345

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to demonstrate a knowledge of causes, key clinical features, diagnostic markers and principles of management of diseases of body systems and their impact on oral health
  • be able to demonstrate a knowledge of causes, key clinical features, diagnostic markers and principles of management of oral mucosal diseases and their impact on general health
  • be able to demonstrate a knowledge of dental management of medically compromised patient
  • be able to demonstrate a knowledge of general and oral health issues of Indigenous Australians


This subject will cover the following topics:
  • Diseases of the gastrointestinal system including the liver
  • Diseases of the cardiovascular system
  • Diseases of the respiratory system
  • Diseases of the endocrine system
  • Diseases of the immune system
  • Diseases of the central nervous system
  • Diseases of the hematological system
  • Vesiculo-bullous and erosive lesions of the oral mucosa
  • White, red and pigmented lesions of the oral mucosa


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 334 733 (free call within Australia) or enquire online.

The information contained in the 2019 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: September 2018. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.