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 availability
Session 1 (30)
On Campus
Orange Campus
Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details. 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 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 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 the Indigenous Australians
The 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
Workplace Learning
This subject contains a 8 days Compulsory Workplace Learning component.

Case based training in a  clinical setting

Current Students

For any enquiries about subject selection or course structure you will need to contact your Course Director. You can find the name and contact details for your Course Director in your offer letter or contact your School office.

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 2017 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: June 2018. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.