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.


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

Indicative Assessment

The following table summarises the assessment tasks for the online offering of DOH412 in Session 1 2020. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated and can also differ to suit the mode of study (online or on campus).

Item Number
Value %
Final written exam

The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: May 2021. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.