Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject, you will be introduced to the study of systemic disease and its relevance and impacts on oral health. The first in a series of three subjects, this subject begins by building on the foundations of physiology, biochemistry, microbiology and immunology taught in Year 1. The subject encompasses the principles and fundamentals of 'altered homeostasis' and provides a basis for further study in the areas of pathology, pharmacology, oral medicine and oral pathology. With headline examples from the human body's systems, the subject will demonstrate the pathological processes at both cellular and gross level.

SchoolMolecular Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorTerri Meehan-Andrews

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Must be admitted in HZHSDD and have passed DEN1DSB; OR Must be admitted in HBOHSB and have passed HBS1HBA and HBS1HBB


Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A


Essentials of pathophysiology

Resource TypePrescribed

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorPorth, CM





Chapter/article titleN/A



Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

Career Ready


Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Apply understanding of disorders that may be experienced by individuals over the life span and their impact on oral health
02. Apply general pathological processes to oral health
03. Explain how health disorders impact oral health

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2021, Semester 1, Day


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorTerri Meehan-Andrews

Class requirements

LectureWeek: 10 - 22
One 2.00 h lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.

TutorialWeek: 11 - 22
One 1.00 h tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 11 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
Commencing week 23 to 4 groups through Allocated

WorkShopWeek: 11 - 22
One 1.00 h workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 11 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
Commencing week 2, Interactive Clicker session


Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*
10 x Online learning quizzes (each quiz equiv. to 150 words), total 1500-word equiv. for all quizzes Weekly online quizzes starting week 2 10 MCQ each quiz, 2 attempts Allow 20 minutes each attemptN/AN/AN/ANo20 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3
One 2-hour written exam (2000 word equiv.) Hurdle requirement: A minimum score of 50% is required in this component.N/AN/AN/AYes50 SILO2, SILO3
Case study Presentation & Peer review of case study (Total 750 word equiv. per student)N/AN/AN/ANo30 SILO1