Oral Pathology 1 (DENT5204)


The course covers a review of relevant aspects of oral biology including bone, mucosa, salivary glands and tooth development.
Oral pathology is introduced by investigating the clinico-pathological features of soft and hard tissue pathoses including inflammatory and repair processes, hamartomas, mucosal and salivary gland diseases, fibro-osseous lesions, benign and malignant non-odontogenic and odontogenic neoplasms, cysts of the jaws and soft tissues of the head and neck.
Weekly departmental review of the current histopathology cases, particularly biopsies of patients undertaken or seen in the Oral Medicine clinics, or Head and Neck oncology clinics.

Our courses that offer this unit of study

Further unit of study information


Oral pathology conference (slide review and journal club) x 2 hrs,
seminars x 1 hr, diagnostic histology/pathology x 1 hr (per week)


1x2hr written exam (50%), viva voce (50%)


Oral Anatomy, Embryology and Histology, 3rd ed, Berkowitz BKB, Holland GR and Moxham BJ.
Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, 2nd ed, BW Neville, DD Damm. CA Allen. JE Bouquot.
Oral Pathology Clinical Pathologic Correlations, JA Regezi, JJ Sciubba, RCK Jordan

Faculty/department permission required?


Unit of study rules


DENT6000 and [(DENT5201 and DENT6210 and DENT6211) or (DENT5200 and DENT5201 and DENT5202)]


DENT6010 and [(DENT6212 and DENT6213) or (DENT5203 and DENT5205)]

Study this unit outside a degree

Non-award/non-degree study

If you wish to undertake one or more units of study (subjects) for your own interest but not towards a degree, you may enrol in single units as a non-award student.

Cross-institutional study

If you are from another Australian tertiary institution you may be permitted to underake cross-institutional study in one or more units of study at the University of Sydney.