Oral Pathology 2B (DENT5210)


The oral pathology component continues to build on the foundations previously established. The course further extends exposure to the specialised disciplines of cytopathology and immunopathology and their clinical applications. 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.
Forensic Odontology is introduced with a block course covering the history of forensic identification, the role of police in forensic investigation, interaction of government agencies, bitemark evidence and interpretation, age determination, interesting forensic cases, dental charting systems, forensic dental radiology, coronial system, forensic dentistry and law, introduction to course, denture marking and computerisation.

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 oral pathology x 1 hr (per week)
forensic odontology course 30hrs


oral presentations (20%), 1x3hr written exam (40%), 1x1hr practical exam (20%), viva voce (20%)


Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, 2nd Ed, BW Neville, DD Damm. CA Allen. JE Bouquot.
Lucas's Pathology of Tumours of the Oral Tissues, RA Cawson, WH Binnie, PM Speight, AW Barrett, JM Wright
Oral Pathology Clinical Pathologic Correlations, JA Regezi, JJ Sciubba, RCK Jordan

Faculty/department permission required?


Unit of study rules


(DENT6011 and DENT5206 and DENT5207 and DENT5208) or DENT6128


DENT6012 and DENT5209 and DENT5211

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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.