Courses & Units

Pathology of Common Diseases CXA212


This unit introduces students to the pathological processes underlying various human diseases. Students learn about common pathological conditions, their causes, including environmental factors and their consequences. A group project and presentation allows in-depth study of one disease process, its causes and outcomes.


Unit name Pathology of Common Diseases
Unit code CXA212
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Health and Medicine
School of Health Sciences
Discipline Health Sciences
Coordinator Doctor Sukhwinder Sohal
Available as an elective? Yes
Delivered By University of Tasmania
Level Intermediate


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Launceston Semester 1 On-Campus International Domestic


International students
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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 20/2/2023 21/3/2023 10/4/2023 28/5/2023

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Unit census dates currently displaying for 2023 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2023 will be available from the 1st October 2022. Note census date cutoff is 11.59pm AEST (AEDT during October to March).

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Learning Outcomes

  • Explain the development and progression of common human pathological states.
  • Demonstrate the process of diagnosis of disease by drawing appropriate conclusions from clinical and pathological data.
  • Communicate in a systematic way, visually, orally and in writing, using correct, discipline specific terminology.

Fee Information

Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1,3 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1,3 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2,3 Domestic Full Fee 4
019901 $1,037.00 $1,037.00 not applicable $2,472.00

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(CZZ101 or CXA172) and (CZZ102 or CXA173 or CXA273)


Teaching Pattern

Tutorial – 1 hour (weekly), Independent learning - 2 hours (weekly), individual study - 7 hours (weekly)

AssessmentQuiz (25%)|Assignment (35%)|Examination (40%)
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Crowley’s Human Disease, Pathology and Pathophysiology Correlations, 10th Edition, Emily G. Reisner, Howard M. Reisnere.   

Kumar, Abbas and Aster, 2014. Robbins & Cotran Pathologic Basis of Disease, 9th Edition




Stevens, Lowe and Scott, 2009, Core Pathology, 3rd Edition. Location: On Reserve, Launceston. Also available as an e-book


Damjanov, I 2011, Pathology for the Health-Related Professions, 4th edn, WB Saunders, Philadelphia.

Young, B, Stewart, W, O’Dowd, G 2009, Wheater’s Basic Pathology: A Text, Atlas and Review of Histopathology, 5th edn, Churchill Livingstone.

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