Courses & Units

Histopathology CXA222




This unit introduces you to the pathological processes that underlie various human
diseases. It enables students to recognise common pathological conditions.
In addition, the histological methods used to demonstrate bacterial and fungal
infections, amyloidosis, pigments, neoplasia and immunocytochemistry will be
studied theoretically and in practical sessions. The microscopic recognition of (some
of) the disease processes relevant to the above will be taught.


Unit name Histopathology
Unit code CXA222
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Health and Medicine
School of Health Sciences
Discipline Health Sciences
Coordinator Doctor Sukhwinder Sohal
Available as student elective? Yes
Delivered By University of Tasmania
Level Intermediate


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Launceston Semester 2 On-Campus International Domestic


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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 2 11/7/2022 9/8/2022 29/8/2022 16/10/2022

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see withdrawal dates explained for more information).

Unit census dates currently displaying for 2022 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2022 will be available from the 1st October 2021.

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Learning Outcomes

  • Explain the principles and processes of common human pathological states.
  • Compare the process of diagnosis of a variety of diseases by drawing appropriate conclusions from clinical and pathological data.
  • Communicate in a systematic way, both orally and in writing, using correct, discipline specific terminology related to histopathology.
  • Demonstrate a theoretical and practical understanding of the histochemical and immunohistochemical staining techniques used in the diagnosis of common diseases
  • Differentiate normal and diseased tissue by identifying microscopically altered cell structures. and staining in benign and malignant disease.
Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2 Domestic Full Fee
019901 $1,002.00 $1,002.00 not applicable $2,354.00
  • Available as a Commonwealth Supported Place
  • HECS-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility3
  • FEE-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility4

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Teaching Pattern

2-hr lecture (13 weeks); 1-hr tutorial (8 weeks); 3-hr practical (10 weeks) and self-directed learning.

AssessmentPractical Exam (35%)|Examination (40%)|Practical Report (25%)|Slide Identification
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Wheater’s Basic Pathology (A Text, Atlas and Review of Histopathology), Barbara Young William Stewart and Geraldine O’Dowd, (Churchill Livingstone Elsevier)
Histopathology (Fundamentals of Biomedical Science), Guy Orchard and Brian Nation (Oxford University Press)


Robbins & Cotran Pathologic Basis of Disease, 9th Edition
By Vinay Kumar, MBBS, MD, FRCPath, Abul K. Abbas, MBBS and Jon C. Aster, MD, PhD

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