Courses & Units

Histopathology CXA622


This unit develops the pathological processes that underlie various human diseases. You will recognise common pathological conditions. In addition, histopathological methods and microscopic recognition are used to demonstrate bacterial and fungal infections, amyloidosis, pigments andneoplasia. Immunohistochemistry will be studied theoretically and practically to inform disease processes and diagnosis


Unit name Histopathology
Unit code CXA622
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Health and Medicine
School of Health Sciences
Discipline Health Sciences
Coordinator Doctor Sukhwinder Sohal
Delivered By University of Tasmania


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

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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.
  • Recognize variations in microscopic structures that fall within the normal range compared to abnormal tissue.
Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2 Domestic Full Fee
019909 $1,002.00 $1,002.00 not applicable $2,354.00

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CXA625 Histology


Teaching Pattern

Tutorial – 1 hour (8 weeks), Practical – 3 hours (10 weeks)

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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