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Monash University Handbook 2011 Undergraduate - Area of Study

All areas of study information should be read in conjunction with the relevant course entry in the Handbook. The units listed for this area of study relate only to the 'Requirements' outlined in the Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences component of any bachelors double degrees.

Managing facultyFaculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences
Course coordinatorA/Prof Ben Smith


  • Compulsory off-campus and out-of-hours placements may be a key component of courses undertaken in this area of study. Placements can occur in metropolitan or rural settings.


Health science offers major study options in Clinical and public health sciences and Health programs and policy.

Undergraduate studies in health science can provide a preparation for graduate entry into medical or allied health degree courses, or postgraduate qualifications such as hospital management, public health, health economics or postgraduate research. Graduates will find employment in hospitals, health networks, health foundations, community organisations, and public health in government and related organisations in local, national and international agencies.


For the schedule of units required to complete a given course in this area of study, refer to the Handbook entry for the relevant course.

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Relevant Courses

  • 3882 Bachelor of Health Science
  • 3870 Bachelor Health Science/Bachelor of Social Work
  • 3965 Bachelor Health Science/Bachelor of Social Work (with Honours)
  • 3971 Honours degree of the Bachelor of Health Science