Monash University

Undergraduate - Area of Study

Students who commenced study in 2012 should refer to this area of study entry for direction on the requirments; to check which units are currently available for enrolment, refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your area of study.

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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
Campus(es)Berwick, Caulfield, South Africa
CoordinatorA/Prof Ben Smith


  • Unit codes that are not linked to their entry in the handbook are not available for study in the current year.
  • 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)
  • 4503 Bachelor of Health Science/Bachelor of Business
  • 3971 Honours degree of the Bachelor of Health Science
  • 4505 Bachelor of Health Promotion
  • 4502 Bachelor of Public Health