Monash University

Postgraduate - 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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Managing facultyFaculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences


  • Unit codes that are not linked to their entry in the handbook are not available for study in the current year.


Postgraduate study in the area of reproduction and development provides graduates in science, biomedical and health sciences, nursing, medicine and veterinary science, and other health professionals, with a detailed understanding of advanced theory in and clinical applications of the reproductive sciences, including emerging biotechnologies. Students will also receive training in laboratory skills and research experience.

Students in the Graduate Diploma of Reproductive Sciences study core and elective units delivered using a variety of teaching modes. Successful graduates qualify to proceed to the Master of Reproductive Sciences or the Master of Clinical Embryology.

The Master of Reproductive Sciences is a higher degree by research. Research may be undertaken in an area of human reproduction, animal reproduction, women's health, fetal and neonatal physiology, embryology, development, molecular and cellular endocrinology, stem cell biology, or reproductive toxicology.


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

Note: students who have completed the Graduate Diploma of Reproductive Sciences and have been admitted into the Master of Reproductive Sciences are not required to complete the coursework component of the Masters program.

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Contact details

Postgraduate course administrator: telephone +61 3 9594 7360; email or visit

Relevant courses

  • 0101 Graduate Diploma in Reproductive Sciences
  • 0100 Master of Reproductive Sciences
  • 2309 Master of Clinical Embryology