Monash University

Postgraduate - Area of study

Students who commenced study in 2014 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
Offered bySchool of Biomedical Sciences
School of Primary Health Care


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


This area of study focuses on specialist areas of research relevant to rural health including:

  • community development and capacity building
  • evidence based practice.
  • gender issues in health medicine
  • general practice
  • health policy
  • health promotion
  • health quality assurance
  • health service delivery
  • health service needs in rural/urban Australia
  • Indigenous health
  • integrative medicine
  • interprofessional collaborative practice
  • mental health
  • migrant health
  • nursing
  • service delivery models
  • sustainable health
  • the health workforce
  • wellbeing and wellness.


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.

Contact details

School of Rural Health: telephone +61 3 9905 3091; fax +61 3 9905 8012; email or visit

Research Degrees Office, telephone +61 3 9905 4313; email or visit

Relevant courses

  • 2970 Master of Biomedical Science (Part 1)*
  • 2977 Master of Biomedical Science*
  • 3438 Master of Philosophy*
  • 3852 Doctor of Medicine (Supervised)*
  • 0047 Doctor of Philosophy*

* By research.