Monash University

Postgraduate - Area of study

Students who commenced study in 2015 should refer to this area of study entry for direction on the requirements; 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 Public Health and Preventive Medicine
Campus(es)City (Melbourne), Clayton
CoordinatorAssociate Professor Bebe Loff


  • Unit codes that are not linked to their entry in the Handbook are not available for study in the current year.
  • Offered by the School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine in conjunction with the Michael Kirby Centre for Public Health and Human Rights and the Centre for International Health, Burnet Institute.


International health considers health in the context of economic and social development, stressing cultural, political, gender and environmental influences, and the impact of armed conflict and population migration. During their studies students have the opportunity to learn about human rights, ethics, law and development. Course content is also informed by field experiences gained by Monash University and Burnet Institute staff in their wide range of health developement projects in more than 20 countries in Asia, the Pacific and Africa.

The design, implementation and evaluation of programs that address the major public health priorities of communities in developing countries are examined.


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

Postgraduate office: telephone +61 3 9903 0563; email or visit

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

Relevant courses

  • 1884 Graduate Diploma in International Health
  • 2970 Master of Biomedical Science (Part 1)*
  • 2977 Master of Biomedical Science*
  • 3874 Master of International Health
  • 3438 Master of Philosophy*
  • 0046 Master of Public Health
  • 3852 Doctor of Medicine (Supervised)*
  • 0047 Doctor of Philosophy*

* By research.