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 byAlfred Hospital
Campus(es)City (Melbourne)


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


Medicine is the study of the clinical presentation and treatment of diseases including clinical diagnosis and diseases affecting humans. Surgery is the study of the medical specialisation concerned with principles and practices for treating diseases, injuries, defects and deformities by manual operation and manipulation, and by using instruments and appliances. Examples include post-operative patient progress monitoring, surgical diagnosis, and surgical procedures and techniques.

Students in postgraduate research courses in medicine and surgery are prepared to become independent investigators and pursue medical research.


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

For contact information:

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*
  • 0100 Master of Reproductive Science*
  • 3443 Master of Surgery*
  • 3852 Doctor of Medicine (Supervised)*
  • 0047 Doctor of Philosophy*
  • 3896 Master of Medicine (Perioperative Medicine)

* By research.