Monash University

Undergraduate - 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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This area of study entry applies to students commencing this course in 2015 and should be read in conjunction with the relevant course entry in the Handbook. Any 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
Offered byCentral Clinical School
Campus(es)Clayton, Gippsland, Malaysia


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


Undergraduate medicine at Monash examines the individual, population and societal aspects of health and illness, and explores the history and philosophy of the scientific approach to medicine, and the knowledge and concepts that underpin medical and clinical science.

In preparing students to become medical practitioners, studies in this discipline also concentrate on the personal attributes and qualities needed to work as a doctor. Students develop clinical sckills by interacting with a range of healthcare professionals through general practice and rural visits, and gain experience in a wide range of medical work places including accident and emergency, anaesthesia, palliative care, infectious diseases and more.


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

Medicine courses

Monash University offers the Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) to school leavers via a five-year program of studies at its Clayton and Malaysia campuses, and also offers a four-year graduate entry MBBS at Gippsland.

Graduate entry program students will need to have completed (or be in the process of completing) a three-year degree (or equivalent qualification) obtained from an Australian university or a recognised (as determined by Monash University) international higher education institution.

Contact details

Telephone +61 3 9905 2048; fax +61 3 9905 9327; email

Relevant courses

  • 3856 Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery*
  • 4531 Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (Honours)**
  • 4532 Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (Honours)***
  • 0041 Honours degree of Bachelor of Medical Science

* Malaysia

** Bendigo, Clayton

*** Gippsland (graduate-entry)