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 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 in line with the current strategic research directions for the School of Rural Health, which are outlined below as the intersection between overarching rural health priorities and defining issues in rural health.

Overarching rural health priorities:

  • ageing well
  • chronic Illness
  • Indigenous Health
  • mental Health and wellbeing.

Defining issues in rural health:

  • access to rural primary health care
  • innovative rural medical and health education and training
  • quality rural health care services and health systems
  • sustainable rural health workforce and development

While the above research priorities are not meant to be prescriptive, it is expected that any new postgraduate program of research would be relevant to rural health and fit with the available research supervisionavailable research supervision ( expertise within the school.

Contact details

School of Rural Health: telephone +61 3 51281022; email: or visit

Relevant courses

  • M6001 Master of Advanced Health Care Practice
  • 2970 Master of Biomedical Science Preliminary*
  • 2977 Master of Biomedical Science*
  • 3438 Master of Philosophy*
  • 3852 Doctor of Medicine (Supervised)*
  • 0047 Doctor of Philosophy*

* By research.