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Students who commenced study in 2016 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.


Commencement year

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

Managing faculty

Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

Offered by

School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine

Contact details

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

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


Associate Professor Bebe Loff


Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences


City (Melbourne), Clayton

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.

Relevant courses

Successful completion of this specialisation can be counted towards meeting the requirements for the following course:

  • 1884 Graduate Diploma in International Health
  • 3874 Master of International Health

Students in other courses are not eligible to complete this specialisation.