- 2017


Postgraduate research area

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


Dr Rory Wolfe (Clayton)

Professor Pascale Allotey (Malaysia)


Clayton Malaysia

This program provides doctoral (PhD) students with the opportunity to focus on developing knowledge and expertise in their chosen discipline, as well as developing professional skills that will support their career ambitions.

Each student's research will be supported by the development of a range of skills that will help them to become more efficient researchers, ultimately improving the quality of the research and developing generic/transferable skills of value to prospective employers.

This program is offered off-campus with on-campus components at the Alfred Hospital, and at Monash University Malaysia, and is also applicable to students studying externally.

Program requirements

All research students will be required to undertake compulsory training in the following areas:

  • Monash Graduate Research Induction (online)
  • Research Integrity (online)
  • faculty induction, including occupational health and safety (where required).

    Coursework component

All PhD students must complete the following two 0-credit-point coursework units, normally prior to confirmation of their enrolment:

  • MPH6040 Introductory epidemiology
  • MPH6041 Introductory biostatistics

Students are also required to complete the 'Good research practice' short course delivered by the Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine within their first year of enrolment.


With the agreement of the school's PhD program coordinator and the student's main supervisor, a student may:

  • in exceptional circumstances complete an elective unit in place of one of the required coursework units
  • additionally complete up to two elective units - while this is not mandatory, it is strongly encouraged in order to add breadth to the student's training.

Students may also be directed or encouraged to attend and make presentations at various forums throughout their enrolment.

Relevant courses

0047 Doctor of Philosophy