Health Sciences - M2002
Are you passionate about health and keen to contribute to addressing real health challenges whether they confront individuals or communities? If so, Health Science at Monash is for you.
The course will provide you with a sound foundation in health science, and a broad overview of health care, and skills in identifying, investigating, analysing and assessing health issues. This foundation builds to four specialisations, enabling you to pursue a variety of allied and public health career paths:
- Emergency Health and Paramedic Practice
- Human Services
- Public Health Science
- Radiation Sciences
Whichever path you choose, you'll emerge with a highly respected qualification, a valuable set of skills and knowledge, and excellent employment prospects in clinical health provision, and non-clinical fields such as epidemiology, health promotion or health policy or human and community services.
The first half of your degree will focus on building a core foundation in human disease and healthcare. You will be exposed to the influence of biological, behavioural, developmental, social and environmental determinants of health.
Having acquired the basic scientific, anatomical and epidemiological knowledge that you'll utilise throughout your career, you'll begin your specialist studies in the second half of your second year. Depending on your choice, this may mean broadening your engagement from the Caulfield campus (where the common units are taught) to the Clayton and Peninsula campuses.
You will learn from passionate teachers, who are experts both in clinical practice and research, and also in real-world public health challenges such as accident recovery, disease prevention, obesity, and problem gambling. Our extensive global network of researchers, health professionals, and clinical partners ensure that the scope of your studies are expansive and relevant.
You'll emerge with a robust combination of general scientific knowledge, and highly developed expertise in one of the four specialisations, each of which have been created with high prospects for employment in mind. These attributes, together with a degree from one of Australia's best medical schools, will carry you throughout your career as a health service professional.
At a glance
Estimated 80+ (Radiation Sciences only)
Please note: Refer to the specialisations below for the applicable Monash Guarantee score.
|English||Maths||Sciences / Other|
|Duration:||3 years (full time) , 6 years (part time)|
|Start date:||Semester 1 (February)|