Health Sciences - M2002

Health Sciences

Bachelor degree

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.

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At a glance


75 Estimated Clearly-in^
64.2 Note2016 lowest ATAR offer

^All domestic applicants with a score above the Clearly-in ATAR who meet the course prerequisites are offered a place. This is an estimate of what the the Clearly-in ATAR will be in 2017. The Estimated Clearly-in ATAR for the Radiation Sciences specialisation is 80

*The Monash Guarantee score for the Radiation Sciences specialisation is 75.

Subject prerequisites

English Maths Sciences / Other
Tick Tick N/A

Course Details

  • 3 years (full time)
  • 6 years (part time)
Start date Semester 1 (February)
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Nirmala's story

"Public Health was never my first choice of study during high school. However, once I graduated I realised I wanted to work in an industry where I could have a positive impact on people at an individual or community level. This course is great for individuals looking to help the wider population with their health issues." - Nirmala

Study with us

The Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences at Monash is one of the largest schools for the education of doctors, nurses and midwives in Australia. Find out why our students chose to study with us.

Entry Requirements

You need to satisfy the following entrance requirements to be considered for entry to this course.

Alternative entry pathways

Multiple pathways to this course

There are many ways to gain entry to a course at Monash. If you don't meet our entry requirements, there are pathways to help. More about alternative pathways...

Additionally, we recognise that some applicants may have experienced difficulties that have disadvantaged them when applying for university. We offer a range of special admissions schemes that may help you gain entry to your chosen course, including pathways for Australian Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander students. .More about special admissions schemes...

Making the application


Fees are subject to change annually.

Commonwealth supported place (CSP)

The average annual student contribution amount is:


Note: see information on how average fee is calculated.

Fee assistance

As a Commonwealth supported student, you may be able to either:

  • pay all of your student contribution up front and receive a 10% discount, or
  • defer payment through the HECS HELP loan scheme.


We offer over 200 types of scholarships, valued at up to $70,000. Some scholarships offer one-off payments while others continue for the length of your course. Learn more about Monash Scholarships.

Other fees

The Student Services and Amenities Fee applies to some students each calendar year.

The course develops through four themes of personal and professional development; population, communities, health and illness; the scientific basis of health care and applied practice.

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