Monash University Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

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The Monash University Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences is one of the largest providers of healthcare education in Australia. [1] It comprises of 10 schools, numerous teaching and clinical centres and research institutes. The Faculty offers undergraduate, postgraduate and professional education programs across medicine, nursing and allied health, and is a member of the M8 Alliance of Academic Health Centers, Universities and National Academies.[2]

The Faculty's current Dean is Professor Christina Mitchell.[3]

Campuses[edit]

Australia[edit]

The Faculty primarily operates from Monash University’s Clayton, Caulfield and Peninsula campuses, all based in metropolitan Melbourne. Monash Clayton is home to the majority of the Faculty’s schools, research centres and technology platforms.

The Peninsula campus is located closely to Frankston Hospital. Courses taught at this campus include nursing and midwifery, emergency health and paramedic practice, physiotherapy and occupational therapy. In 2016, the University committed $20 million to develop the campus to become “Australia’s leading centre for allied health and primary care education and research”. [4]

The graduate-entry Bachelor of Medical Science and Doctor of Medicine (MD) program is the only course still offered at Churchill, following the transfer of the Monash Gippsland campus to Federation University Australia in 2014.[5]

Researchers, clinicians and students are also based at off-campus locations such as The Alfred Hospital, Monash Medical Centre and Box Hill Hospital.

International[edit]

Monash Malaysia is home to the Jeffrey Cheah School of Medicine and Health Sciences, which offers undergraduate courses in medicine and psychology. The medical course is the only program outside of Australia to be accredited by the Australian Medical Council.[6] This campus is also home to the Brains Research Institute at Monash Sunway (BRIMS) and the South East Community Observatory (SEACO).

At Monash South Africa, the School of Health Sciences teaches undergraduate programs in public health and social science. It is one of the only institutions in Africa to offer a degree in public health.[7]

Schools[edit]

The Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences is made up of ten schools.[8]

Research[edit]

The Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences is Monash’s largest research faculty, with a research income of over $172 million in 2015. Research from the Faculty has been published in Nature Publishing Group, The Lancet and The New England Journal of Medicine.[9]

The Faculty's research is categorised into nine thematic areas:[10]

  • Cancer and blood diseases
  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Critical care, trauma and perioperative medicine
  • Development, stem cells and regenerative medicine
  • Infection, inflammation and immunity
  • Metabolism, obesity and men's health
  • Neurosciences and mental health
  • Public health and health systems improvement
  • Women's, children's and reproductive health

Research centres and institutes[edit]

The Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences incorporates three research institutes:[11]


Research centres within or jointly established by the Faculty include:


The Faculty also participates in the Monash Partners Academic Health Science Centre, 1 of 4 advanced health research and translation centres in Australia. [12] Monash Partners comprises of:

Translational research[edit]

Monash’s Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Science has demonstrated a commitment to translational research and offers a PhD and Graduate Certificate in Translational Research.

In 2016, Monash University partnered with the Hudson Institute of Medical Research and Monash Health to open a new translational research facility at the Monash Health Translation Precinct (MHTP), which co-locates scientists, researchers, clinicians and patients in a collaborative environment.[13]

Teaching and learning[edit]

The Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences is one of the largest providers of education for doctors, nurses and allied health professionals in Australia. [14] Courses are offered across all areas of health and most incorporate clinical placement.

Undergraduate[edit]

The Faculty offers bachelor-level degrees in:

  • Biomedical science
  • Health sciences (emergency health and paramedic practice, human services, public health and radiation sciences)
  • Medicine
  • Nursing
  • Nutrition science
  • Occupational therapy
  • Physiotherapy
  • Psychology
  • Radiography and medical imaging

The Faculty also offers a number of one year honours level research degrees.[15]

As of 2017 the Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (Honours) MBBS program has been replaced with a Bachelor of Medical Science and Doctor of Medicine (MD).[16]

Postgraduate[edit]

Graduate courses (by coursework and research) are available across areas including:

  • Addictive behaviours
  • Dietetics
  • Forensic medicine
  • Medical ultrasound
  • Public health
  • Reproductive Sciences
  • Social work

The Faculty also offers higher research degrees with research masters, doctoral courses (PhD) and professional doctorates. In 2017, over 1300 students are completing higher degrees by research within the Faculty.

Professional education[edit]

The Monash Institute for Health and Clinical Education launched in 2016 to offer short courses and workshops for healthcare professionals.[17]

Rankings[edit]

Student life[edit]

Clubs and societies[edit]

Monash University Medical Undergraduates’ Society (MUMUS) represents all medical students across the Monash Clayton and Churchill campuses.

Wildfire is the University’s rural and indigenous health club.

The Monash Medical Orchestra (MMO) is a musical ensemble of medical students and other students from the Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences, founded by MBBS student Tim Martin in 2011.[22]

Alumni[edit]

As of 2017, the Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences has an alumni network of over 41,000 alumni across 90 countries. Counting Rhodes and Fulbright scholars and Australian of the Year recipients among their graduates, notable Faculty alumni include:

References[edit]

  1. ^ "List of Australian Universities By Size". Australian Universities Guide. Australian Education Network. Retrieved 30 January 2017. 
  2. ^ "About the M8 Alliance". World Health Summit. World Health Summit. Retrieved 30 January 2017. 
  3. ^ "Faculty leadership and senior management". Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences. Monash University. 
  4. ^ "Monash announces five year strategy for Peninsula campus". Monash University. Monash University. Retrieved 30 January 2017. 
  5. ^ "Monash students at Gippsland campus". Monash University. Monash University. Retrieved 30 January 2017. 
  6. ^ "Medical school accreditation program and status report - Monash University". Australian Medical Council. Australian Medical Council. Retrieved 30 January 2017. 
  7. ^ "Message from the Acting Head of Health Sciences". Monash South Africa. Monash University. Retrieved 30 January 2017. 
  8. ^ "Schools and departments". Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences. Monash University. Retrieved 30 January 2017. 
  9. ^ "Capability Statement" (PDF). Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences. Monash University. 
  10. ^ "Research capabilities". Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences. Monash University. Retrieved 30 January 2017. 
  11. ^ "Centres and institutes". Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences. Monash University. Retrieved 30 January 2017. 
  12. ^ "Advanced Health Research and Translation Centres". National Health and Medical Research Council. Retrieved 30 January 2017. 
  13. ^ "New $84 million Translational Research Facility". Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences. Monash University. Retrieved 30 January 2017. 
  14. ^ "List of Australian Universities By Size". Australian Universities Guide. Australian Education Network. Retrieved 30 January 2017. 
  15. ^ "Courses by faculty: Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences". 2017 Handbook. Monash University. Retrieved 30 January 2017. 
  16. ^ "Monash School of Medicine". Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences. Monash University. Retrieved 30 January 2017. 
  17. ^ "Monash Institute for Health and Clinical Education officially launched". Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences. Monash University. Retrieved 30 January 2017. 
  18. ^ "ShanghaiRanking’s Academic Ranking of World Universities by Broad Subject Fields 2016 Press Release". Academic Ranking of World Universities. ShanghaiRanking Consultancy. 
  19. ^ "World University Rankings 2016-2017 by subject: clinical, pre-clinical and health". Times Higher Education. Times Higher Education. 
  20. ^ "QS World University Rankings by Subject 2016 - Nursing". Top Universities. Quacquarelli Symonds (QS). 
  21. ^ "QS World University Rankings by Subject 2016 - Medicine". Top Universities. Quacquarelli Symonds (QS). 
  22. ^ "The Monash Medical Orchestra". Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences. Monash University. Retrieved 30 January 2017. 
  23. ^ "The GP’s hero". Monash University. Monash University. 

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