Medicine nursing and health sciences

Medicine nursing and health sciences

At Monash, you’ll combine your knowledge in medicine with a desire to make a real difference in communities.

Start at Monash College and get guaranteed entry into a world top 50 university for clinical, pre-clinical or health education. Our graduates have successful careers in medicine, nursing, emergency health, occupational therapy and nutrition.

Your pathway to Monash

Infographic: Monash College study pathways to Monash University

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Your pathway

  Foundation year
Destination 1st year medicine, nursing and health sciences at Monash University
Campus City
How long? Standard: 12 months
Intensive: 9 months
Extended: 18 months
Intakes January, March, July, August
What you will study Choose from 12 subjects
Prerequisites: see destination degree for specific requirements
Hours 5 hours per unit, per week
Prerequisites None
Cost Standard/Intensive: $25,590
Extended: $37,260

Meet Jerome (South Korea)

nakjun-sung

MONASH UNIVERSITY FOUNDATION YEAR
BACHELOR OF BIOMEDICAL SCIENCE

"I've always wanted to be a doctor. I wasn't able to enter medicine directly, so foundation year provided me with a pathway. Monash College was a different study environment to what I was used to. I learnt that having knowledge, and understanding what it means, are two different things! I had more time to study and actually understand concepts."


Rankings

34th

In the world for Clinical Medicine and Pharmacy
(Academic Ranking of World Universities by Field 2016)

41st

In the world for Clinical Pre-Clinical, and Health
(Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2017)

QS World University Rankings by Subject 2016

Medicine: 39
Nursing: 16

Specialisations

  • Biomedical science
  • Emergency health
  • Health sciences
  • Medical science
  • Nursing
  • Nursing and midwifery
  • Nutrition
  • Nutrition and dietetics
  • Nutritional Science
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physiotherapy
  • Psychology

How we teach

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SIVAN BURTON
MONASH UNIVERSITY FOUNDATION YEAR TEACHER

"Biology is an amazing introduction into how the human body functions. The content introduces you to the scientific language you'll need in your degree. Foundation year gives you the opportunity to complete experiments and group work. You'll build your communication skills, which will help you effectively explain information to your patients and colleagues."

Our graduates

Foundation Year graduate and Monash medical student Serena

SERENA MENEZES, CHINA AND INDIA
MONASH UNIVERSITY FOUNDATION YEAR
BACHELOR OF MEDICINE/BACHELOR OF SURGERY

"Studying foundation year offered the perfect pathway for me to enter medicine at Monash. The teachers provided me with support through subject counselling, interview training and arranging meetings with faculty representatives. Their guidance and feedback made me very well prepared and equipped with outstanding academic skills that I needed to complete my university assessments."