Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

Monash Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences is a leading provider of education for doctors, nurses and allied health professionals in Australia.

All our courses are specialist degrees, so you’ll get to focus on your chosen area of study from day one.

You’ll study alongside students from more than 90 countries and across all areas of health. Whichever course you choose, you’ll have the satisfaction of helping build a healthier world.

Your Monash College pathway

Our Foundation Year is the only guaranteed pathway into Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences degrees at Monash University. All you need to do is satisfy the entry requirements and prerequisites. For courses that only offer a limited number of places, the entry score listed is only indicative.

Pathway diagram Foundation Year


Your pathway

  Foundation year
Destination 1st year medicine, nursing and health sciences at Monash University


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
2022 Fees Standard/Intensive: $30,450
Extended: $43,575

Hear from a Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences Alumni

Daniel Ong, Malaysia
Foundation Year
Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (Honours)
Surgical Resident Medical Officer at Alfred Health

"Monash College and Monash University have changed my life tremendously. They have made me the person I am today, they’ve taught me valuable life lessons, and life skills such as time management, independence and communicating with different cultures. I don’t think I would do it any differently other than to do it with Monash.”



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


In the world for Clinical Pre-Clinical, and Health
(Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2018)

QS World University Rankings by Subject 2018

Pharmacy: 2
Life Sciences and Medicine: 28
Medicine: 29
Nursing: 18
Psychology: 38


  • 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



"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."

Your career options

Attaining a Monash University degree in Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences can lead you to a career in:

  • Allied health professions –
    dietetics, occupational therapy,
    paramedicine, physiotherapy,
    psychology, radiography and
    social work
  • Biomedical research
  • Government and non-government
  • Health and community services
  • Health promotion and policy
  • Medicine
  • Midwifery
  • Nursing
  • Pharmaceuticals and