Study health (postgraduate)

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Whether you’re looking to deepen your skillset or change career focus, we have a course to suit your needs and schedule.

We train excellent clinicians and produce high-impact research that makes a real difference to people’s lives.

A key part of how we do this is through our partners in the Melbourne Biomedical Precinct, which is one of the world’s leading biomedical precincts. The precinct is home to a network of skilled professionals, quality education providers and leading research institutes and hospitals. We share the Precinct’s commitment to pioneering the world’s best practices in patient treatment and care, for the benefit of not only Australians, but people everywhere.

Choose the category you’d like to pursue study in below.

Public health

Protect and improve the health of people and the community by preventing disease, prolonging life and promoting health through society. Study key areas such as healthy aging, sexual health, infectious diseases and immunology, among others.

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Mental health and psychology

For decades Australia has been facing a mental health crisis and the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic mean our response now is even more critical. Learn to manage crises and provide support.

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Social work and gender-based violence

Promote social change and development, social cohesion, and the empowerment and liberation of people. Engage people and structures to address life challenges and enhance wellbeing.

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Cancer sciences and treatment

Cancer is a major global challenge. Become part of the oncology workforce to help reduce premature deaths and learn the skills to find breakthrough treatment.

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Climate change and health

Learn to mitigate and measure the impact of climate change on health, as well as manage and recover from the effects of natural disasters and terror events that occur as a result.

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Research

Our focus is on achieving the best research possible to improve the health and wellbeing of our community and find solutions to the world’s great health challenges.

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Clinical and surgical education

Develop research and leadership skills applicable in all clinical settings, or gain specialist expertise within your clinical practice.

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Rehabilitation and physiotherapy

Help rehabilitate people recovering from injury and illness, or further specialise in treatment and increase quality of life.

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Critical and emergency care

Those working in critical and emergency care must have the skills to respond quickly and decisively to provide essential care to acutely and critically ill patients.

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Maternal and child health

Support the health and future challenges of this vulnerable population by providing quality prenatal, neonatal and paediatric care, enabling children to reach their full potential.

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Nursing

Play a critical role in delivering primary care - including promotion, prevention, treatment and rehabilitation, and often work on the front lines of disease prevention.

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Digital health and biostatistics

Technology is improving and disrupting healthcare. Move into decision-making roles and contribute to planning, implementation and evaluation to do with digital health and economic data analysis and infrastructure.

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Why study health?

  • 1 in Australia and #14 in the world for clinical, pre-clinical and health, (*Times Higher Education 2023 World University Rankings)
  • We’re located at the heart of the world-leading Melbourne Biomedical Precinct. You’ll benefit from our many long-standing relationships with industry partners, including research institutes and hospitals
  • Learn from leading academics and experts in the field at Australia’s top research university (Shanghai Jiao Tong Academic Ranking of World Universities). We have the largest aggregation of health and medical researchers in Australia to undertake research that makes a global impact.

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Find out more about our graduate degrees and get support with your application. Speak to our expert staff online, via phone or at an upcoming event. You can also register to learn more about your course options and opportunities via email.

Meet Chantelle, Oncology Paediatric Nurse

Oncology paediatric nurse Chantelle is inspired by the resilience of the children she works with in their battle with cancer. Also as nursing educator, she takes pride in guiding the next generation of nurses in her hospital to make a meaningful difference to peoples’ lives.