School of Health Sciences

Why study health sciences with us?

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We work in close collaboration with the School of Public Health and Preventative Medicine within the Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences at Monash Australia, and the School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Monash University Malaysia in Kuala Lumpur. We take advantage of local opportunities for collaboration between Monash and partners within the community therefore, our programs managed by highly qualified academics produce graduates with relevant and economically viable skills.

Academic accreditation

The degrees we offer are relevant to the changing needs of the population in Africa and the world. The Bachelor of Public Health, the Bachelor of Social Sciences (with a major in psychology) and the Honours degree of Bachelor of Social Science (area of study: psychology) are accredited by the Higher Education Quality Committee (HEQC) of the Council on Higher Education (CHE). Graduates of the Bachelor of Public Health are eligible to join the Public Health Association of South Africa (PHASA).

Community commitment

The courses are structured in such a way that our graduates leave the institution having acquired relevant skills that will positively impact on health and the livelihood of our local community. We work closely with provincial leaders and the South African government around bringing solutions to health and social issues that affect our population. We actively engage our students so that they become change agents of health and psychosocial challenges in our various communities.

Success stories

Ms Natasha Khamisa began her academic journey at Monash South Africa in 2005. She completed her undergraduate degree in Psychology in 2008 and graduated with an Honours degree in 2009. Natasha went on to pursue her Masters in 2010 from Monash University in Australia and soon upgraded to a PhD in 2012. As an external PhD candidate Natasha often visits Monash University in Australia to attend workshops and seminars as well as deliver presentations within her area of study. During her undergraduate studies, she worked as an administrative assistant in the office of the Pro-Vice Chancellor for 2 years where she gained valuable work experience. Natasha became a Psychology tutor in her third year of studies and continued her role as tutor until she began her PhD during which time was offered the position of Associate Lecturer. She is now a full time Lecturer in the Department of Public Health and will be completing her PhD this year specializing in Occupational Health.

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Bachelor of Public Health

Bachelor of Public Health

Honours in Bachelor of Public Health

Honours in Bachelor of Public Health

Don't meet the prerequisites?

See our Foundation Programme in Health Sciences