The Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences is a diverse and complex research and teaching organisation operating at campuses in Australia, Malaysia and South Africa and in collaboration with other partners around the world. With a prominent profile in the top tier of universities for excellence in the life sciences, Monash is also the only Australian member of the prestigious M8 Alliance of academic health centres and medical universities. The reputation of the faculty is reflected through being honoured with the 2011 Co-Presidency for the World Health Summit, the eminent global gathering for health care held annually in Berlin. In terms of global rankings, both the Times Higher Education and QS tables place Monash in the top 50 universities worldwide for health care
With more than 9,500 students and staff, including 3,500 adjunct appointments, the faculty is the largest of its kind in Australia. This is without detriment to academic performance, as Monash is consistently ranked in the highest echelon for teaching and learning quality across life science disciplines.
The faculty comprises eleven teaching and clinical schools, including Australia’s only school dedicated to indigenous health. The Monash Institute of Medical Research (MIMR), Australian Regenerative Medicine Institute (ARMI) and the Monash Obesity and Diabetes Institute (MODI) are integral parts of the faculty’s significant research commitment. The faculty is also integrated with research institutes, including the Baker IDI Medical Research Institute (located at The Alfred Hospital), the Prince Henry's Institute for Medical Research (within the Monash Health Research Precinct), the Mental Health Research Institute, and the Macfarlane Burnet Institute for Medical Research and Public Health.
Clinical excellence and translation research are fundamental to how the faculty operates. Our major teaching hospitals include Monash Medical Centre (part of Australia's largest healthcare provider network), The Alfred (Melbourne's major casualty hospital) and Box Hill Hospitals. In total, the faculty operates in 125 practices and 68 hospitals.
Health care in rural and regional areas is a key area of focus for the Faculty with a rural teaching campus at Churchill in Gippsland and regional clinical centres centred upon Bendigo and the greater Gippsland region.