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The Cardiovascular disease program at Monash University comprises 9 group leaders and their research teams, as well as 15 group leaders from other BDI programs such as such as Metabolism, Diabetes and Obesity. 

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The Cardiovascular disease program is offered by Monash University .

The collective expertise traverses several domains of CVD research, bringing critical mass to the areas of stroke and hypertension, atherosclerosis, fibrosis and kidney disease. 

Interactions across programs lend a cross-disciplinary approach in alignment with overlap in disease areas.

The research will inform on the basic principles of the cardiovascular system from cell biology through to organ systems such as the role of brain, heart, kidney, lung and vasculature in health and disease. 

Ultimately, we seek to improve the health of our ageing population by reducing the burden of chronic cardiovascular diseases (hypertension, atherosclerosis) and the resulting major cardiovascular events (myocardial infarction, stroke).

The researchers are working to further our understanding of the cardiovascular system in health and disease with the aim to identify novel therapeutic targets to treat a range of CVDs. Some important questions we seek answers to include:

  • Can we identify therapies that treat the causes and not just the symptoms of CVD?
  • How does the immune system contribute to chronic CVD?
  • How do different organs interact in the progression of CVD?
  • Can we refine risk factor assessment to better identify patients at risk of a cardiovascular event?
  • What experimental CVD models are needed to support translation?
  • How do the risk factors for chronic CVD in the rural poor in low-to-middle income countries differ from those in developed nations?

Programme Structure

Research themes
  • Essential hypertension
  • Stroke
  • Fibrosis and atherosclerosis
  • Kidney diseases

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

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International students can apply for a place anytime throughout the year.


96 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

Monash University CRICOS: 00008C

  • Prior completion of a research degree. For Australian/New Zealand applicants, this is usually an Honours degree (first class or 2A) in a relevant field. For other international applicants, this is usually a Masters degree with at least 25% of one full time equivalent year of research, including a thesis (with a grade corresponding to Honours 2A or higher (>70%) at a top Australian university). In exceptional cases, other research experience can also be considered.

Living costs for Melbourne

1501 - 2659 AUD /month
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The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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