What is GCAHM?
The Graduate Certificate of Agricultural Health and Medicine (GCAHM) is a new course at Deakin that delivers specialist knowledge and skills to students currently employed, or wishing to gain employment, in rural and remote health-related professions. This course aims to provide you with the necessary tools and knowledge to improve the social, physical and mental health of agricultural workforces across Australia.
Who can study this course?
Why study this course?
What will you get out of it?
- developed the knowledge and skills required to recognise risks and improve the health, safety and wellbeing of rural and remote Australians.
- an improved understanding of the physical and mental health issues encountered by agricultural men, women and children.
- raised your awareness of the environmental, climatic, economic and social influences that result in higher rates of morbidity and mortality in rural and remote Australia.
- the ability to use online communication technologies to investigate and address agricultural and rural health problems.
- the ability to discuss climate change and how it impacts both health and productivity.
- an understanding of the requirements for successful health policies to improve services and safety interventions in rural communities.
Career opportunities and professional accreditation
Course duration and location
- HMF701 Agricultural Health and Medicine: delivered as a five day intensive in Hamilton during Trimester 1
- HMF702 Healthy and Sustainable Agricultural Communities: a wholly online unit delivered in Trimester 2.
Coursework stream: two single credit point elective units from the following list:
- HSH701 Principles and Practice of Public Health
- HSH702 Contemporary Health Issues and Policies
- HSH703 Health Promotion
- HSH704 Health Education and Communication Strategies
- HNN746 Nursing, Cultural Diversity and Politics of Health Care
- HNN715 Leadership and Management in Nursing
Credit for Prior Learning
Deakin University formally recognises the Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine (ACRRM) and Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) fellowships as credit for prior learning for GP registrars enrolled in the Graduate Certificate of Agricultural Health and Medicine (GCAHM). Students will be granted two credit points of Credit for Prior Learning into GCAHM on completion of the Australian General Practice Training program.
Registrars that complete HMF701 and HMF702 will be able to be awarded the GCAHM on award of a fellowship.
Further information is now available on the University’s Credit for Prior Learning database and can be accessed from website: http://www.deakin.edu.au/courses/credit/course.php?preview_ind=N
HMF701 Agricultural Health and Medicine 2014 [PDF 687kb]
HMF702 Healthy and Sustainable Agricultural Communities*
The National Centre for Farmer Health provide a limited number of scholarships opportunities. Scholarships will be open to applicants who enrol in the Graduate Certificate of Agricultural Health and Medicine H522.
Phone (03) 5551 8533
PO Box 283
Hamilton, Victoria, 3300
Dr Jacquie Cotton
Phone (03) 5551 8585