HMF701 Agricultural Health and Medicine
25th February – 1st March 2019
Scholarships are now OPEN
By studying Agricultural Health and Medicine (as a post graduate course or a single unit) you will become part of the next generation of agricultural and health leaders (nurses, doctors, veterinarians, farmers and agricultural professionals) who understand cross- sector collaboration and can make a difference in rural communities.
You will increase your understanding of the social, environmental, physical and mental health factors that result in higher rates of injury, illness and death in rural and remote communities. This information will be beneficial to professionals looking to improve agricultural production and sustainability or to improve health provision, research, policy and literacy in rural and remote communities.
In February 2019, the core unit of Agricultural Health and Medicine HMF701 starts with a five-day intensive session, in Hamilton, Victoria (February 25 – March 1). The unit is offered at a postgraduate level through Deakin University, School of Medicine, and provides continuing education points for nurses, doctors, vets and social workers. It can also be taken as a standalone subject. Assessment and tutoring will be completed off campus using Deakin Studies Online over the remainder of the trimester. HMF701 is also the prerequisite for eligible health professionals wishing to become AgriSafe™ clinicians.
To read more about the HMF701 ‘Agricultural Health and Medicine’ unit click here.
Scholarships On Offer
There are a number of scholarships on offer for students enrolled in HMF701 in 2018.
National Centre for Farmer Health – 8 x $1,650
National Centre for Farmer Health Scholarship
The National Centre for Farmer Health will provide a limited number of scholarships to financially assist students who would like to undertake further study in area of Agricultural Health and Medicine. Scholarships are open to applicants who enrol in HMF701 either as part of their Graduate Certificate in Agricultural Health and Medicine, or as an elective at Deakin University or other university post-graduate course.
There are three categories of scholarships, valued at $1,650, to be used by successful applicants to subsidise travel, accommodation and/or unit fees. Applications EXTENDED to 28th of October 2018.
1. Open Category
2. Veterinarians, Optometrists or Psychologists
3. Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander