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Graduate Certificate in Agricultural Health and Medicine

Download H522 Graduate Certificate in Agricultural Health and Medicine unit details

The Graduate Certificate of Agricultural Health and Medicine (GCAHM) is an established 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.

The Graduate Certificate of Agricultural Health and Medicine focuses on improving health outcomes on the ‘other side of the fence’ and how poor health impacts agribusiness, agricultural production and sustainability.  You will learn about the interplay between diverse topics that span environmental, social, physical and mental health in addition to community stressors that impact on the wellbeing of rural and remote communities.  The interdisciplinary and hands-on nature of the GCAHM will highlight what is needed to improve the determinants of health in farming communities both in Australia and abroad.

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Unit outlines

HMF701 Agricultural Health and Medicine* 
GCAHM HMF701 students FIT testingHMF701 is Agricultural Health and Medicine is offered by Deakin’s School of Medicine and
the National Centre for Farmer Health in Trimester 1. HMF701 aims to develop the next generation of rural and agricultural health leaders to improve the health, wellbeing and safety and wellbeing of rural and remote Australians. It is well documented that agricultural workers, their families and communities face poorer health outcomes than their urban counterparts, experiencing higher incidences of injury, illness and work-related fatalities than most other industries.
The unit addresses the underlying causes of injury and illness in agriculture and highlights the importance of healthy farming families and communities for the productivity and sustainability of the industry. You will learn about the poor health in agricultural areas and its impact on agribusiness, agricultural production and sustainability, and help to improve the health outcomes of farming men, women and children. 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.

*This unit can be studied as a stand-alone single unit of study. It is only offered once per year in Trimester 1 as a five day intensive.

HMF701 Ag Health and Medicine 2011 HMF701 Agricultural Health and Medicine Flyer-2018

HMF701 Scholarships now OPEN

 

HMF702 Healthy and Sustainable Agricultural Communities

GCAHM Brianna Bensch photo compHMF702 Healthy and Sustainable Agricultural Communities is a twelve-week online unit offered by Deakin’s School of Medicine and the National Centre for Farmer Health in Trimester 2. HMF702 focuses on the environmental, social and community stressors that influence the wellbeing of today’s rural and remote communities. The unit will highlight the importance of improving the physical and mental health of rural and remote workforces to the productivity of primary industries and agribusiness. You will gain the skills and knowledge to positively influence the physical, mental and social health of high-risk rural populations.
Course fees
This course is offered on a full fee-paying basis only. Students may be eligible to apply for FEE-HELP. For more information on FEE-HELP visit http://studyassist.gov.au/sites/StudyAssist/
For more information on tuition fees, visit http://www.deakin.edu.au/study-at-deakin/fees.
Scholarships

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.

HMF702 Scholarships are now CLOSED
 

Enrol in GCAHM today!

To apply for postgraduate study you will need to submit an application online by following the link below. If you are not a current Deakin student you will need to Register first, or else you can use your login student details.

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For information about application closing dates and the application process, please visit http://www.deakin.edu.au/study-at-deakin 

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Unit Chair
Clinical Associate Professor Susan Brumby
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Phone (03) 5551 8533
PO Box 283
Hamilton, Victoria, 3300
Lecturer
Jacquie Cotton
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Phone (03) 5551 8533