What is HMF701?

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Core unit: Agricultural Health & Medicine (Feb – May)

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-Scholarships for 2017 students are now closed-

Details

HMF701 Agricultural Heath and Medicine is a 5-day intensive study unit offered by the School of Medicine at Deakin University and the National Centre for Farmer Health.  It aims to develop the next generation of rural and agricultural health leaders to improve the health, safety and wellbeing of rural and remote Australians. HMF701 has been developed to appeal to a wide variety of graduate level students and professionals from nursing, medicine, health, agricultural science, agribusiness, social work, veterinary and environmental science backgrounds.

In 2017, HMF701 starts with a 5-day intensive, beginning 27th February 2017

Who will benefit from HMF701?

Rural professionals, health professionals, paramedics, health care administrators and policy makers would greatly enhance their knowledge of the physical and mental health issues facing today’s rural and remote communities by undertaking this unit. Upon successful completion of this unit, graduates with a relevant health degree will be eligible to become an AgriSafe provider.

Why study agricultural health and medicine?

  • Learn about  the poor health on the ‘other side of the fence’
  • Study the impact of workforce health and wellbeing on agribusiness, agricultural production and sustainability
  • Help to improve the health outcomes of farming men, women and children.
Gert

2016, Prof. Gert van der Laan, Chair International Commission on Occupational Health Scientific Committee Rural Health

“This is a well-organized multidisciplinary blended learning course in Agricultural Health and Medicine”  

A healthy workforce is essential for a productive agricultural industry

HMF701 Agricultural Health and Medicine will increase your understanding of clinical, physical and mental health factors that result in higher rates of injury, illness and death in rural and remote communities. This information will help professionals who want to improve:

  • Improve agricultural production and sustainability
  • Enhance understanding of health research, policy and literacy in rural and remote communities
  • Gain an understanding of what is required for effective health provision in Agricultural communities

1. Stand alone course

HMF701 can be completed as a stand alone course and has been accredited for continuing education and professional development points from the following organisations:

AgriSafe network             Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine                  AASW              Australia Veterinary Association

GP Registrars: new 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/entry-pathways/credit-for-prior-learning

2. Deakin University elective

HMF701 is also a Deakin University elective which provides credit towards a number of postgraduate qualifications  in:

  • Public Health
  • Health Promotion
  • Health and Human Services Management
  • Nursing
  • Graduate Certificate of Agricultural Health and Medicine

For more information on the course and topics covered view HMF701 unit details. HMF701 Ag Health and Medicine 2011 HMF701 Agricultural Health and Medicine Flyer-2017 [PDF 1mb]

Scholarships:

A limited number of scholarships opportunities are open to applicants who enrol in the Graduate Certificate of Agricultural Health and Medicine H522.

Click the button below to read more about the scholarships available for students studying HMF701 in 2017. Scholarships are now closed. 

2017 HMF701 Scholarships – closed

 

 

Further information

For more information on this unit, the topics covered or on the application process, please contact:

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

Lecturer
Jacquie Cotton
Email, Phone (03) 5551 8533