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2012-05-14 Scholarships now available! Healthy and Sustainable Agricultural Communities

The National Centre for Farmer Health will provide a number of scholarships to financially assist students who would like to undertake further study in the area of Agricultural Health and Medicine.
Healthy and Sustainable Agricultural Communities is a postgraduate unit offered through Deakin University, School of Medicine.  It will run from 9th July – 19th October, 2012 and is completed entirely online and can be undertaken as either a single professional development unit or as an elective toward a postgraduate qualification.
The curriculum has been developed to be relevant to nurses, general practitioners, veterinarians, health specialists, policy makers, allied health, rural and agricultural professionals.  This unit will detail the health, wellbeing and safety issues experienced by agricultural populations and develop the next generation of rural and agricultural health leaders.
The scholarships are valued at $750 can be used by successful applicants to subsidise unit fees.
Selection criteria
Preference will be given to applicants who do not have access to financial support from either their workplace or other funding agencies.  Individuals living or working in rural and remote areas, postgraduate students and non-government employees are encouraged to apply.  Professionals with a track record of commitment to rural health are also eligible for funding.
How to apply
Please complete the online – View Scholarship application form. Applications now closed.
Further information
If you would like more information about the Healthy and Sustainable Agricultural Communities course HMF702, The Graduate Certificate of Agricultural Medicine or the scholarship application please visit our website at www.farmerhealth.org.au or contact us at the National Centre for Farmer Health.
We look forward to hearing from you!
Phone (03) 5551 8533
Email tanya.nagorcka@wdhs.net
PO Box 283
Hamilton, Victoria, 3300