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2013-06-14 Make a difference to the health of your farming community today!

APPLY NOW! MID-YEAR Enrolments close 7th July 2013

Health, safety and wellbeing are essential for productivity in primary industries and agribusiness.

HMF702 Healthy and Sustainable Agricultural Communities is the second core unit to be offered by the partnership between the School of Medicine at Deakin University and the National Centre for Farmer Health.  This 12 week unit looks closely at how living in a rural and remote community impacts on the determinants of health.  HMF702 aims to provide each student with the knowledge and skills to positively influence sustainability, the high rates of illness, injury and poor health in their agricultural community.

HMF702 is a core unit in the Graduate Certificate of Agricultural Health and Medicine and commences July 15th and runs through to October 11th, 2013 with online lectures and activities taking 3-4 hours per week to complete.  The best news is that it’s all online!

If you work (or have aspirations to work) in agriculture, public health, health promotion, social work, veterinary, nursing and/or medicine in rural and remote areas then this unit will appeal to you.

Click here to begin your journey to improve health and sustainability in your farming community.

For further information on HMF702 please contact the National Centre for Farmer Health website at www.farmerhealth.org.au or call us on (03) 5551 8533.

Dr Jacqueline Cotton
Rural Health Lecturer
j.cotton@deakin.edu.au