What is HMF701?
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 well-being 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.
Who will benefit from HMF701?
Rural professionals, health professionals, 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 well-being on agribusiness, agricultural production and sustainability
- Help to improve the health outcomes of farming men, women and children.
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 organizations:
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/credit/course.php?preview_ind=N
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
- Graduate Certificate of Agricultural Health and Medicine
For more information on the course and topics covered view HMF701 unit details.
HMF701 Agricultural Health and Medicine 2014 [PDF 687kb]
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.
Round 2 scholarships are now closed.
For more information on this unit, the topics covered or on the application process, please contact:
Clinical Associate Professor Susan Brumby
Phone (03) 5551 8533
PO Box 283
Hamilton, Victoria, 3300
Dr Jacquie Cotton
Phone (03) 5551 8585