2013-09-06 Agricultural Health and Medicine 2014 ENROLMENTS NOW OPEN!

Agricultural Health and Medicine 2014


Scholarships available

Cross – Sector collaboration CAN make a difference to farming communities.

Farm men, women, agricultural workers and their families are slowly gaining an awareness of their health, wellbeing and safety risks.

Be a part of the change!

Enrolments open and scholarships are available

“I was very excited to find a course that could combine my knowledge and skills from nursing and my interests in the agricultural industry, and provide me with a solid post graduate qualification.” Mathew Pigram, 2013 scholarship recipient Clinical nurse specialist, Alice Springs

The Graduate Certificate in Agricultural Health and Medicine H522 and is delivered at a postgraduate level through Deakin University, School of Medicine and aims to address the drought of agricultural health knowledge and improve service delivery and professional understanding for farming communities – your communities.

The core unit of Agricultural Health and Medicine HMF701 will be offered as a five-day intensive in Hamilton, Victoria on February 24th – 28th 2014.

The five-day intensive curriculum will ensure students increase their knowledge about agricultural medicine and co-morbidities, including respiratory health, common cancers and traumatic injuries, issues associated with mental health such as suicide and addiction, as well as external health hazards typical to the industry, such as pesticide and veterinary chemical use. Importantly, students will gain a greater understanding about what is needed for effective health provision in Australia’s agricultural industries.

By studying Agricultural Health and Medicine HMF701 (as a post graduate course or a single unit) you will become part of the next generation of agricultural and health leaders (nurses, doctors, veterinarians, farmers and agricultural professionals) who understand the value of multidisciplinary collaboration and can make a difference in rural communities. HMF701 is also the prerequisite for eligible health professionals wishing to become AgriSafe™ clinicians.

Scholarships are now available for HMF701 and are aimed to financially assist people who do not have access to financial support from either their workplace or other funding agencies.  Applicants must be enrolled in the Graduate Certificate of Agricultural Health and Medicine H522 to be eligible for a scholarship. Scholarship applications close November 24th, 2013.

For further information on how to apply visit www.deakin.edu.au

For more information on Agricultural Health and Medicine and scholarships go to www.farmerhealth.org.au  or contact Unit Chair,
Clinical Associate Professor
Susan Brumby on 03 5551 8533