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|Award granted||Graduate Certificate of Agricultural Health and Medicine|
Students are likely to undertake the GCAHM on a part-time basis over Trimesters 1 and 2 with the option of concluding the research project in Trimester 3. One core unit will run in block mode – please refer to individual unit handbook entries for further details.
|Deakin course code||H522|
The Graduate Certificate of Agricultural Health and Medicine aims to provide specialist knowledge and skills for those wishing to improve the social, physical and mental health of agricultural communities across Australia. The course aims to enable students to:
The course is recognised by AgriSafe Australia and enables clinically trained graduates to become an AgriSafe practitioner. The course is accredited to offer continuing education and professional development points through a number of professional colleges and associations, including the Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine, the Royal College of Nursing Australia, the Australian Association of Social Workers, the Australian Veterinary Association, and the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners.
The Graduate Certificate of Agricultural Health and Medicine (GCAHM) opens a variety of exciting career paths by providing students with a strong foundation in agricultural health, safety, wellbeing and sustainability. After successful completion of this course you will have the academic, practical and research skills to work in a range of career paths spanning health service provision, rural research, health management, health promotion, agricultural productivity, sustainability and rural policy. The GCAHM provides an important opportunity to those who are currently, or plan to be, rural and remote professionals in the fields of medicine, nursing, health, health management, rural policy, OH&S and agriculture.
Credit for prior learning may be granted for up to two credit points. Students must submit a completed Credit for Prior Learning application form and contact the course director.
Unit fees can be viewed within individual unit descriptions. You can search for a unit using the Unit Search.
Please be aware:
The Graduate Certificate of Agricultural Health and Medicine consists of 4 credit points, of which 2 credit points must be the core units HMF701 Agricultural Health and Medicine and HMF702 Healthy and Sustainable Agricultural Communities. The course structure is highly flexible and permits students to commence their studies with either HMF701 in T1 or HMF702 in T2 and then to complete either a 2 credit point minor research project or alternatively undertake 2 credit points from the course-grouped electives in the coursework stream.
Students undertaking the coursework stream will have the flexibility to choose any combination of the 6 listed elective units or alternatively may choose unlisted 700-level units provided they are relevant to the field of Agricultural Health and Medicine and they have the written approval from the course director.
|HMF701||Agricultural Health and Medicine|
|HMF702||Healthy and Sustainable Agricultural Communities (X)|
2 credit points from:
Public Health electives
|HSH701||Principles and Practice of Public Health (B, X)|
|HSH702||Contemporary Health Issues and Policies (B, X)|
Health Promotion electives
|HSH703||Health Promotion (B, X)|
|HSH704||Health Communication (B, X)|
|HNN715||Leadership and Management in Nursing (X)|
|HNN746||Nursing, Cultural Diversity and Politics of Health Care (X)|
|HSH731||Minor Project A and B (B, X)|
|HSH732||Minor Project B (B, X)|