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HMF701 - Agricultural Health and Medicine

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Credit point(s):1

Trimester 1

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Unit chair:

S Brumby (G)

Campus contact:

Susan Brumby, Director, National Centre for Farmer Health, Telephone: +61 3 5551 8460, email:

Contact hours:

Trimester 1: This unit will run in block mode from Monday 25 February to Friday 1 March 2013

*Location: The Auditorium, Western District Health Service, Foster Street, Hamilton, VIC, 3300
Will include trips to local agricultural workplaces during the week. 

There are air, rail and bus services to Hamilton, it is 3.5 hours drive from Melbourne, 2.5 hours from Geelong and 1 hour from Warrnambool.  

Accommodation can be organised by the NCFH staff.

Note: Scholarships are available for this unit, please refer to the Farmer Health website

Online teaching methods require internet access. Please refer to the most current computer specifications.


This unit addresses the health and safety concerns commonly encountered by the agricultural workforce in rural and remote Australia.  The poor physical and behavioural health of rural Australians is well established. This unit aims to improve understanding of the common causes of disease, mental illness and work related injury that adversely affect the health and well-being of the human resource in agricultural industries, including obesity and diabetes, cancers, zoonotic infections, physical trauma, behavioural health, addiction and agricultural safety. Increasing knowledge of these factors will improve the effectiveness of current strategies aimed at improving the health outcomes of farming communities and the agricultural workforce.


Two online multi-choice tests 50%, group development of materials 20%, written review exercise 30%

Unit Fee Information

Student Contribution Rate*Student Contribution Rate**Fee rate - Domestic Students Fee rate - International students

* Rate for all CSP students, except for those who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
** Rate for CSP students who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
Please note: Unit fees listed do not apply to Deakin Prime students.

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