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HMF701 - Agricultural Health and Medicine

Unit details

Year2016 unit information
Enrolment modes:

Trimester 1: Residential

Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:

0.125

Unit chair:

Susan Brumby

Campus contact:

Susan Brumby, Director, National Centre for Farmer Health, Telephone: +61 3 5551 8460, email: susan.brumby@deakin.edu.au

Prerequisite:

Nil

Corequisite:

Nil

Incompatible with:

Nil

Contact hours:

This unit will run in residential mode from Monday 222 February to Friday 26 February 2016.

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

There are 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 with the National Centre for Farmer Health (NCFH) staff.

Note:

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

Content

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.

Assessment

Assessment task 1: Multiple-choice test 20%
Assessment task 2: Group development of materials and online participation 25%
Assessment task 3: Cloud (online) multiple-choice test 20%
Assessment task 4: Written review exercise 35%

Unit Fee Information

If you are:

Domestic

  • in a Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP) - refer to Unit based calculation below.
  • an undergraduate full fee paying student - refer to Unit based calculation below.
  • postgraduate full fee paying students commenced before 2016 - refer to Unit based calculation below.
  • postgraduate full fee paying students commencing in 2016 - refer to Course based calculation below.
  • a non-award student - refer to Unit based calculation below.

International

  • an undergraduate, postgraduate or Higher Degree by Research student commenced before 2016 - refer to Unit based calculation below.
  • an undergraduate, postgraduate or Higher Degree by Research student commencing in 2016 - refer to Course based calculation below.
  • a non-award student - refer to Unit based calculation below.

Course based calculation

Your unit tuition fees are based on the course you are enrolled in. Please refer to the current year's course entry to estimate the unit cost.


Unit based calculation

Your tuition fees are calculated on the units you enrol in. This means your fees are based on the units you choose to study and not a fixed course price. The tuition fees for this unit are displayed in the table below:


Student Contribution Rate*Student Contribution Rate**Fee rate - Domestic Students Fee rate - International students
$1114$1114$2717$3206

* 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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