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HMF701 - Agricultural Health and Medicine

Enrolment modes:

Trimester 1: Residential

Credit point(s):1
Offerings:

Trimester 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

Contact hours:

Trimester 1: This unit will run in residential mode from Monday 23 February to Friday 27 February 2015

*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 National Centre for Farmer Health (NCFH) staff.

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

You will need to access substantial learning resources and experiences in CloudDeakin (Deakin’s online learning environment). Compliance with the Standards in computing, connectivity and student capability are a condition on your enrolment.

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: Online multiple-choice test 20%

Assessment task 3: Group development of materials and online participation 25%

Assessment task 4: Written review exercise 35%

Unit Fee Information

Student Contribution Rate*Student Contribution Rate**Fee rate - Domestic Students Fee rate - International students
$1096$1096$2637$3112

* 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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