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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:


Unit chair:

Susan Brumby

Campus contact:

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





Incompatible with:


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.


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


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 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

All Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP), fee paying undergraduate and pre-2016 commencing students

Unit fee information available soon

2016 commencing International and full fee paying postgraduate domestic students

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

You can calculate the cost of each unit by using the following calculation:

Course fee x unit EFTSL value = unit price

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