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|Enrolment modes:||Trimester 2: Cloud (online)|
Susan Brumby, Director, National Centre for Farmer Health, Telephone: +61 3 5551 8460, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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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.
This unit addresses social, cultural and environmental factors that result in high rates of lifestyle disease, unsafe work practices and raised levels of mental illness amongst agricultural workers, their families and communities. This unit aims to improve the understanding of the diverse and intergenerational factors leading to this health imbalance by highlighting the key determinants of agricultural health and medicine both in Australia and internationally. Important agricultural topics covered in this unit include provision of safe work environment, access to health and education services, health literacy, social isolation, biosecurity, rural networks, the physical, mental and social impact of climate variability and agricultural lifestyle disease. A better knowledge of these factors will improve the effectiveness of current health, education and community interventions and promote health as a cornerstone to the sustainability and productivity of rural and remote communities.
Assessment task 1: Written assignment (2500 to 3000 words) 40%
Assessment task 2: Online test (45 minutes) 20%
Assessment task 3: Short answer assignment (1000 words) 20%
Assessment task 4: Online exercises 20% (comprising input to online discussions 10% and case studies 10%)
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