HMF701 - Agricultural Health and Medicine

Year: 2020 unit information
Enrolment modes:

Trimester 1: Residential

Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value:


Campus contact:

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





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Study commitment

Students will on average spend 150 hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

Scheduled learning activities - campus

This unit will run in residential mode from Monday 26 February to Friday 2 March 2018.

*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


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.

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