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There is still time to enrol in the award winning Agricultural Health and Medicine course, HMF701. Offered through Deakin University’s School of Medicine and the National Centre for Farmer Health, HMF701 is the only course of its kind in Australia. 

Agriculture is widely acknowledged as being one of Australia’s most dangerous industries. This course will equip health providers, rural professionals and farming communities with the knowledge and skills they need to help reduce the industry’s high morbidity and mortality rates.

To date, over 150 professionals working in agriculture, medicine, allied health, and nursing from all over Australia have undertaken the program.

There are limited places available for the five-day program to be held from February 26th to March 2nd 2018 and will cover topics including mental illness and addiction through to emergency medicine, agrichemicals, zoonotic disease and agricultural trauma.

The HMF701 unit can be completed as a stand-alone unit, and has been accredited for professional development points in areas of medicine, veterinary science, social work, paramedics and nursing, with eligible health professionals able to become accredited AgriSafe™ providers.


Course details are available at http://www.deakin.edu.au
For more information on how to enrol 
Click here
The National Centre for Farmer Health is pleased the announce the 2018 field day schedule, for which we will be partnering with our friends at Rural Bank to provide our acclaimed Health and Lifestyle Assessments in the Rural Bank tent.
 
The list has grown to 8 events this year – so you will see us make a return to Wimmera, Farmworld, Agfest, Sheepvention, Henty and Elmore.  For the first time, we will be attending the Eyre Peninsula Field Days near Cleve in South Australia in August and the Newdegate Field Days in Western Australia in early September.
 
Visit our new Calendar to view dates
Learn more about Rural Bank Health and Lifestyle Assessments
The National Centre for Farmer Health has been busy with a number of research projects and wellbeing programs particularly focused on rural Australian women.
 
Women have played, and continue to play, a significant role in Australian agricultural businesses and communities. Engaging them in conversation about their experience on the land can inform initiatives that both support and promote rural Australian women and their families.
 
From Digital Storytelling Workshops on surviving tough times (this week and next!), to an ongoing study on 20 rural Victorian women leaders…from health and wellbeing sessions to supporting the Invisible Farmer Project – we are developing ways of giving voice to an often unheard group.

Each Wednesday we feature a Farmer Health fact sheet from www.farmerhealth.org.au on Facebook and Twitter. These fact sheets are a useful resource to keep you on top of your game! You asked for a quick recap so here it is!   
Interested? Read other fact sheets   health   safety
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