STUDENTS from Deakin University are in Hamilton for five days as part of an Agricultural Health and Medicine unit through the National Centre for Farmer Health (NCFH).
Like many programs which have emerged from the NCFH, this unit is unique and crosses boundaries.
It has been designed to improve the health of farming families and their communities at its core and attracts professionals who work closely with those working in agriculture, not just people from health professions.
Deakin University professor, Alex Gentle said he was pleased to see such diversity in the backgrounds of many of the students participating in the course in Hamilton.
“We want to develop lasting and mutually beneficial relationships within rural and regional communities, particularly in Geelong and western Victoria,” he said.
Western District Health Service chief executive, Jim Fletcher said he spoke to the students on Monday, February 24, the first day of the course about the importance of the NCFH.
Full story in the Spectator on Thursday, February 27, 2014