Subject: Agricultural Medicine
Credit units: 3
College: Graduate and Postdoc Studies
Department: Medicine, Dept of


Provides the foundation knowledge for issues related to rural health, public health and agricultural rural ecosystems. This PHARE course provides an overview of the major health issues, general health, and health service delivery issues facing persons in rural and remote areas of Canada. It provides an overview of the environmental health challenges for rural and agricultural populations in the areas of risk management, injury control, workplace safety, food safety, and protection of the biosphere.

Note: AGMED 800 provides the foundation for the Public Health and Agricultural Rural Ecosystem Training Program (PHARE), a graduate training program funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR). As well, AGMD 800 is beneficial as an elective to students enrolled in such disciplines as Veterinary Medicine, Agriculture, Nursing, Medicine, Dentistry, Economics, Community Health and Epidemiology, Engineering and Health Policy.

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