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close this bookGuide to Health and Hygiene in Agricultural Work (ILO, 1979, 328 p.)
close this folder6. Organisation of occupational health services and medical inspection of labour in agriculture
close this folder6.4. Problems of education and training in occupational health and hygiene in agriculture
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View the document6.4.1. Education
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6.4.4. Where to train

Courses in agricultural medicine, both for health officials and for agricultural officials, should feature in the curricula of educational establishments. However, because of the almost complete lack of such courses in these establishments at present, some post-university or recurrent education or training should be provided.

Education is apt to become sterile if it is not activated with the catalyst of practical experience. Congresses are a valuable means of educational regeneration. They should be organised at the regional, national and international levels. They may be confined to a single subject or cover a number of subjects. Everyone who might be interested (and not merely doctors) should participate. The expression of opposing points of view often leads to fruitful exchanges of information and the clarification of obscure ideas, or to the initiation of research and investigation into hitherto unexplored areas. Comparisons between regional and national experience are equally beneficial.