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HealthFusion Team Challenge

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Keynote Session –
IAHA Student HealthFusion Team Challenge Final Showdown

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health students from all over Australia and a diverse range of disciplines have come together this week to compete in the 2017 IAHA HealthFusion Team Challenge. With the help of mentors, each interdisciplinary team has worked together to develop and creatively present a plan of care in response to a complex case study.

Watch the two top teams from the heats go on to battle it out in the Final Showdown at 8.30am on Wednesday 29 November 2017 in a plenary session. The team that demonstrates a mastery of teamwork and communication throughout the course of the HealthFusion Team Challenge will be declared the winner and 2017 IAHA HealthFusion Team Challenge Champion.


Frequently Asked Questions

Who can participate?

IAHA strongly encourages students in allied health disciplines to attend, however all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander tertiary health students are eligible to participate. All participants must be (or become) a full or associate member of IAHA (membership is free – click here to join). Preference will be given to 2nd, 3rd & 4th or final year students. Should we be overwhelmed with applications from any particular discipline we may need to cap numbers to ensure diversity within the interdisciplinary teams.

Are there costs involved?

Participation in the HFTC is free, however there may be costs associated for flights, accommodation and 2017 IAHA National Conference registration. IAHA scholarships will open 1 July 2017 however we also encourage you to seek support from your University to attend. We can assist you with this at your request.

What’s it all about?

The HFTC is a fun and interactive learning experience for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health students designed to educate the nation’s next generation of health care professionals in collaborative client care.

How does the HFTC work?
  • Register for the HFTC and you will be randomly placed in a team of 4-6 students from a wide range of different health professions.
  • Each team is given the same complex case study and must work together over two days to problem solve and prepare a management plan to get your patient back on track.
  • Teams then present their plan to panel of expert judges and a live audience before responding to a range of interesting and challenging extension activities.
  • The two teams that demonstrate a mastery of teamwork and communication in the heats then go on to the Finals to compete in a Final Showdown which will be held at the 2017 IAHA National Conference.


How will being involved benefit me?
  • Experience working in an interprofessional team to solve problems and determine the best care for a person with complex care needs
  • Be mentored by a number of experienced and inspirational mentors from a wide range of professions
  • Gain confidence in public speaking and presenting in front of small and large groups
  • Meet and make friends outside your profession and from across Australia
  • Grow your professional network and get noticed by employers even before you graduate


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