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The University of Sydney Health Care Team Challenge Competition 2012


13 June 2012

The University of Sydney Health Care Team Challenge took place on Wednesday 6 June at Sydney Nursing School, Mallett Street Campus. The challenge, hosted by the Sydney Nursing School, is a cross-faculty interprofessional competition organised in conjunction with the Faculty of Health Sciences (FHS). The feedback from FHS students regarding the opportunity to work with students from other disciplines and faculties was overwhelmingly positive.

Watch the short video of the day
Watch the short video of the day

In 2011 the University of Sydney team came second in the national competition in Queensland. This year four teams were made up of competing students from Nursing, Exercise and Sport Science, Occupational Therapy, Orthoptics, Physiotherapy, Rehabilitation Counselling and Speech Pathology disciplines.

Each team presented their case management plan relating to a Vietnamese patient called 'Anh', a 55 year old female inpatient at a major Sydney rehabilitation hospital. The multidisciplinary team were tasked with developing a comprehensive plan for Anh during her rehabilitative phase.

The judges remarked on the calibre of the presentations and congratulated all teams on their hard work before declaring Dynamic Paracetamols (Team 3) as the winning team (who have now qualified to participate in the National HealthFusion Team Challenge in Queensland on 31 August, 2012). The members of the winning team are Vu Do (Master of Orthoptics), Alison Rodrigues (Speech Pathology), Morgan Snow (Nursing) and Edward Yip (Physiotherapy).

The Health Care Team Challenge management team would like to thank the following:

  • The guest speaker Clinical Associate Professor Leonie Watterson, Director Simulation at Sydney Clinical Skills (SCSSC) and Simulation Centre, Royal North Shore Hospital.

  • The four judges: Delia Gray, Associate Professor Christine Jorm, Gillian Nisbet and Nicholas Marlow.

  • The student participants who did most of their work outside hours, and put in tremendous time and effort in meeting with their teams, despite their heavy workloads.

Left to right: Vu Do, Edward Yip, Alison Rodrigues and Morgan Snow.
Left to right: Vu Do, Edward Yip, Alison Rodrigues and Morgan Snow.