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Best of luck to our HealthFusion Team


15 September 2010

A team of students from across the University of Sydney's faculties of health will compete at the 2nd National Australian HealthFusion Health Care Team Challenge in Brisbane this Friday.

Inspired by a program at the University of British Columbia and launched in Australia by the University of Queensland, the HealthFusion Team Challenge (HFTC) is a fun and dynamic competition that promotes interprofessional collaboration and client-centred care.

THE TEAM (L to R): Erin Law (nursing & midwifery) Nicholas Mudaliar (ESS), Melissa Buduls (OT), ClaireGill (physio), Stephanie Hulewicz (speech), BenjaminTassie (medicine
THE TEAM (L to R): Erin Law (nursing & midwifery) Nicholas Mudaliar (ESS), Melissa Buduls (OT), ClaireGill (physio), Stephanie Hulewicz (speech), BenjaminTassie (medicine

The University of Sydney team will compete against interprofessional student health teams from other universities across Australia to tackle a complex clinical case study. They must work together in order to develop and present a multidisciplinary management plan to an audience of local practitioners, interstate university representatives, academic staff, registry boards and students.

As well as gaining a deeper understanding of different health disciplines and how to work together, participating students will have the opportunity to network with practising health professionals and gain invaluable professional contacts.

This is the first year the University of Sydney has competed in the competition and we wish the team the best of luck.