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About the HFTC

The HealthFusion Team Challenge (HFTC) is an exciting and dynamic competitive learning experience designed to educate tomorrow’s health care professionals in collaborative client care.

Inspired by a program at the University of British Columbia, the HFTC prepares students for today’s changing workplace by encouraging greater collaboration between students and professionals from different health care professions.

From undergraduate to seasoned professional, the HFTC has a range of education programs available to suite your interprofessional education (IPE) needs:

  • The HealthFusion Team Challenge - For current health students. Best for: Universities, tertiary education, government early initiative.
  • HFTCPRO - For new graduates, practicising professionals and clinical supervisors. Best for: ward teams, clinical education teams, established teams, hospital settings, and now interested individuals through a local HFTC drop-in CPD session.
  • HFTC KickStart - For highschool students. Best for: student cohorts interested in learning more about health and the different health professions, universities looking to showcase health programs.

    If you would like to launch your own HFTC, HealthFusion has a range of highly customisable packages and friendly team of event developers available to assist you. If you are interested in hosting an event, contact us and we’ll help you get started.

    Universities, tertiary organisations, community-based IPE student clinics, IPE hospital programs and student associations can also field a team in the annual national competition, the OZHFTC by registering through HealthFusion.

    In each competition, teams are made up of students drawn from across the health sciences. Professions already involved include audiology, behavioural science, biomedical science, dietetics, dentistry, disability studies, exercise physiology, exercise science, medicine, midwifery, nursing, occupational therapy, paramedic science, pharmacy, physiotherapy, podiatry, psychology, social work, speech pathology and traditional Chinese medicine. Students from other health professions are encouraged to become part of the HFTC.

  • How It Works

    Working together over several weeks, teams must develop a management plan which reflects best practice for a ‘real’ client with complex needs. They then present that plan to a panel of judges before responding to a range of challenging theoretical, practical and ethical extension questions, all under time conditions. The team that demonstrates a master of teamwork and communication over the course of the program is declared the winner.

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    How the HFTC Works
    University health care educators form an academic advisory team (AAT). The AAT consists of representatives from each of the health disciplines that...