Introduction to the IAHA Indigenous Student Team Challenge (ISTC)
IAHA has now developed a new program, inspired buy the HealthFusion Team Challenge! The IAHA Indigenous Student Team Challenge (ISTC) delivered under the IAHA Health Leadership / Education and Development stream.
The Optimal outcomes for the many and increasing number of people with complex and chronic health concerns greatly depends on effective teamwork and collaboration between healthcare professionals with diverse skillsets and knowledges. The Indigenous Student Team Challenge (ISTC), aims to develop this important capability prior to the student’s graduation in a way that is transformative, authentic, and fun.
The IAHA ISTC is an extracurricular competition for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander university students from various health professions. It provides students with an opportunity to demonstrate their expertise in teamwork and collaboration as they develop a management plan in response to a complex case study.
For the past 7 years IAHA has run the Indigenous HealthFusion Team Challenge which was originally pioneered by academics from the University of British Columbia over 25 years ago, the Health Care Team Challenge was brought to Australia and developed by an interprofessional team of Queensland academics under the name of HealthFusion. The University of Queensland was the first university in Australia to host a Health Care Team Challenge with its pilot event in 2007.
In 2013, the HealthFusion Project Team moved to its new premises at the Queensland University of Technology (QUT) Gardens Point Campus in Brisbane, Australia, where they are currently based.
Visit www.healthfusionteamchallenge.com for further details on the HealthFusion Project.