Interprofessional education in health sciences: the University of Queensland Health Care Team Challenge

Boyce, Rosalie A. and Moran, Monica C. and Nissen, Lisa M. and Chenery, Helen J. and Brooks, Peter M. (2009) Interprofessional education in health sciences: the University of Queensland Health Care Team Challenge. Medical Journal of Australia, 190 (8). pp. 433-436. ISSN 0025-729X

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Successful transition of students to competent work-ready health professionals requires an ability to work in health care teams. Poor communication and teamwork practice has been implicated as a contributing source of error affecting patient safety. Traditional university curriculum structures severely limit the time that students from different professions can spend together, learning about and from each other (interprofessional education [IPE]). IPE initiatives need to focus on whole-of-system impacts and organisational sustainability. The Health Care Team Challenge (HCTC) is a high-profile leadership strategy that engages students, academic staff, practising professionals, policymakers and industry in a whole-of-system approach to IPE and interprofessional practice. Interprofessional student teams compete at a live public event for a cash prize for the best management plan centred on a complex clinical case study. National and international HCTCs are planned for future years.

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Copyright is owned by the Australasian Medical Publishing Company. Published version not available due to copyright restrictions of the publisher.
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Sciences - No Department
Date Deposited: 04 Sep 2011 05:36
Last Modified: 17 Oct 2014 01:18
Uncontrolled Keywords: Australia; clinical education; continuing education; curriculum development; education program; health care organization; health care personnel; medical society; professional competence; professional practice
Fields of Research : 17 Psychology and Cognitive Sciences > 1701 Psychology > 170107 Industrial and Organisational Psychology
13 Education > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy > 130209 Medicine, Nursing and Health Curriculum and Pedagogy
15 Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services > 1503 Business and Management > 150305 Human Resources Management
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9301 Learner and Learning > 930102 Learner and Learning Processes

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