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Healthcare innovations programs FAQs

 

Program overview

The healthcare landscape is changing and challenging the way we currently engage with healthcare services. The population is living longer with complex and chronic conditions, and many people have increasing expectations of healthcare and technology. The traditional, siloed approach to healthcare is becoming increasingly ineffective and inefficient in meeting patients’ needs and desires. We require a flexible health workforce that engages in lifelong learning, is technologically savvy, understands research evidence and is able to develop different models and systems of care. We are all being challenged to upskill and prepare ourselves to lead the changes required. Health leaders who think differently can learn to thrive in an environment of disruption and create positive change.

Bond University has created a suite of HEALTHCARE INNOVATIONS Programs to develop post-graduates’ abilities to navigate research evidence, critically evaluate health systems and practices, and utilise data and technology to identify opportunities for sustainable innovations. Students will be facilitated to explore and analyse contemporary challenges in health, educational, business and research practices to create more effective, efficient and sustainable health systems. These new programs target a diverse cohort of health professionals, administrators and change-makers.

These programs are designed and delivered by experienced educators, researchers and innovators within the Faculty of Health Sciences and Medicine, the Institute for Evidence-Based Healthcare, and Bond Business School. The curriculum will inspire students to critically examine current healthcare practices from different perspectives, in order to innovate and drive improvement.

  • Completion in 1 year (full time) or 2-3 years (part-time)
  • Taught in small groups using blended and online learning approaches including face to face intensive workshops and self-paced online tutorials
  • Flexible pathways enable students to maximise campus visits and balance study with work and family commitments
  • Application of learning in practice through individually designed assessments and a final capstone project in an area of student interest.

Healthcare Innovations graduates will stand out as a future-focussed problem solvers, equipped to manage change and lead evidence-informed innovations.

The Masters of Healthcare Innovations degree will provide graduates with the ability to: 

  • Interrogate contemporary health systems and practices using design thinking and research evidence to challenge current perspectives.
  • Evaluate the potential of current and disruptive technologies to impact on future models of healthcare.
  • Utilise data and technology to identify opportunities for innovations.
  • Use systems planning and knowledge translation to create and test alternatives for positive and innovative change.
  • Integrate social, ethical, legal, and financial impacts and improvements for sustainable healthcare.

Throughout the program, students will be facilitated to consolidate and practically apply their learnings and in their final semester of the Master of Healthcare Innovations, they will undertake an innovation or research project.

Yes. This innovative program offers a range of study options including:

  • Graduate Diploma in Healthcare Innovations
  • Graduate Certificate in Evidence Based Practice
  • Graduate Certificate in Health Systems
  • Single subject offerings.

If you are enrolled in one of the nested programs and subsequently decide you want to enrol in the full Masters’ program, then full credit can be applied toward the Masters’ program for the subjects you have already completed.

Yes. You can undertake the three core EBP subjects, plus one elective from the list, and graduate with a Graduate Certificate in Evidence-Based Practice.

Yes.  You can undertake two core subjects (one must be Health systems – Australia and International) and two other subjects from the electives list. You could then graduate with a Graduate Certificate in Health Systems.

The Master of Healthcare Innovations is one-year full time (based on 4 subjects per semester), or 2- 3 years part-time. The Graduate Diploma in Healthcare Innovations can be completed in 8 months full-time, or over multiple semesters part-time, whilst the Graduate Certificate in Health Systems can be completed in 4 months full time or over multiple semesters part-time. The Graduate Certificate in Evidence-Based Practice is available for domestic students only and can be completed in 8 to 18 months part-time.

The program is delivered to small cohorts via intensive workshops supported by blended and online learning approaches, limiting on-campus attendance requirements, and ensuring flexibility to cater for those balancing studies with work and family commitments.

 

Enrolment

The Master of Healthcare Innovations and Graduate Certificate in Evidence-Based Practice are available for commencement every January, May, and September. The Graduate Diploma in Healthcare Innovations intake is every January and May, and the Graduate Certificate in Health Systems intake is every January and September.

Entry into the Healthcare Innovations programs requires the following:

  • A minimum Bachelor level degree in Health or a related program with a minimum GPA of 1/4 (equivalent to 4/7), or
  • A minimum Bachelor level degree in a non-health related area with a minimum GPA of 1/4 (equivalent to 4/7) plus 3 years relevant work experience.

Yes. While the program targets all health professions, it also targets those in health administration, research, governance, coordination and management roles; as well as journalists, health economists and others interested in health. Potential students from a non-health background will need to have 3 years of relevant work experience in order to meet the entry requirements.

 

Credit

Yes.  Bond MD graduates will be considered for credit for one subject in the Graduate Certificate programs, Graduate Diploma or Masters’ program. They must apply for credit using the usual university process.

 

Scholarships

Yes there are. Further information on the available postgraduate scholarships as well as how to apply can be found on the Scholarships website; https://bond.edu.au/future-students/study-bond/how-apply/scholarships