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Knowledge Translation in Healthcare

This microcredential course will empower you to critically examine current healthcare practices to innovate and drive improvement in your workplace. 

Australia is currently producing research at unprecedented rates, and our health systems and services cannot keep up with integrating research findings. Improvement initiatives are often slow and inconsistent, and so, health services are not always providing high quality, evidence-based care.

In this course, you will be guided to select and review a healthcare practice and critically appraise research evidence to identify a knowledge practice gap. You will specify an improvement aim and identify key stakeholders who are likely to be impacted. You will explore change and implementation science theories and be supported to apply these theories to your chosen context to accelerate the translation of evidence and improve health outcomes. You will develop core skills in:

  • identifying implementation strategies, 
  • summarising the project into a logic model, and 
  • developing an implementation plan to address a knowledge practice gap in the workplace. 

The course is delivered over 12 weeks via a series of self-paced online modules and two 2-day workshops. 

Upon successfully completing the course and the assessments, you will receive an Official Academic Transcript and 10 Bond credit points, which are claimable towards a postgraduate degree in Healthcare Innovations.

  • The course is delivered over 12 weeks, You will attend two 2-day workshops and work through a series of self-paced online modules. Attendance at the workshops are mandatory to pass the course.

    You will learn to:

    • Use research and theory to guide change
    • Clarify a knowledge practice gap
    • Analyse barriers and facilitators to change
    • Identify and analyse behavioural change
    • Design implementation strategies
    • Tailor implementation strategies
    • Create a logic model to describe knowledge translation
    • Monitor and measure implementation strategies
    • Develop a sustainable evaluation plan

    Assessments:

    TypeTask%
    Oral PitchIdentify and explain a workplace knowledge practice gap (10 mins presentation and 10 minutes discussion)30%
    Written ReportProtocol to implement an evidence-informed intervention within a workplace (written report 3,500 words +/- 10% - excludes tables and reference list)50%
    Written ReportConsolidation of learning (written report 1000 words +/- 10%)20%
  • This microcredential is designed for health professionals looking to upskill, think differently and create positive change.

    It is one of four courses you can take from the Master of Healthcare Innovations program to further your professional development without committing to the full degree. 

    Learners should have successfully completed a recognised Bachelor degree (or equivalent qualification) in a health related field with a minimum GPA requirement of 1 (on a 4-point scale where 1 = pass) OR successful completion of recognised Bachelor degree (or equivalent qualification) in any field with a minimum GPA of 1 (on a 4-point scale where 1 = pass) and 3 years relevant work experience.

    This course is not suitable for international students studying in Australia on a Student Visa or international students who require an Australian Student Visa. The Bond Experience Program is not registered on CRICOS, and we cannot issue a Certificate of Enrolment (CoE) for this course. All other international students, including those with alternative visa types that permit study, are welcome to apply.

  • Application deadline: Date to be confirmed

    Course dates: Dates to be confirmed

    Workshop dates: Dates to be confirmed

    Workshop location: Bond University campus, 14 University Dr, Robina, QLD

    This course is offered twice per year - in the January and May semesters.

The course is delivered over 12 weeks, You will attend two 2-day workshops and work through a series of self-paced online modules. Attendance at the workshops are mandatory to pass the course.

You will learn to:

  • Use research and theory to guide change
  • Clarify a knowledge practice gap
  • Analyse barriers and facilitators to change
  • Identify and analyse behavioural change
  • Design implementation strategies
  • Tailor implementation strategies
  • Create a logic model to describe knowledge translation
  • Monitor and measure implementation strategies
  • Develop a sustainable evaluation plan

Assessments:

TypeTask%
Oral PitchIdentify and explain a workplace knowledge practice gap (10 mins presentation and 10 minutes discussion)30%
Written ReportProtocol to implement an evidence-informed intervention within a workplace (written report 3,500 words +/- 10% - excludes tables and reference list)50%
Written ReportConsolidation of learning (written report 1000 words +/- 10%)20%

Course instructor

Meet your course instructor

Professor Sharon Mickan has a wealth of experience teaching and researching about knowledge translation. As the inaugural head of program for healthcare innovations, she has led the introduction of an interdisciplinary program between the Institute for Evidence-Based Healthcare and Bond Business School at Bond University. Sharon was previously Professor of Allied Health at Gold Coast Health and Griffith University, and a course director of the Master in Evidence-Based Health Care at the University of Oxford.

Sharon is experienced in co-designing, organising and evaluating clinical and implementation research that improves healthcare culture and practice. She works with individual clinicians, teams and organisations to facilitate and support knowledge translation projects. She integrates evidence informed practice with innovation and design thinking to achieve sustainable clinical improvements.

How to apply

Applying is free and easy. However, you will need to provide a copy of your CV and/or link to your LinkedIn profile to demonstrate your relevant background and experience.

If you have any questions in regard to your application, please feel free to contact [email protected] or download our step-by-step guide.

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