Bring about sustainable models of care within the health system using evidence based practice
Bond University’s Graduate Certificate in Evidence Based Practice is specifically designed for health professionals from all medical, nursing and allied health disciplines, health administrators, academics and others interested in how to apply evidence based practice in health care.
- Can only be completed over one year (part-time)
- Intensive workshops taught by global leaders in Evidence Based Practice
About the program
Bond University’s Graduate Certificate in Evidence Based Practice is specifically designed for healthcare professionals interested in how to apply research evidence in healthcare practice. It aims to support clinicians to interpret and keep up to date with the growing volume of research evidence to maintain high quality practice and inform improvements where appropriate. Show more
Bond University’s Graduate Certificate in Evidence Based Practice is specifically designed for healthcare professionals interested in how to apply research evidence in healthcare practice. It aims to support clinicians to interpret and keep up to date with the growing volume of research evidence to maintain high quality practice and inform improvements where appropriate. It will also provide an understanding of research methodologies for students considering research higher degrees. This Graduate Certificate is available part-time and consists of both core and elective subjects.
|Duration||2 semesters (8 months)|
|Program type||Postgraduate Certificate|
|Study area||Health Sciences, Medicine|
|CRICOS code||This program is not available to international students who intend to apply for a student visa.|
|Credit for prior study||For more details on applying for credit, please contact the Student Business Centre: [email protected]|
The program will produce graduates who will use evidence based research to innovate, influence, translate information and technology and bring about the positive change required in the health system to meet the healthcare needs of the 21st century.
The degree will provide graduates with the ability to:
- Appraise and apply evidence relevant to the population, community and individual health care needs to independently evaluate the worth of newly proposed health policy and clinical management options
- Translate effective research into health-related practice and policy to improve health outcomes
- Apply a range of different study designs and appraise their contribution to the strength of evidence in a field.
The Graduate Certificate in Evidence Based Practice consists of three core subjects and one elective subject.
Students must complete the following required subjects:
- Evidence Based Practice and Policy (HPER71-110)
- Knowledge Translation and Quality in Healthcare (HPER71-112)
- Sustainable Health Care (HPER71-117)
Plus one elective subject:
The below fees are based on the total cost, fees may vary based on which subjects are selected and the number of subjects enrolled in for each semester.
- 2019 fees: $9,780 per semester (based on 2 subjects per semester)
- 2020 fees: $10,140 per semester (based on 2 subjects per semester)
Price may vary depending on elective discipline choice.
When considering the fees associated with your studies, keep in mind that Bond’s accelerated schedule means you can finish your degree sooner and be out in the workforce up to a year earlier than if you went to another university.
This time saving also represents a substantial reduction in accommodation and living costs, plus a full year of extra earnings.
Academic entry requirements
Entry into the Graduate Certificate 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
For more information regarding eligibility, domestic students please contact 1800 074 074 and international students contact +61 7 5595 1024 for further details.
English language proficiency requirements
As tuition is delivered in English, all students will be required to provide documented evidence of the required level of proficiency in the English language. Read more detailed information on English language proficiency requirements for university study.
Credit for prior study
Subject credits may be awarded for previous studies. To apply for credits, you will need to submit academic transcripts including detailed subject outlines/course descriptions for each relevant subject and/or certified copies of testamurs to the Office of Future Students. Please refer to how to apply for credit for more information
How to apply
The Faculty of Health Sciences and Medicine offers students 3 pathway degrees as study options that lead into the Master of Healthcare Innovations. These degrees can also be studied individually and cover a range of different areas that may suit individual needs. For more detail on each degree, please click the links below or submit an enquiry to discuss the best study option for you.
Graduate Certificate in Health Systems
The Graduate Certificate is four months full time, or equivalent part time. Students will study (HPER71-110) Health Systems: Australia and International, plus one core subject and two electives of their choosing. The Graduate Certificate is designed to build on healthcare knowledge and develop a sound understanding of Australia’s health systems.
Graduate Certificate in Evidence Based Practice (Available to Domestic students only)
The Graduate Certificate is eight months full time, or equivalent part time. Students will study three Evidence Based Practice subjects plus one elective of their choosing. The Graduate Certificate aims to develop a diverse cohort of problem solvers who can apply their knowledge of evidence-based practice to the health workforce and healthcare, to bring about sustainable models of care within the health system.
Graduate Diploma in Healthcare Innovations
The Graduate Diploma is eight months full time, or equivalent part time. Students will complete 8 subjects inclusive of six required and two electives of their choosing. The Graduate Diploma in Healthcare Innovations is designed for health professionals interested in leading the required change in the health care system through innovation.
Students may wish to study the above programs and transition into the Masters program, at which time they may wish to apply for credit for prior study.