- Compulsory subject credit points
- 20 Essential subjects to complete
- Total credit points
- 40 Your complete degree
This program can be completed in 1 year 4 months (4 semesters)
This program can be completed in 1 year 4 months (4 semesters)
Students must complete the following twenty credit points (20CP) of subjects.
As society grapples with the increasing demand and spiralling costs of healthcare and unexplained variations in practice, the delivery of healthcare based on evidence has never been more important. The growing volume of this evidence presents significant challenges for health professionals. After exploring the preconceptions of evidence based practice, challenging and evaluating the theory behind it, participants in this subject will develop the skills needed to efficiently access and examine evidence that supports and affects healthcare practice. Participants will be able to develop searchable questions from practice and policy problems, understand the type of research studies that can address these questions, and recognise the strengths and limitations of the different research study designs. Skills in locating research evidence and critically evaluating the evidence will be developed and refined through supported hands-on practice. Participants will be able to interpret and effectively communicate the findings of research evidence to different audiences and make evidence-informed decisions to support clinical practice and healthcare delivery.Read more
To navigate, lead, and innovate within health systems, it is essential to understand how they are structured and operate. The key components of health systems, including health governance and funding arrangements, will be explored. You will be able to benchmark and analyse Australia’s health system in the context of international comparators, investigate the key drivers for health system improvement, and apply the components of health economics to critically evaluate and inform health decisions. You will explore the way in which the diverse population accesses the health system and evaluate the impact of the social determinants of health on health status.Read more
Students must choose twenty credit points (20CP) from the following subjects.
This subject develops the student’s facility for evidence-based decision making, by introducing students to the use and application of data. As the business world has increasing access to data, and in the availability of big data sets which allow greater understanding of customers and other business related data, effective use of the data will enable decisions to become more informed. This subject will consider the role of data in an evolving business system, discuss and review common sources of data and processes for developing superior data sets, and will introduce the quantitative methods that are needed for understanding what the data tells us re the decision we need to make. It develops an understanding of modern computational methods to solve quantitative problems in business decision making, using a case-based approach to using data.Read more
This subject is designed to help students develop fundamental entrepreneurial knowledge and skills. This includes the processes, heuristics and tools that inform entrepreneurial strategy, whether applied to the creation and growth of a new venture or leading change and innovation in the context of an established, mature organisation. Using a case-based, experiential approach, students examine start-up and innovation strategies that new and established companies have used to become world-class leaders in their industries. This subject is open to all disciplines and programs.Read more
In this subject, 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.Read more
Throughout your career in health, there will be numerous opportunities to facilitate learning amongst your colleagues and with students. In this subject, you will examine and describe the learning needs of specific health workforces, integrate theory and learning practices to design health education, apply technologies for effective communication, and understand the importance of considering healthcare users in health education. You will also develop skills that will enable you to encourage and support learning through mentoring, supervision, and feedback amongst different health practitioners, empowering them to provide contemporary and quality healthcare in the future.Read more
The primary intention of this subject is for participants to explore ‘health’, from the evolution of global, public and population health through to planetary health. One definition of planetary health is the health of human civilisation and the state of the natural systems on which it depends. Human health and well-being are thus intrinsically connected to the environment. In this subject, participants will reflect on the impact that the changing environment has on human health and well-being in different populations from a range of perspectives: Ethical, equity, advocacy, social and environmental or ecological justice. In tracing the ‘evolution’ of population health to planetary health, we will explore how innovations, such as vaccinations, have led to improved health outcomes. We will also examine how the current threats to human health, such as climate change, water shortages, antibiotic resistance and food insecurity have the potential to wipe out the health gains of the past 50 years. As the world population continues to increase, we will explore the policies and strategies required to address current and future challenges to human health and well-being.Read more
The sustainability of current healthcare practice is being challenged by expanding healthcare options, spiralling costs, changing demographics, and patient expectations. The demand for healthcare often exceeds supply. In some countries, people are consuming healthcare excessively and consequently risk being harmed, while others receive inadequate healthcare, suggesting health resources are wasted. In this subject, you will examine the potential reasons for this and explore possible responses. You will investigate variations in healthcare practices, explore low value care, learn about overdiagnosis, overtreatment, and expanding healthcare definitions. You will develop creative solutions in an attempt to mitigate unsustainable healthcare practices that aim to improve healthcare outcomes for patients and communities. Content for this subject is based on the current research from national and international leaders in sustainable healthcare and supported by a global network of innovators.Read more
Translational simulation employs diverse simulation techniques for healthcare improvement. The approach is twofold - exploring team and system performance in complex healthcare environments and testing planned changes in physical space or clinical processes. Participants in this program will learn to design and deliver translational simulation programs focused on improving system performance and apply these techniques to their local context. Improving healthcare performance requires exploring healthcare environments and the people working in them and opportunities to test planned changes prior to real-world implementation. In this subject, participants will learn to apply translational simulation approaches to diverse healthcare challenges – designing healthcare spaces and processes, building teams and shaping culture, and delivering safer care. Participants will evaluate simulation modalities and delivery options in designing translational simulation programs and facilitate learning conversations that support performance improvement. This subject is developed in collaboration with the Translational Simulation Collaborative, a Bond University Faculty of Health Sciences and Medicine research centre, and collaborators from Mater Education and Gold Coast Hospital and Health Service.Read more
A key challenge for contemporary leaders in healthcare is to navigate change thoughtfully. Innovation in healthcare encompasses the introduction of new ideas, products, or services that add value to important problems in healthcare systems. This subject introduces a continuum of change from improvement through innovation towards transformation, which is driven by different levels of complexity and uncertainty within healthcare organisations. While both leading improvement and leading innovation are essential, they differ in terms of scope, approach, and outcomes. Effective leaders in healthcare need to balance both aspects, recognising the need for continuous improvement while also fostering a culture of innovation to stay ahead in a rapidly evolving healthcare landscape. Strategies for managing incremental improvement will be highlighted from change management theories and current practice. The role and potential benefit of innovation in complex healthcare systems will be explored. Strategies to lead, support, and implement innovation will be introduced. Learners will develop the capability to determine the most appropriate strategies to lead change across the continuum from improvement to innovation. Learners will also be guided to propose a plan to lead innovation in their chosen workplace.Read more
The Managing People subject provides an introduction to the field of organisational behaviour. The subject emphasises understanding, predicting, and influencing behaviour in organisations using insights gained from theory, empirical research, and sharing of practical experience. The facet that differentiates this subject from traditional organisational behaviour modules is the focus on self-assessment, self-insight, self-management and leadership. Topics discussed include: Work group dynamics and team decision making; Individual differences; Understanding how perceptions and attitudes affect behaviour at work; Motivation; Current models of motivation and job design; Conflict management and resolution; Leadership effectiveness; Organisational and national culture effects on individual and organisational behaviour. Methods used throughout the semester include lecture and readings, experiential exercises, self-assessment instruments, written and verbal assignments, video critiques, case discussions, and group discourse.Read more
This subject immerses students in a practical, user-centric approach for the creative, evidence-based resolution of problems. This iterative, collaborative process draws heavily from design thinking and is applicable to a broad array of societal, organisational and project challenges. Key elements include a focus on understanding and empathising with the user, challenging assumptions, considering multiple perspectives, generating and exploring creative ideas, making and learning from mistakes, questioning implications and adaptively planning the implementation of validated solutions. It is a way of thinking and working as well as a collection of hands-on methods, and is especially useful in addressing problems that are ill-defined, complex or unknown, leading to innovative change. The approach can help project teams learn faster and achieve more effective and creative outcomes, while reducing the risks associated with launching new ideas or implementing change initiatives. This subject is open to all disciplines and programs to support the interdisciplinary problem-solving nature of this approach.Read more
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Take the guess work out of planning your study schedule. Your program's study plan has been carefully curated to provide a clear guide on the sequential subjects to be studied in each semester of your program. Your study plan is designed around connected subject themes to equip you with the fundamental knowledge required as you progress through your course.