Challenge and change the future of healthcare with the Graduate Diploma in Healthcare Innovations
The September semester for this program will be delivered in a multi-modal format, with classes designed to support and engage all learners. Whether they’re on campus or abroad, all students will be able to access Bond’s exceptional and personalised learning experience through dynamic and interactive lectures, tutorials, seminars, workshops and lab sessions.
The Graduate Diploma in Healthcare Innovations is designed for health professionals interested in innovations in health care. It will develop a diverse cohort of systems thinkers, knowledge brokers and problem solvers who can apply their knowledge of health and healthcare, to innovate, influence, translate research and technology, to meet the 21st-century health care needs of the Australian population.
Learn in a variety of blended teaching approaches using intensive interactive workshops and distance teaching supported by online learning
- Complete the degree in only 8 months (full-time) or 1 year and 4 months (part-time)
- Develop skills in design thinking and health systems to help problem solve
- Ensures flexibility to enable students to follow their areas of interest and innovations
About the program
The Graduate Diploma in Healthcare Innovations will deepen professionals’ knowledge of health systems, evidence-based practice and organisational behaviour. Professionals will learn to use design thinking and problem solving strategies to lead, educate and influence colleagues and healthcare users towards improving and innovating healthcare practice. Show more
The Graduate Diploma in Healthcare Innovations will deepen professionals’ knowledge of health systems, evidence-based practice and organisational behaviour. Professionals will learn to use design thinking and problem solving strategies to lead, educate and influence colleagues and healthcare users towards improving and innovating healthcare practice. The Graduate Diploma can be completed in eight months full time, or over multiple semesters part time. Six core subjects must be completed, and two elective subjects chosen. After completing this program, transition into the Master’s program may be available by applying for credit for prior study. Show less
|Mode||On Campus and Remote|
Due to current travel restrictions, this program will temporarily be delivered using a mixture of on-campus, remote and multi-modal classes to support and engage all students, from all parts of the world.
|Duration||2 semesters (8 months)|
|Program type||Postgraduate Diploma|
|Study area||Health Sciences, Medicine|
|Credit for prior study||For more details on applying for credit, please contact the Student Business Centre: [email protected]|
Students will undertake six required subjects and two electives, from the list below to complete the Graduate Diploma in Healthcare Innovations.
Choose from required subjects:
- Evidence Based Practice and Policy (HPER71-110)
- Health Systems: Australia and International (HPER71-111)
- Knowledge Translation and Quality in Healthcare (HPER71-112)
- Educating the Health Workforce in the 21st Century (HPER71-114)
- Managing People (MGMT71-104)
- Executive Leadership: Leading Innovation (EXEC71-202)
Plus two electives:
The below fees are based on an average per semester cost, fees may vary based on which subjects are selected and the number of subjects enrolled in for each semester:
- 2020 fees: $20,280 per semester (based on 4 subjects per semester)
- 2021 fees: $21,000 per semester (based on 4 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 Diploma 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 program will develop a diverse cohort of systems thinkers, knowledge brokers and problem solvers who can apply their knowledge of health and healthcare, to innovate, influence, translate research and technology, to meet the 21st-century health care needs of the Australian population.
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 clinical practice and policy to improve health outcomes
- Describe the socio-economic contexts, organisational frameworks and funding arrangements of the Australian health care system and selected international comparators for optimum delivery of public health, preventive and clinical services.
- Discuss how to bring about systematic reform in the health care system by developing different models of care, new technologies, new business models and a disruptive value network using innovation.
- Demonstrate an ability to lead the provision of patient centered care
- Employ interpersonal skills that can influence and engage stakeholders though a detailed understanding of the health system, organisational behaviour and leadership
- Use systems thinking to lead, educate and influence inter-professional teams and stakeholders in the health care setting
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.