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Challenge and change the future of healthcare with the Graduate Diploma in Healthcare Innovations

The upcoming 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 sessionsThis program is available to International students, provided they are able to commence their second semester on campus.

The Graduate Diploma in Healthcare Innovations will deepen professionals’ knowledge of health systems, evidence based practice and organisational behaviour. Students 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.

Campus and Bond University Experience

For the past 15 years, Bond University has been recognised as Australia’s number one university for student experience  according to the Good Universities Guide. The outstanding student experience underpins the Graduate Diploma in Healthcare Innovations program, with students reaping the rewards of personal attention, small class sizes, world-class academics, and flexible learning modes.   
   
Bond’s Faculty of Health Sciences and Medicine is recognised for the excellence of its education and research in the medical, health and sports sciences. They have an established reputation for offering innovative degree programs and producing graduates who are work-ready and possess the leadership skills to improve local, national, and global health and well-being.   

Learn in a variety of blended teaching approaches using intensive interactive workshops and distance teaching supported by online learning

Key features

  • Completion in 8 months (full-time) or over multiple semesters (part-time)
  • Taught in small groups using blended learning approaches including face-to-face intensive workshops and self-paced online modules
  • Critically evaluate health systems and practices, understand, and implement improvements and lead evidence-informed innovations
  • Learn to navigate the research literature to update and inform local practice
  • Apply new learning in practice through individually designed assessments
  • Pathway to Bond’s Medical Program

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

ModeOn 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.
Duration2 semesters (8 months)
Starting semesters
  • January 2022
  • May 2022
  • January 2023
  • May 2023
Program typePostgraduate Diploma
Study areaHealth Sciences, Medicine
Program codeCC-63056
CRICOS code099579E
Credit for prior studyFor 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:

Plus two electives:

The below fees are based on the total estimated program fee divided by the number of standard full-time semesters required to complete the program. Fees may vary based on which subjects are selected and the number of subjects enrolled in for each semester.

Semester program fee:

  • Students commencing study in 2021: $20,930* per semester average
  • Students commencing study in 2022: $21,170* per semester average

Total program fee:

  • Students commencing study in 2021: $41,860
  • Students commencing study in 2022: $42,340

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 most other universities.

This time saving also represents a substantial reduction in accommodation and living costs, plus a full year of extra earnings.

Find out your financing options and other costs to consider.

* The fees listed are average costs displayed to provide an indicative program cost only, they may differ to the indicative fee included in the Bond University offer letter due to differences in individual and exact study schedules.

Tuition fees are subject to change on an annual basis and will be charged at the appropriate fee for the year of enrolment.

* Note: for students commencing January 2021 the University has held the 2020 tuition fee amount in recognition of the current circumstances, with 2021 fees effective only from the University’s May 2021 semester.

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

Key dates

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How to apply

In order to apply for study at Bond University, you will need to complete the online application form. To find out more about the application process please refer to how to apply.

Future outcomes

The Graduate Diploma in Healthcare Innovations is designed for professionals seeking a different perspective of the health system. Graduates will be able to use systems-thinking to lead, educate and influence colleagues and users of health systems, and improve processes and services. Healthcare Innovations graduates will stand out as future-focussed problem solvers, confident in using research and navigating health systems, and equipped to lead evidence-informed innovations. 

The degree will provide graduates with the ability to: 

  • Appraise and apply evidence to evaluate health policy and improve health outcomes  
  • Critically analyse contemporary health systems and practices using systems and design thinking 
  • Use problem solving and implementation science to create and sustain positive change 
  • Lead, educate and influence colleagues and stakeholders in healthcare 

Successful graduates of Graduate Diploma in Healthcare Innovations are well-placed to progress to further studies via Bond’s Master of Healthcare Innovations program and receive full credit for subjects studied in this program. 

The Graduate Diploma in Healthcare Innovations offers a pathway into Bond’s Medical Program for domestic and international students. Students eligible to graduate from the Graduate Diploma in Healthcare Innovations who completed a Bachelor of Biomedical Science prior to their Healthcare Innovations award and meet the minimum required GPA of distinction average may be eligible to be considered for selection to enter Year 2 of the Bachelor of Medical Studies (BMedSt). Such eligibility is dependent on a check of transcripts from the Bachelor of Biomedical Science degree to determine eligibility on a case by case basis. Students requesting consideration via this pathway, should contact the Head of Healthcare Innovations (Professor Sharon Mickan: [email protected]) for initial advice regarding potential eligibility.
 
Graduates may also be eligible to progress to further post-graduate research leading to potential career options in research organisations and academia. 

As a graduate of Bond’s Graduate Diploma in Healthcare Innovations, you will have a competitive edge in your career. Employer satisfaction with graduates from Bond University has been rated highest in Australia for two years in a row, according to the 2019 Employer Satisfaction Survey published by the Department of Education and Training. 

 

The Faculty of Health Sciences and Medicine offers students 3 pathway degrees (including the Graduate Diploma in Healthcare Innovations) 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 can be completed in four months full time or equivalent part time. Two core subjects must be completed, and two elective subjects chosen. The Graduate Certificate in Health Systems will positively challenge the way professionals understand and work within Australian and international health systems. The way in which the diverse population interacts with and uses healthcare services will be explored to promote equitable systems.

Graduate Certificate in Evidence Based Practice (Available to Domestic students only)
The Graduate Certificate can be completed in twelve to eighteen months part time. Three core subjects must be completed, and one elective subject chosen. The Graduate Certificate in Evidence Based Practice will transform the way professionals interpret and keep up to date with the growing volume of research evidence. It will deepen professionals’ critical thinking to apply evidence-based practice 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.

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.

Master of Healthcare Innovations
Master of Healthcare Innovations is offered full time over 3 semesters (one year), or part time over multiple semesters and is designed for professionals seeking their next challenge in healthcare.

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