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

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

Key features

  • 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

In this program you will develop skills in design thinking, health systems, how to broker knowledge and problem solve to help you apply evidence to your deepening knowledge of health, healthcare and organisational behaviour. This will enable you to innovate, influence, and translate research and technology to be able to meet the 21st-century health care needs of the Australian population. Show more

In this program you will develop skills in design thinking, health systems, how to broker knowledge and problem solve to help you apply evidence to your deepening knowledge of health, healthcare and organisational behaviour. This will enable you to innovate, influence, and translate research and technology to be able to meet the 21st-century health care needs of the Australian population.  You will undertake six core subjects and two electives, from a list of innovations and health subjects, to complete the Graduate Diploma. The subjects consist of intensive face-to-face workshops conducted concurrently with other subjects to enable you to attend face-to-face only once or twice per semester, supported by interactive online learning and support, which will allow you to undertake the program while still working.  Show less

ModeOn Campus
Duration2 semesters (8 months)
Starting semesters
  • January 2020
  • September 2020
  • January 2021
  • September 2021
  • January 2022
  • September 2022
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]

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

Students will undertake six required subject 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 an average per semester cost, fees may vary based on which subjects are selected and the number of subjects enrolled in for each semester:

  • 2019 fees: $19,560 per semester (based on 4 subjects per semester)
  • 2020 fees: $20,280 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.

Find out your financing options and other costs to consider.

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.

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