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Innovate, inspire and create positive change with the Master of Healthcare Innovations

The first of its kind in Australia, the groundbreaking new Master of Healthcare Innovations targets at a diverse cohort of health leaders; health administrators, academics, nurses and allied health disciplines who want to be systems thinkers and problem solvers by using research based evidence to deliver high quality healthcare in the 21st century.

This innovative, multidisciplinary program is run in conjunction with the Institute for Evidence-Based Healthcare, Bond Business School and the Bond University Transformer, allowing students to explore the content led by global leaders in higher education, research and innovation. This emphasis on inter-disciplinary and inter-industry learning and collaboration ensures the future graduates of this program can create a shift in current models and systems of care, with the use of new technologies, new business models and a disruptive value network to bring about systematic reform. What is needed now is to educate the future workforce to drive this disruption and to translate this knowledge to practitioners and the community for the future.

HSM Postgraduate Scholarship

A number of scholarships are awarded annually to international and Australian students commencing either a Master of Nutrition and Dietetic Practice, Master of Occupational Therapy or Master of Healthcare Innovations. Scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic merit and are a testament to Bond University’s commitment to quality and outstanding students.

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As part of Bond University's 30th Anniversary celebrations in 2019, we are offering a number of partial tuition fee scholarships to high achieving domestic students applying to commence postgraduate studies at Bond University in 2019 or 2020.

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Apply design thinking and research evidence to an innovation project

"Taught by industry leading professionals, healthcare experts and researchers, the Master of Healthcare Innovations will address the current changing landscape of health care and how we educate and lead the workforce to develop different models and systems of care for the 21st century."

Janie Smith Professor of Innovations in Medical Education

Key features

  • 1 year (full time) or 2 years (part time)
  • Taught in small group face to face intensive workshops for interaction, supported by blended and online learning approaches
  • Founded on Evidence Based Practice, health systems and innovations
  • Ensures flexibility to cater for interstate or international students, and those balancing studies with work
  • Includes a combined capstone placement and project in an area of student interest
  • Includes flexible options via three electives that allow students to undertake subjects such as the Harvard Macy Leading Innovations in Health Care and Education program

About the program

The health care landscape is changing and the way in which we currently educate the workforce will not prepare them to lead the type of health care required for the 21st century.  What is required is a workforce who can develop different models and systems of care, which will require new technologies, new business models and a disruptive value network to bring about systematic reform. Show more

The health care landscape is changing and the way in which we currently educate the workforce will not prepare them to lead the type of health care required for the 21st century.  What is required is a workforce who can develop different models and systems of care, which will require new technologies, new business models and a disruptive value network to bring about systematic reform.  Are you an early to mid-career health professional, health administrator, health economist, academic, and looking for something different that will help you to view the health system through a different lens? Bond’s Master of Healthcare Innovations is an Australian first. During this program you will use design thinking, problem-solving, and systems thinking to apply the evidence to develop a deep knowledge of health and health care.  This will enable you to manage and educate people, innovate, influence, translate information and technology, to bring about the positive system change required to meet the health care needs of the Australian population. You will then apply this knowledge and skills through undertaking a joint project and capstone placement in a field of your choice.  The Master of Healthcare Innovations is offered full time over 3 semesters (one-year) or part-time, to enable busy health professionals to work at the same time. Most subjects also have intensive face to face workshops conducted concurrently with other subjects to enable you to attend face to face only once or twice per semester.  All other material will be offered using blended learning approaches that may include: using teaching sessions online, design thinking exercises, case studies, interactive presentations and podcasts, journal clubs, online modules, Transformer activities, capstone placements, and research activities where students get to innovate and apply the theory to their own practice.  This innovative program offers three exit points – Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma and Master’s Degree.  Show less

ModeOn Campus
Duration3 semesters (1 year)
Starting semesters
  • September 2019
  • January 2020
  • September 2020
Program typeMasters Coursework
Study areaHealth Sciences, Medicine
Program codeCC-63057
CRICOS code099578F
Credit for prior studyFor 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:

  • Diagnose a health system problem, apply design thinking and research evidence to an innovation project
  • Use systems planning and knowledge translation to bring about positive and innovative change for quality improvement in health care
  • Evaluate how disruptive technologies could impact on future models of health care and health professional roles
  • Describe the social, ethical, legal and financial impacts of change for sustainable health care
  • Synthesise, disseminate, exchange and apply ethically-sound, evidence based health information to health professionals and the community to improve health, health service delivery and the health care system

Offered full-time and part-time, Bond’s Master of Healthcare Innovations program will be delivered to small cohorts via a range of teaching methods including intensive workshops, collaborative online teaching sessions, design thinking exercises and podcasts, ultimately catering for interstate or international students, and those balancing studies with work.

Students must complete the following 8 required subjects, as well as 3 elective subjects:

Required subjects

Elective subjects

Recommended study structure

Please visit Program Structure and Sequence Plans for the Faculty of Health Sciences & Medicine for guidance on study plans.

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 Master of Healthcare Innovations 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.

Please contact the Office of Future Students or call 1800 074 074 for further information.

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.

In the final semester, students undertake a capstone placement in an area of their interest and choice. This could include local, national or international sites. For example, Bond University has a presence in the Solomon Islands, Public Health and innovation centres and consulting organisations. 

These placements will allow students to apply the innovations and skills that they have developed throughout the program to an innovations project or a quality project, a review, or a project of their choosing.

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

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