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

The September semester for this program will be delivered in a multi-modal format with a mixture of on-campus, mixed mode and remote classes. All students will be able to access Bond’s exceptional, personalised learning experience regardless of their location. For students who are able to attend campus, we are working toward the resumption of face-to-face classes especially for small group instruction such as tutorials, seminars, workshops and lab sessions.

Bond University has created a suite of Healthcare Innovations Programs to develop post-graduates’ abilities to navigate research evidence, critically evaluate health systems and practices, and utilise data and technology to identify opportunities for sustainable innovations. Students will be facilitated to explore and analyse contemporary challenges in health, education, business, and research practices to create more effective, efficient, and sustainable health systems. These new programs target a diverse cohort of health professionals, administrators, and change makers.

The Healthcare Innovations programs are designed and delivered by experienced educators, researchers and innovators within the Faculty of Health Sciences and Medicine, the Institute for Evidence-Based Healthcare, and the Bond Business School. The curriculum will inspire students to critically examine current healthcare practices from different perspectives, in order to innovate and drive improvement.

Postgraduate scholarships

In 2020 we are offering a number of partial tuition fee 30th Anniversary Postgraduate Scholarships to high achieving domestic students applying to commence postgraduate studies at Bond University in either the May or September semester.

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Apply design thinking and research evidence to an innovation project

“It’s about critically evaluating health systems, navigating research evidence, problem solving, and using design and systems thinking to identify opportunities for evidence-informed innovations."

Professor Sharon Mickan Head of Program

Key features

  • Completion in 1 year (full time) or 2-3 years (part time)
  • Taught in small groups using blended and online learning approaches including face-to-face intensive workshops and self-paced online tutorials
  • Flexible pathways enable students to maximise campus visits and balance study with work and family commitments
  • Application of learning in practice through individually designed assessments and a final capstone project in an area of student interest

About the program

The healthcare landscape is changing and challenging the way we currently engage with healthcare services.  The population is living longer with complex and chronic conditions, and many people have increasing expectations of healthcare and technology. The traditional, siloed approach to healthcare is becoming increasingly ineffective and inefficient in meeting patients’ needs and desires. Show more

The healthcare landscape is changing and challenging the way we currently engage with healthcare services.  The population is living longer with complex and chronic conditions, and many people have increasing expectations of healthcare and technology. The traditional, siloed approach to healthcare is becoming increasingly ineffective and inefficient in meeting patients’ needs and desires. We require a flexible health workforce that engages in lifelong learning, is technologically savvy, understands research evidence and is able to develop different models and systems of care. We are all being challenged to upskill and prepare ourselves to lead the changes required. Health leaders who think differently can learn to thrive in an environment of disruption and create positive change. The Master of Healthcare Innovations is offered full time over 3 semesters (one year), or part time over multiple semesters. The program is delivered to small cohorts via intensive workshops supported by blended and online learning approaches, limiting on-campus attendance requirements and ensuring flexibility to cater for interstate or international students, and those balancing studies with work and family commitments. Bond University’s Healthcare Innovations suite of programs is an Australian first. This innovative program suite offers a range of study options – two Graduate Certificate’s, a Graduate Diploma and a Master’s Degree, as well as a number of Single Subject Offerings that can be completed as a professional development opportunity.   Show less

ModeOn Campus and Remote
Multi-modal delivery with a combination of on-campus, mixed mode and remote classes.
Duration3 semesters (1 year)
Starting semesters
  • September 2020
  • January 2021
  • May 2021
  • September 2021
  • January 2022
  • May 2022
  • September 2022
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]

As a Healthcare Innovations graduate, you will stand out as a future-focussed problem solver, equipped to manage change and lead evidence-informed innovations.

The Master of Healthcare Innovations degree will provide graduates with the ability to:

  • Critically analyse contemporary health systems and practices using design thinking and research evidence to challenge current perspectives
  • Evaluate the potential of current and disruptive technologies to impact on future models of healthcare delivery
  • Utilise data and technology to identify opportunities for innovation
  • Use systems planning and knowledge translation to create and test alternatives for positive and innovative change
  • Integrate social, ethical, legal and financial improvements for sustainable healthcare

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.

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 will be provided with the opportunity to consolidate and practically apply their learnings from the Master of Healthcare Innovations through undertaking an innovation or research project. This capstone placement may be virtually embedded within your current workplace or conducted independently in an area of your interest and choice.

The Healthcare Innovations program offers a range of study options – two Graduate Certificates, a Graduate Diploma, and a Master’s Degree, as well as a number of Single Subject Offerings. For more detail on each degree, and our Single Subject Offerings please click the links below or submit an enquiry to discuss the best study option for you.  

Graduate Diploma in Healthcare Innovations
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.

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.

Graduate Certificate in Evidence Based Practice (Available to Domestic students only)
The Graduate Certificate can be completed over multiple semesters part time. Two core subjects must be completed, and two elective subjects 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’ ability to critically read and apply published research 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.

Graduate Certificate in Health Systems
The Graduate Certificate can be completed in four months full time or over multiple semesters part time. Two core subjects must be completed, and two elective subjects chosen.

The Graduate Certificate in Health Systems will produce graduates who understand health systems and factors affecting patient access and outcomes, who can use research to influence positive changes in the health system. Graduates of this program will have an understanding of evidence-based practice and the social determinants of health.

After completing any of the above programs, transition into the Master’s program may be available by applying for credit for prior study.

Are you interested in healthcare innovations and not ready to commit to a full program? Bond University are offering single subjects from our Australian suite of Healthcare Innovations Programs.

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Healthcare Innovations: Thought Leadership Community

The Healthcare Innovations program at Bond University are building a Thought Leadership community through a series of blogs and educational events to explore the factors and environments for successful healthcare innovations. The Thought Leadership community will showcase Bond’s strong basis in research evidence and clinical improvements, complimented by practical industry perspectives. We aim to generate informed conversation with interested clinicians, academics, industry, students and members of the community so we can build meaningful partnerships. The Healthcare Innovations team recognise that healthcare is at a crucial point, where technology, design, and changing demographics will force a stronger customer focus. We want to prepare our community for the improvements and innovations that lie ahead.

Meet our academics

Head of Program, Professor Sharon Mickan

I am bringing to this position experiences of working as a clinician, manager, executive and academic across different countries, health systems and universities. I have led system and educational improvements to facilitate clinicians to understand and use research evidence to inform and improve their practice.

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Assistant Professor Kate Odgers-Jewell

My background includes working as a clinician, manager, clinical educator and placement coordinator across diverse health systems and patient groups​. I have over a decade of ​experience working as an academic ​and teaching across a number of disciplines in Australian universities. I am committed to high quality​, evidence-based teaching and learning, and have a strong interest in inter-professional practice and translating research into practice.

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Together we are committed to providing access to inspirational learning opportunities within flexible pathways, helping students to navigate the research literature to update and inform their own practice and to build networks with healthcare leaders, researchers and innovators.

We will guide them to critically evaluate their own health systems and practices, understand and implement improvements and lead evidence-informed innovations.

We need this program to better understand and manage spiralling healthcare costs, unexplained variations in healthcare practice and costs, integrate inconsistent technological advances, and efficiently use research to improve practice to meet patient’s expectations and demands. Ultimately, this course will enable students to prepare for significant career transitions.

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