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HPER72-300: Capstone Placement and Project September 2020 [Situated]

General information

This subject provides the opportunity for you to consolidate and apply your learning from the Healthcare Innovations program, through undertaking an innovation or research project. This 120-hour capstone placement may be virtually embedded within your current workplace or conducted independently in an area of your interest and choice. This provides an opportunity to practically apply your learnings to a local, national or international project while developing an extensive network of future collaborators. These placements will be individually negotiated and assistance in identifying opportunities will be provided where required. During this process you will have the opportunity to work with Bond’s Transformer program to assist you in the development of your innovation or research project.




Academic unit:Faculty of Health Sciences and Medicine
Subject code:HPER72-300
Subject title:Capstone Placement and Project
Subject level:Postgraduate
Semester/Year:September 2020
Credit points:20

Delivery & attendance

Delivery mode:


Workload items:
  • Placement: x10 (Total hours: 100) - Placement project - project planning, preparation and write up
  • Prescribed Consultation: x10 (Total hours: 10) - Regular supervision meetings
  • Tutorial: x5 (Total hours: 10) - Self-paced online tutorials
  • Placement: x16 (Total hours: 120) - Professional placement
Attendance and learning activities: Students will be required to attend a 4 week capstone placement at a site of their choice. They can undertake their project at the same time.


Prescribed resources: No Prescribed resources. After enrolment, students can check the Books and Tools area in iLearn for the full Resource List.
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Enrolment requirements

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Restrictions: ? This subject is not available to
  • Study Abroad Students

Students should have successfully completed all core subjects prior to completing this capstone placement and project, except for their elective of choice, which can be undertaken in conjunction with this subject.

This subject is not available as a general elective. To be eligible for enrolment, the subject must be specified in the students’ program structure.

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At Bond University, we carefully develop subject and program outcomes to ensure that student learning in each subject contributes to the whole student experience. Students are encouraged to carefully read and consider subject and program outcomes as combined elements.

Program Learning Outcomes (PLOs)

Program Learning Outcomes provide a broad and measurable set of standards that incorporate a range of knowledge and skills that will be achieved on completion of the program. If you are undertaking this subject as part of a degree program, you should refer to the relevant degree program outcomes and graduate attributes as they relate to this subject.

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Subject Learning Outcomes (SLOs)

On successful completion of this subject the learner will be able to:
  1. Demonstrate an advanced and integrated understanding of a complex body of knowledge and specialised technical or cognitive skills in an area of interest.
  2. Identify a suitable placement opportunity in an area of interest and agree on its objectives.
  3. Plan, design, develop, and implement a project in the area of interest that could bring about innovative change in the health sector.
  4. Present the outcomes of project or innovation to a selected stakeholder audience.


Assessment details

TypeTask%Timing*Outcomes assessed
Presentation Present project plan to key stakeholders 20% Week 4 2, 3.
Literature Review Literature Review or Business Case 30% Week 7 1.
Capstone Project Written report 50% Week 12 1, 4.
  • * Assessment timing is indicative of the week that the assessment is due or begins (where conducted over multiple weeks), and is based on the standard University academic calendar
  • C = Students must reach a level of competency to successfully complete this assessment.

Assessment criteria

High Distinction 85-100 Outstanding or exemplary performance in the following areas: interpretative ability; intellectual initiative in response to questions; mastery of the skills required by the subject, general levels of knowledge and analytic ability or clear thinking.
Distinction 75-84 Usually awarded to students whose performance goes well beyond the minimum requirements set for tasks required in assessment, and who perform well in most of the above areas.
Credit 65-74 Usually awarded to students whose performance is considered to go beyond the minimum requirements for work set for assessment. Assessable work is typically characterised by a strong performance in some of the capacities listed above.
Pass 50-64 Usually awarded to students whose performance meets the requirements set for work provided for assessment.
Fail 0-49 Usually awarded to students whose performance is not considered to meet the minimum requirements set for particular tasks. The fail grade may be a result of insufficient preparation, of inattention to assignment guidelines or lack of academic ability. A frequent cause of failure is lack of attention to subject or assignment guidelines.

Quality assurance

For the purposes of quality assurance, Bond University conducts an evaluation process to measure and document student assessment as evidence of the extent to which program and subject learning outcomes are achieved. Some examples of student work will be retained for potential research and quality auditing purposes only. Any student work used will be treated confidentially and no student grades will be affected.

Study information

Submission procedures

Students must check the [email protected] subject site for detailed assessment information and submission procedures.

Policy on late submission and extensions

A late penalty will be applied to all overdue assessment tasks unless an extension is granted by the subject coordinator. The standard penalty will be 10% of marks awarded to that assessment per day late with no assessment to be accepted seven days after the due date. Where a student is granted an extension, the penalty of 10% per day late starts from the new due date.

Policy on plagiarism

The University’s Academic Integrity Policy defines plagiarism as the act of misrepresenting as one’s own original work: another’s ideas, interpretations, words, or creative works; and/or one’s own previous ideas, interpretations, words, or creative work without acknowledging that it was used previously (i.e., self-plagiarism). The University considers the act of plagiarising to be a breach of the Student Conduct Code and, therefore, subject to the Discipline Regulations which provide for a range of penalties including the reduction of marks or grades, fines and suspension from the University.

Bond University utilises Originality Reporting software to inform academic integrity.

Feedback on assessment

Feedback on assessment will be provided to students within two weeks of the assessment submission due date, as per the Assessment Policy.

Accessibility and Inclusion Support

If you have a disability, illness, injury or health condition that impacts your capacity to complete studies, exams or assessment tasks, it is important you let us know your special requirements, early in the semester. Students will need to make an application for support and submit it with recent, comprehensive documentation at an appointment with a Disability Officer. Students with a disability are encouraged to contact the Disability Office at the earliest possible time, to meet staff and learn about the services available to meet your specific needs. Please note that late notification or failure to disclose your disability can be to your disadvantage as the University cannot guarantee support under such circumstances.

Additional subject information

The students will be supported in the development and negotiation of the capstone placement and supervised in the research planning, methodology / protocol development including ethical consideration, budgeting and project planning. A supervisor will be identified at each placement site for the day to day supervisory roles. Students will have access to the Bond Transformer program to assist them in the development of their projects.

Subject curriculum

Approved on: Jul 3, 2020. Edition: 3.0