Introduction to Implementation Science Theory and Design

Course Overview

Introduction to Implementation Science Theory and Design provides a foundation for students to develop and implement strategies to accelerate the translation of evidence into practice, policy, and public health. The course is the gateway for scholars who plan for additional study within this discipline but also suffices as cross-exposure for scholars from other disciplines. In addition to didactic work, scholars are guided through the creation of a protocol aimed towards translating their particular choice of evidence into practice.

At the end of the course, students will be able to:

  • Identify and justify medical evidence that is ready for translation;
  • Apply a conceptual framework for translating evidence into practice, policy and public health;
  • Apply theory and evidence to the design of more effective implementation strategies;
  • Evaluate and analyze implementation strategies using a combination of techniques.

Audience

Clinicians, public health practitioners, and researchers wishing to gain knowledge and skills in translating evidence into practice.

Prerequisites
Training or experience in public health, epidemiology, quality improvement or health care organization leadership. Exceptions to these prerequisites may be made with the consent of the Course Director.

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Faculty

Course Director: Adithya Cattamanchi, MD

Lecturers:

Small Group Leaders: TBD

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Course Requirements

Required Textbook: The Behaviour Change Wheel: A Guide to Designing Interventions. Available in paperback or online.

You are expected to attend lectures or view the video lectures; complete assigned readings, self-assessments and protocol assignments; constructively critique other students' protocols via online forums; submit a final completed protocol paper and presentation; and complete course evaluations.

Completing this course will take an estimated 5-10 hours of work per module.

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