Implementation Science [CE18]

Course highlights

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Start date


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Course days

Monday to Friday


Dr. Erwin Ista




  • Clinical Epidemiology


How to apply

Detailed information about this course:


Those of us who work in health care know that promising research results or evidence-based guidelines do not easily become standard of clinical care. Therefore, a next step is needed after the results of a RCT or guidelines are published also known as implementation and dissemination. Because implementation is far from straightforward the and last decade the field of implementation science has emerged. This is a multidisciplinary field e.g. medicine, nursing, psychology, pharmacy, engineering, that aims to improve the relevance and uptake of research-based knowledge in real-world settings.

The course is made up of lectures in the morning, with interactive workshops in the afternoon. During these workshops, participants work on a proposal for an implementation research project. The proposals will be presented on the last day.


At the end of this course, students are able to:

  • Identify and understand relevant terms, definitions, and concepts in implementation science
  • Understand the role of theory, frameworks, and models in implementation science
  • Identify the role of intervention adaptation, fidelity, and stakeholder engagement in implementation science
  • Apply study designs and research methods commonly used to answer scientific questions in implementation science
  • Identify strategies for increasing the adoption, implementation, and sustainability of evidence-based healthcare improvement and disease prevention interventions in a variety of healthcare and public health settings
  • Write an implementation research proposal



Reduction on fees


50% reduction on our fees for participating institutes of NIHES

This 50% reduction is offered to participants formally appointed at the departments or sections participating in NIHES.

University Medical Center Rotterdam/Erasmus University Rotterdam:

  • Department of Epidemiology
  • Department of Public Health
  • Department of Psychiatry, Section of Medical Psychology and Psychotherapy
  • Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry/Psychology
  • Department of Medical Informatics
  • Department of General Practice
  • Erasmus School of Health Policy & Management
  • Generation R

50% reduction on our fees for NIHES affiliated partners

This 50% reduction is offered to participants formally appointed at the following NIHES affiliated partners:

University Medical Center Rotterdam/Erasmus University Rotterdam, departments of:

  • Dermatology
  • General Paediatrics
  • Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
  • Rehabilitation Medicine

Institute of Medical Education Research Rotterdam (iMERR)

Netherlands Cancer Institute/Antoni van Leeuwenhoek Hospital

  • Department of Cancer Epidemiology

25% reduction on our fees for partner institutes of NIHES

For participants formally appointed at the following departments, institutes:

  • Departments of Erasmus MC (except the departments mentioned above)
  • Addiction Research Institute (IVO)
  • Integraal Kankercentrum Zuid (IKZ)
  • Pallas Health Research and Consultancy
  • Municipal Health Service Amsterdam (GGD Amsterdam)
  • Municipal Health Service Rotterdam (GGD Rotterdam)
  • Havenpolikliniek
  • Admiraal De Ruyter Ziekenhuis

25% reduction for all (international) PhD students
Please state your supervisor/promotor’s name and email address on the application form (remarks field).

25% reduction on our course fees (maximum 3 EC points per academic year) for all NIHES alumni
Please state that you are a NIHES alumnus/alumna and the academic year you graduated (remarks field). Please note that the reduction on fees for alumni does not apply to the Erasmus Summer Programme.