Implementation Science [EL007]

Course highlights

EC points


Start date


End date


Course days

Monday to Friday


Dr. Erwin Ista

Course fee

€ 945


Erasmus MC, Rotterdam NL




  • Clinical Epidemiology


How to apply

Detailed information about this course:


Have you ever been frustrated that evidence-based promising innovations have not been adopted and implemented in your healthcare setting? If you would like to tackle this frustration, our course is perfectly suitable for you!

In health care, promising research results or evidence-based guidelines do not automatically become standard of clinical care. Therefore, a next step, also known as implementation and dissemination, is necessary. Implementation science is the study of methods and strategies that facilitate the uptake of evidence-based research findings in healthcare settings. Within this emerging field it is crucial that professionals from medicine, nursing, psychology, pharmacy, and engineering collaborate.

In this course you will learn the theory, operational and evaluation approaches of implementation science and how to apply implementation strategies in practice.

The course includes lectures from guest speakers, best-practice case examples, and interactive sessions in which participants prepare a proposal for an implementation (research) project. The proposals will be presented on the last day.


  • Introduction to Implementation Science
  • Frameworks and models in implementation science
  • Individual and contextual influences on implementation
  • Use of change strategies
  • Implementation research methods & outcomes
  • De-implementation
  • Implementation of technological interventions

See 'how to apply' for the course registration period.


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

  • Understand terms, definitions, and concepts in implementation science
  • Understand the roles of theory, frameworks, and models
  • Understand the roles of intervention adoption, fidelity, and stakeholder engagement
  • Being able to 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 interventions in various healthcare and public health settings
  • Understand best-practice case examples from different contexts

Participant profile

Healthcare professionals, clinical researchers, policy-makers involved in an implementation project within healthcare services, or planning to carry out projects.


Assignment(s), Attendance

Reduction on fees

PLEASE NOTE: This does not apply to the fee of the research master programmes (120 EC points)

No fees are charged for  Erasmus MC PhD candidates, provided they have an account in Hora Finita, the Erasmus University PhD registration system. When submitting the application, you can state that someone else pays your tuition fee.

In case of cancellation or no show, the cancellation policy applies based on the full course fee.


25% reduction for all (international) PhD candidates without formal appointment at Erasmus MC

Upon receipt of your application you will receive a request to upload proof of enrollment as a PhD candidate.