Implementation Science [EL007]

Course highlights

EC points

1.4

Start date

21-03-2022

End date

25-03-2022

Course days

Monday to Friday

Faculty

Dr. Erwin Ista

Course fee

€ 910

Location

Hybrid

Level

Intermediate

Disciplines

  • Clinical Epidemiology

Application

How to apply

Detailed information about this course:

Description

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, also known as implementation and dissemination, is needed after the results of a RCT or guidelines are published. The field of implementation science has emerged, and this multidisciplinary field with professionals from medicine, nursing, psychology, pharmacy, engineering, aims to enhance the uptake of research-based knowledge in real-world settings.

The course includes lectures, guest speakers, and interactive workshops. During these workshops, participants work on a proposal for an implementation (research) project. The proposals will be presented on the last day.


Topics for lectures/curriculum

  • Introduction to Implementation Science
  • Frameworks, and models in implementation science
  • Individual and contextual influences on implementation
  • Effective implementation & use of change strategies
  • Implementation research & outcomes
  • De-Implementation (de-adoption)
  • Publishing implementation research

Disclaimer: This course is part of a trial with hybrid courses (can be followed both at Erasmus MC and online). In the event the hybrid setup is no longer possible, the course will be taught fully online in order to ensure all participants are able to join the course. However, we fully intend to organize this course as a hybrid course. Participants will be asked at a later stage to indicate whether they want to participate in class or online - note that there are limited in-class places available.

Objectives

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

Participant profile

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

Assessment

Assignment(s)


Reduction on fees

PLEASE NOTE THIS DOES NOT APPLY TO THE RESEARCH MASTERS (120 EC points)

No fees are charged for participation of Erasmus MC PhD candidates

Please note that in case of cancellation or no show, the cancellation policy applies based on the full course fee.

 

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

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