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550.601.81 Implementation Research and Practice

2nd term
3 credits
Academic Year:
2019 - 2020
Auditors Allowed:
Yes, with instructor consent
Grading Restriction:
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Melissa Davey-Rothwell
Course Instructor s:

Introduction to Online Learning is required prior to participating in any of the School's Internet-based courses.


Combines didactic methods and group activities to explore the rapidly evolving topic of implementation as it pertains to public health research and practice. Provides an overview of the concepts, the theories, tools, and methods used to advance implementation research and practice. Presents key principles of implementation science from a multidisciplinary perspective and provides practical applications of those principles in both practice and research-based settings.

Learning Objectives:

Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:

  1. Identify the relevant nomenclature and disciplines that contribute to implementation research and practice in order to develop future implementation projects.
  2. Apply key implementation science constructs and theories to public health problems.
  3. Distinguish implementation outcomes from efficacy, service, and client outcomes.
  4. Apply strategies for improving the adoption of evidence-based interventions in a variety of setting.
  5. Characterize different types of evidence in public health interventions and frameworks for evaluating evidence.
  6. Recognize and critically evaluate common study designs and methods for addressing implementation research aims.
  7. Develop an implementation research and practice grant proposal by applying concepts, theories, and methods in implementation science to public health problems.
Methods of Assessment:

Evaluation based on Group and Individual assignments (40%), Participation -(20%- includes completion of Laboratory work, 5 Live talks attendance/ viewing ), 2 quizzes (10%) and Group final paper (30%-proposal for an implementation research project or program)

Enrollment Restriction:

Graduate students and postdoctoral fellows

Instructor Consent:

No consent required

Jointly Offered With: