Introduction to Quality Improvement & Knowledge Translation Research
- 4th term
- Clinical Investigation
- 3 credits
- Academic Year:
- 2020 - 2021
- Instruction Method:
- Class Times:
- Monday, 5:30 - 8:30pm
Introduces the basic principles of quality improvement/knowledge translation (QI/KT) research, and focuses on efforts aimed at increasing the extent to which patients receive evidence-based therapies. Didactic presentations and in-class discussions of the concepts, methods, and applications of QI/KT theory and practice use examples and methods from real-world QI/KT projects, Faculty with expertise in QI/KT research and interventions facilitate course sessions. Students taking the course for a grade develop a research paper and give a brief presentation related to one of the following criteria: outlines the development of a research proposal for a specific QI/KT topic; critically appraises a published guideline; systematically reviews of the literature around a QI/KT topic.
- Learning Objectives:
- Summarize the importance of and point of view regarding quality improvement/knowledge translation for policymakers, providers, and the public
- Describe one conceptual framework for quality improvement/knowledge translation research
- Identify and assess barriers and facilitators for quality improvement/knowledge translation interventions
- Discuss issues regarding the selection, tailoring, and implementation of quality improvement/knowledge translation interventions
- Apply the concepts and tools to a quality improvement/knowledge translation project of the student's choosing
- Methods of Assessment:
Students will be evaluated based on participation in in-class discussions and attendance (25%); an in class presentation (25%); and a final paper (50%).
- Enrollment Restriction:
GTPCI degree students and SOCI training program students only.
- Instructor Consent:
No consent required