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Methods in Implementation Science

3rd term
Mental Health
3 credits
Academic Year:
2021 - 2022
Instruction Method:
Asynchronous Online
Auditors Allowed:
Yes, with instructor consent
Undergrads Allowed:
Grading Restriction:
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Course Instructors:
Emily Haroz

Introduction to Online Learning is required prior to participating in any of the School's Internet-based courses. Implementation Research and Practice 550.601


Implementation science is the study of methods that influence the integration of evidence-based interventions into practice settings. It is now a major priority for many healthcare organizations and funders. Have you heard about implementation science, but want to know how to conduct research in it?

Introduces methods, research designs and evaluation approaches that can be used to study implementation science questions. Includes an introduction of methods such as mixed-methods, measurement validity and reliability, randomized and non-randomized designs, and simulation studies using examples from mental and behavioral health settings.

Learning Objectives:

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

  1. Identify a range of methods, study designs and evaluation approaches that can be used to answer implementation science questions
  2. Evaluate the relevance of study designs used for efficacy, effectiveness, and implementation research
  3. Summarize the uses and standards of key implementation science methods, study designs and evaluation approaches
  4. Apply implementation science study designs and evaluation methods to key implementation science questions
  5. Assess the quality of implementation methods, designs and evaluations in research designed and conducted by others in mental and behavioral health settings
  6. Design an evaluation of an implementation strategy by applying concepts, theories, and methods
Methods of Assessment:

This course is evaluated as follows:

  • 10% Participation
  • 25% Discussion Board
  • 5% Assignments
  • 60% Final Project

Instructor Consent:

No consent required