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Implementation: Making Change Happen in Tobacco Control

4th term
Online Programs for Applied Learning
3 credits
Academic Year:
2021 - 2022
Instruction Method:
Auditors Allowed:
Grading Restriction:
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Course Instructors:
Joanna Cohen

Provides an introduction to implementation science in the context of tobacco control. Identifies the challenges associated with tobacco control policy/program implementation and highlights how implementation science can address them. Discusses commonly used implementation frameworks and emphasizes implementation determinants, strategies, and outcomes that may help guide implementation efforts. Examines key implementation topics in the context of tobacco control including industry interference, enforcement and compliance.

Learning Objectives:

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

  1. Develop an understanding of implementation determinants, strategies, and outcomes that can help guide implementation efforts
  2. Determine the barriers and challenges that arise when implementing tobacco control policies/programs
  3. Apply common implementation frameworks to analyze tobacco control policy/program implementation issues
  4. Explain the relationships between implementation and industry interference, enforcement, and compliance in the context of tobacco control
  5. Identify issues regarding the scaling up and sustainability of tobacco control programs
  6. Develop and tailor courses of action to successfully implement an intervention
Methods of Assessment:

Participation: 10%, Written Assignments: 50%, Final Presentation: 40%

Enrollment Restriction:

Restricted to students in OPAL Certificate in Global Tobacco Control

Instructor Consent:

No consent required