What is Implementation Science?
Implementation Science addresses one of the biggest challenges in health and social care today - how to get the best of what we know delivered in routine practice. This is vital for people to get the treatments and care for which there is evidence of real benefit.
Bringing together knowledge from research and practice, this module will equip you with the skills to critically research, select, and adapt the implementation strategies needed to deliver evidence-based care to people with complex advanced and chronic care needs.
About the module
This online module will enable you to develop critical skills in implementation science so that you can lead change in key advanced and chronic care issues such as shared decision-making, advance care planning, and medication management.
You will have the opportunity to learn from experts in advanced and chronic care through lectures, small group work, and online activities.
You will be introduced to different approaches to implementing evidence in advanced and chronic care, and will learn how to critically apply implementation theories and frameworks.
Complementary threads of stakeholder engagement and evaluative research methods run through the module, enabling you to develop the skill-set of a well-rounded implementation scientist.
The content of this module is mapped to the Medical Research Council’s Complex Interventions Framework, so your learning will align with the priorities of service delivery and major research funders.
Students receive 20 Level 7 credits on successfully completing this module.
You can take the module on its own or as part of a postgraduate research degree at Hull York Medical School (MSc, MD, or PhD).
This online module will enable you to study flexibly, although students should endeavour to take part in the online group discussion sessions held each Thursday morning.
Who is this module for?
This module is ideal for clinicians or researchers interested in applied clinical and health research and/or quality improvement who are looking to develop their implementation expertise.
The module is also suitable for NIHR Doctoral Fellows and Trainees (e.g. NIHR Integrated Academic Training Programme).