Implementation Science

Objectives for the Course

Students will explore the current literature on implementation science; be introduced to innovative scientific methods and tools of diverse disciplines to understand and overcome impediments to implementation and facilitate scale-up; and use case studies to identify and examine implementation successes and failures. At the end of the course, participants should be able to:

  1. Identify the major factors that limit the translation of efficacy trials to effective health programs, and describe the role of complementary research methods in the development of evidence-based health programs and policies.
  2. Explain appropriate research and evaluation methods to overcome impediments to implementation and facilitate timely scale-up of proven interventions with high levels of fidelity and effectiveness.
  3. Contextualize and explain real-world examples in which efficacious interventions failed or succeeded.
  4. Describe the framework for designing successful implementation strategies.