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Methods in Implementation Science

3rd Term
Mental Health
Academic Year
2022 - 2023
Instruction Method
Asynchronous Online
Auditors Allowed
Yes, with instructor consent
Available to Undergraduate
Grading Restriction
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Course Instructor(s)
Contact Name
Frequency Schedule
Every Year

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