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Implementation Science Concepts, Methods & Study Designs

Course Status

Summer Institute
Academic Year
2024 - 2025
Instruction Method
Hybrid In-person and Synchronous Online
Auditors Allowed
Available to Undergraduate
Grading Restriction
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Contact Name
Frequency Schedule
Every Year
Implementation science is an emerging, multidisciplinary field seeking to translate evidence based interventions and practice into meaningful population impact. Interested in implementation science but not quite sure how exactly it differs from clinical effectiveness research or public health practice? This course will help you to formulate implementation science questions, outcomes and study designs.
Digs into how to conceptualize implementation science questions, define implementation outcomes, and leverage frameworks and designs to achieve public health impact.
Learning Objectives
Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
  1. Articulate what implementation science is and how to formulate implementation research questions
  2. Differentiate between determinant, process and evaluative implementation frameworks and models and understand when to apply them
  3. Identify how to select and specify an implementation strategy
  4. Describe implementation outcomes and measures
  5. Identify basic study designs and considerations in implementation research
  6. Consider the role of community priorities and best practices for community engagement in implementation research
Methods of Assessment
This course is evaluated as follows:
  • 30% Assignments
  • 20% Lab Assignments
  • 15% Quizzes
  • 10% Discussion
  • 25% Final Presentation
Special Comments

Students taking this course should not enroll in 330.650.81 Methods in Implementation Science

This is a hybrid course with both a synchronous online section (340.716.49) and an in-person section (340.716.11) Please choose the modality you need (either online or in-person) when registering in SIS.