In this course, participants will gain the knowledge and competencies that enable them to effectively translate evidence-based innovations into their own settings.
Implementation science is a relatively novel field that builds on clinical research methods and adds specific methodological considerations to support successful translation of innovations into real-world settings. Such innovations include, but are not limited to: programs, practices, principles, procedures, products, pills, and policies. Implementation science is important because only a fraction of research evidence is translated into changes in practice, and it takes about 15 years to achieve such implementation in real-world settings.
In this course, participants will gain the knowledge and competencies that enable them to effectively translate evidence-based innovations into their own settings. Starting from the strength of evidence, patient and public involvement, and a contextual analysis, interventions and implementation strategies will be discussed and developed. The course will address evaluation both from an effectiveness as well as from an implementation process perspective. Participants will learn about case studies and examples from various contexts including high, middle and low resource settings and focus on the application of implementation science.
By the end of the course participants will:
To get the Certificate of completion and the 1 ECTS participants MUST:
The facilitators plan to be present in Lugano, and the course will be held entirely on-site. If face-to-face meeting was problematic for unforeseen reasons, the course could be held online or using a hybrid format.