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Title Public health intervention and implementation research
Course number 2454
Programme Folkhälsovetenskap
Language English
Credits 7.5
Date 2013-10-28 -- 2013-11-26
Responsible KI department Institutet för miljömedicin
Specific entry requirements
Intended learning outcomes At the end of the course the student should be able to:
1. Define core concepts in intervention and implementation research
2. Understand the concept of evidence-based public health
3. Understand how to critically appraise published intervention and implementation studies, as well as systematic reviews in public health
4. Design an intervention study, which includes a relevant problem theory and a programme theory, as well as appraisal of ethical aspects
5. Design the implementation of an evidence-based programme or practice, and describe the design of the evaluation
Contents of the course As this course aims at giving doctoral students knowledge in theory, method and practice in the field of public health intervention and implementation research, the content focuses on the following themes: 1. Models and frameworks, including core concepts and their interrelation, within the field of intervention and implementation research 2. How to apply a theoretical perspective based in public health science, using relevant change theories 3. Models of intervention and implementation programmes in a multilevel perspective and the design of evaluation studies 4. Intervention and implementation core components, success factors and barriers 5. Application of ethics on specific subjects/areas of intervention, implementation and evaluation 6. Systematic and critical appraisal of published intervention and implementation studies 7. Dissemination of scientific results
Teaching and learning activities The course is based on lectures in combination with seminars in order to promote a reflective, analytical and critical approach towards this research field. The course will also use group work and group discussions to promote the students active participation in their learning process, as well as the ability to accomplish tasks both individually and in groups. All teaching activities aim at enhancing the student¿s ability to apply for example core concepts and theory/theoretical frameworks, not the least ethical aspects, in an analytical and reflective practice of their own in order to apply this on the students own research projects.
Compulsory elements Participation in scheduled seminars and group work is compulsory. Absence is compensated through a written summary of the literature for the seminar where the absence occurred.
Examination The students' knowledge and skills in theory, method and practice in the field of public health interventions and implementation research will be assessed in relation to the expected learning outcomes through the following examinations: a. Active participation in seminars with presentations, in discussions and short seminar reports b. A written project report and individual oral presentations of the reports
Literature and other teaching material Compulsory literature: Brownson RC, Colditz GA, Proctor EK (2012). Dissemination and implementation research in health. Translating Science to Practice. Oxford University Press, New York Fraser MW, Richman JM, Galinsky MJ, Day SH (2009). Intervention research: Developing social programs. Oxford University Press, New York
Number of students 12 - 20
Selection of students If there are more applicants than the maximum number of students a selection will be made based on whether the student is currently involved in an intervention or implementation research project. Those who are will be selected first.
More information Meetings will be scheduled on Mondays and Tuesdays, additional work will be done from home. The course will be given at the Institute for Environmental Medicine, KI.
Additional course leader
Earlier evaluation of the course Not available
Course responsible Lydia Kwak
Institutet för miljömedicin

Lydia.Kwak@ki.se
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