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Title Implementation Science – Implementation Leadership in Healthcare and Social Services
Course number 5249
Programme 0-Inte del av forskarutbildningsprogram
Language English
Credits 5.0
Date 2021-02-01 -- 2021-04-18
Responsible KI department Institutionen för neurobiologi, vårdvetenskap och samhälle
Specific entry requirements
Purpose of the course The course aims to increase the participant’s personal and scientific leadership capabilities regarding implementation research and enhance the opportunities to build international networks of learning with other course participants, teachers and researchers.
Intended learning outcomes At the end of the course the student needs to be able to:
• Demonstrate specialized personal and scientific leadership skills to influence implementation, and to support the development of these skills in other participants.
• Evaluate different aspects of contexts (macro, meso and micro level) and their potential to affect implementation research and practice.
• Critically appreciate how to design an effective implementation research project in order to have an impact on practice and policy.
• Demonstrate understanding of the challenges of leading implementation practice in and across health and social services.
Contents of the course The course covers subjects related to implementation science that are necessary for participants to successfully conduct implementation research and perform implementation practice. This includes the following topics: implementation leadership, macro, meso and micro context prerequisites, implementation strategies, and evaluation.
Teaching and learning activities Students will work individually and collectively. To enable transnational learning, the course will utilise a Technology Enabled Learning (TEL) strategy.

The course will provide lectures, seminars, peer reviews and workshops online. Students are expected to undertake self-directed learning, which include reading, critical analysis and assignments. The student will use an implementation-oriented project as a learning case. All teachers in the course are active researchers in the field of implementation science and collaborative research.
Compulsory elements The participants are expected to participate in the teaching and learning activities in the course. Absence will be compensated in agreement with the course director.
Examination The student’s knowledge and skills will be assessed in relation to the expected learning outcomes. Examination will involve an oral presentation and a written assignment. The written assignment will focus on developing a plan for an implementation research project, which the student will present and discuss in a seminar.
Literature and other teaching material Recommended literature:
GREENHALGH, T. 2017. How to implement evidence-based healthcare, John Wiley & Sons.

Scientific articles in the field of implementation research and leadership will be added and be accessible several weeks in advance of the course.
Number of students 10 - 30
Selection of students Selection will be based on 1) the relevance of the course syllabus for the applicant's doctoral project (according to written motivation), 2) start date of doctoral studies (priority given to earlier start date)
More information The course is provided within the EISEN network (European Implementation Science Education Network). More information about the EISEN network, please follow this link
Course days: February 1-2: Introduction to the course, lectures and group work. February 22-23: Lectures, group work and discussions. March 22-23: Lectures, group work and discussions. April 13: Examination seminar. April 18: Final day for submission of examination
Additional course leader
Latest course evaluation Not available
Course responsible Anne-Marie Boström
Institutionen för neurobiologi, vårdvetenskap och samhälle
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Contact person Linda Schöldberg
Institutionen för neurobiologi, vårdvetenskap och samhälle