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Swedish title Folkhälsovetenskaplig interventions- och implementeringsforskning
English title Public health intervention and implementation research
Course number 2454
Credits 7.5
Responsible KI department Institutet för miljömedicin
Specific entry requirements
Grading Passed /Not passed
Established by The Board of Doctoral Education
Established 2017-03-01
Purpose of the course The purpose of the course is to train doctoral students in the latest knowledge and developments in theory, method and practice in the field of public health intervention and implementation research necessary to design and conduct trials to the highest possible standards in a given context, to build evidence-based practice.
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. Describe models and frameworks of intervention and implementation research
5. Design an intervention study, which includes a relevant problem theory and a programme theory, appraisal of ethical aspects as well as evaluation design
6. Design the implementation of an evidence-based programme or practice, and describe the evaluation design
7. Understand concepts of fidelity and adaptation
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 in intervention and implementation research
2. How to apply a theoretical perspective using relevant change theories
3. Intervention and implementation core components, barriers and facilitators
4. Appropriate study designs for process and outcome evaluation
5. Systematic and critical appraisal of published intervention and implementation studies
6. 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 assignments 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 theoretical frameworks, not the least ethical aspects, in an analytical and reflective practice and to apply this on the students own research projects. All teachers in the course are active researchers in the field of intervention and implementation research.
Compulsory elements Participation in scheduled seminars and group work and examination 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, oral presentation of the report and opposition
Literature and other teaching material Brownson RC, Baker EA, Left TL, Gillespie KN, True WR (2011). Evidence-Based Public Health.

Brownson RC, Colditz GA, Proctor EK (2012). Dissemination and Implementation Research in Health: Translating Science to Practice

A further specification of recommended research articles relevant for the course will be provided prior to the start of the course and during the course.
Course responsible Lydia Kwak
Institutet för miljömedicin

Contact person Johanna Bergman
Institutet för miljömedicin

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