Fundamentals of Implementation Science

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Overview

In the United States, it’s estimated that it takes an average of 17 years from discovery of an intervention to its implementation at scale. This is called the know-do gap. For interventions outside of the US, this know-do gap is even larger. The goal of implementation science is to close the know-do gap.

In this course, you will learn how to use a systematic, scientific approach to find out what works and translate this information into on-the-ground policies and programs for those who need it. By the end, you will know how to apply high quality evaluation and assessment methods to your health interventions and identify and address the barriers to effective replication and scale-up of evidence-based interventions. The purpose of this course is to provide practical implementation science training for health professionals working in global health settings, particularly low and middle income country settings.

The course has recently been updated and revised, with new lectures and additional case studies developed by implementation science experts at the University of Washington.

Format

This online course has video lectures, readings, discussion forums, quizzes, and a final project. 

You can participate in this course as an independent participant or as part of a site with 5 or more people. Participating as a site group provides a forum for discussing course concepts and applying them to local context and customs. If you are participating independently, the online discussion boards provide a forum for these types of discussion. 

The course is taught in English. Participants should be comfortable with written and spoken English.

Eligibility

To be admitted to the course you must have a master’s degree in a health-related field or in the social sciences, or equivalent professional experience. Graduate students enrolled at the University of Washington can register for GH 541 Fundamentals of Implementation Science during spring quarter course via MyUW.

Enrollment Fees:

You can enroll in this course as part of a registered site group or you can apply as an independent participant

If part of a site group, your site coordinator will manage your group's enrollment fee. You may be asked to contribute towards this site fee. 

If an independent participant, you will be invoiced based on details and preferences you note in your application. OECD/LMIC rates are based on your current location.  Invoices are sent soon after the application period is over.

Site Group Enrollment Shipped Certificate (to site coordinator)
OECD Site Groups5-15 people: $199 USD per person; 15-40 people: $3000 USD 
LMIC Site Groups 5-40 people: $1500 USD 

For site groups made up of participants from a high-income country (OECD), the fee is determined by how many people are in your group.  For groups of 16-40 people, the fee is $3000 USD.  However, for smaller groups (OECD), we offer a discounted rate of $199 USD per person.

For site groups made up of participants from a low-middle income country (LMIC) we further discount the site rate down to $1500 USD for groups of at least 5 people (with a cap of 40 people for this course).

For site groups that may have a mix of both LMIC and OECD participants, the fee is based on the LMIC rate (of $1500 USD) plus $199 USD per OECD participant.  However, if it is more economical, a flat rate of $3000 USD is also an option.  Please inquire with us if you have questions about the fees at your site.

Independent ParticipantsEmailed Certificate (PDF)Shipped Certificate 
Independent (OECD)$299$399
Independent (LMIC)$199$299

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Payment is accepted via Flywire, a program that allows you to pay in your own currency or via wire transfer, Visa, or Mastercard credit cards. You will receive instructions to submit payment once you have been accepted into the course.