Fundamentals of Implementation Science Programme

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Welcome to our Fundamentals of Implementation Science Programme, which will introduce users to the science of implementation in the context of non-communicable disease programmes for low- and middle-income settings and vulnerable populations in high-income settings.

The programme is free to access and includes preliminary reading, seven modules of specially curated content, and the option for self-certification on completion.

It takes nine hours to complete the core content, plus additional time to complete quizzes, further reading, and reflection.

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Preliminary Reading

A guide to implementation research in the prevention and control of noncommunicable diseases (World Health Organization. (2016). A guide to implementation research in the prevention and control of noncommunicable diseases. Geneva: World Health Organization; 2016. Licence: CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 IGO.)

Implementation research in health: a practical guide. (Peters, D. H., Tran, N. T., & Adam, T. (2013). Implementation research in health: a practical guide. World Health Organization.)

Implementation research: what it is and how to do it. (Peters, D. H., Adam, T., Alonge, O., Agyepong, I. A., & Tran, N. (2013). Implementation research: what it is and how to do it. BMJ (Clinical research ed.), 347, f6753.

Programme content

Module 1: Introduction to implementation science

Dr. Brian Oldenburg

Dr. Vilma Irazola

Lecture 1A Bridging the research-to-practice gap with implementation science | Brian Oldenburg

Lecture 1B Key concepts, models, and issues | Leslie Johnson

Lecture 1C Implementation study questions and designs | Vilma Irazola

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Module 2: The nuts and bolts of implementation science

Dr. Vilma Irazola

Dr. Rajesh Vedanthan

Dr. Pilvikki Absetz

Lecture 2A Theories, models, and frameworks for implementation research | Pilvikki Absetz

Lecture 2B A practical application of XXXX framework | Rajesh Vedanthan

Lecture 2C Introduction to implementation strategies | Pilvikki Absetz

Lecture 2D Interventions and measurements at different levels – part 2 | Vilma Irazola

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Theory at a Glance.

Articles of TMF mentioned in Lecture 2A

Recommended Reading

Models, Theories and Frameworks: Design and Implementation

Models, Theories and Frameworks: Evaluation

Module 3: Implementation science case studies from low- and middle-income countries

Dr. Lijing Yan

Dr. Catherine Kyobutungi

Dr. Zahra Aziz

Lecture 3A Case study – China | Lijing Yan

Lecture 3B Case study – Kenya | Catherine Kyobutungi

Lecture 3C Case study – India | Zahra Aziz

Lecture 3D New case study coming soon…

Module 4: A population perspective for implementation science

Dr. Ed Gregg

Lecture 4A Building the evidence base for dissemination and implementation: A population and public health perspective | Ed Gregg

Lecture 4B Surveillance to natural experiments | Ed Gregg

Module 5: Stakeholder engagement and cultural adaptation

Dr. Rachel Sturke

Dr. Pilvikki Absetz

Lecture 5A Stakeholder engagement and community participatory approaches | Rachel Sturke

Lecture 5B New lecture coming soon…

Lecture 5C Cultural adaptation and context for program design, implementation, and evaluation | Pilvikki Absetz

Recommended Reading

Cultural Adaptation

Stakeholder Engagement & Community Participation

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Module 6: Implementation research funding and capacity building

Dr. Rajesh Vedanthan

Dr. Brian Oldenburg

Carolyn Johnson

Lecture 6A How to propose a good topic and get funded | Rajesh Vedanthan

Lecture 6B Implementation research: Teams, networks, and training | Rajesh Vedanthan

Lecture 6C The GACD funding model | Carolyn Johnson

Lecture 6D Building capacity for implementation science in LMICs | Brian Oldenburg

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Study Design

Study Measure

Grant Writing/Funding

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Module 7: Career development in implementation science and beyond

Dr. Brian Oldenburg

Dr. Kavita Singh

Dr. Dawn Duke

Lecture 7A Developing a career in a global world | Brian Oldenburg

Lecture 7B Career development in a global world | Kavita Singh

Lecture 7C Progressing your career | Dawn Duke

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