Implementation of complex interventions in healthcare, 7,5 ECTS

Subject course
Louise von Essen
Department of Women’s and Children’s Health
Department of Women’s and Children’s Health, Uppsala University
Uppsala universitet, Kvinnors och barns hälsa, Akademiska sjukhuset, 751 85 Uppsala
23-26 January, 2, 7-8 February, 1 March
Uppsala University, Detailed schedule will be announced later
8 weeks

Aim: To provide qualified insights in practical implementation of different healthcare
interventions such as new interventions and clinical guidelines and a broad overview of
research on how to improve healthcare.
Eligibility: Enrolled as PhD student, Good command in English. All lectures, assignments, and examinations will be in English.
General information: The course is open to PhD students in different fields relevant to
implementation of new knowledge in healthcare practice such as caring sciences, medicine, psychology, and public health.

After finishing the course the students should be able to:
•Understand and describe the complexity of implementation of interventions and clinical guidelines in healthcare practice
•Have in-depth knowledge of different theoretical perspectives, methods, and strategies with regard to implementation science and the relevance and usefulness of these for healthcare practice
•Understand and describe how implementation of interventions and guidelines can be measured and how to design studies with such a focus
•Explain and analyse what implementation of new knowledge in healthcare practice demands with regard to strategies, resources, and actors
•Apply all of the above mentioned in writing a research proposal to study implementation of an innovation in healthcare practice

1.Quality of Care & Implementation of change: Introduction and concepts
2.Measuring Quality of Care: Performance indicators & Barriers and facilitators for quality improvement
3.Characteristics of successful implementation strategies
4.Evaluation of implementation: Designs and methods & Interactive session
5.Implementation in practice and the role of different actors
6.Implementation and evaluation of community based participatory interventions
7.Workshop on intervention mapping
8.Final seminar

See the course plan for more information:

Active participation at all occasions as per below is required. Students are expected to prepare well before lectures and read three core articles before each lecture. Attendance is mandatory.
Examination includes two written assignments. The format for the final seminar is a live
video conference. Before the seminar each student writes a paper and reads other students’ papers. Each student presents his/her paper and functions as a discussant concerning another paper at the seminar.

The literature consists of articles and handouts.

Prof.dr. Theo van Achterberg, KU Leuven, Leuven
PhD, Senior lecturer Leif Eriksson, Uppsala University, Uppsala
Prof.dr. Marlies Hulscher, Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre, Nijmegen
PhD student Markus Saarijärvi, University of Gothenburg, Gothenburg
PhD, Researcher Joanne Woodford, Uppsala University, Uppsala

Hanna Taylor, course administrator,
Louise von Essen, course leader,

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