Supplement your existing training with a tailored introduction to the essentials of Dissemination & Implementation.

Open to: WashU graduate and medical students, as well as WashU faculty, staff, and medical fellows.

M19-559 Dissemination and Implementation Science (3 credits)

• Offered in Fall
• Provide an overview of dissemination and implementation science (i.e., translational research in health);
• Understand the importance and the language of D&I science;
• Learn the designs, methods, and measures relevant to D&I;
• Distinguish differences and similarities across clinical, public health and policy settings;
• Identify selected tools for D&I research and practice.

Part of the Master of Population Health Sciences curriculum.

M17-540 Introduction to Dissemination & Implementation Science (3 credits)

• Offered in Fall
• Introduce field of dissemination and implementation research and science;
• Understand the importance of D&I science;
• Explore the theories and frameworks that are commonly used in D&I research and practice;
• Describe the importance of context at multiple levels in D&I science;
• Distinguish between implementation strategies and outcomes from those in efficacy and effectiveness research;
• Study designs, methods, and measures that support D&I science.

Part of the Master of Science in Clinical Investigation curriculum

M17-5420 Designing for Dissemination, Implementation & Sustainability: How to Maximize Impact and Equity (3 credits)

• Offered in Fall
• Introduce modern concepts in design thinking and how they affect dissemination, implementation, and sustainability of health interventions;
• Focuses on clinical and public health translational research practice;
• Overview of methods in all stages of the design thinking process (empathize, define, ideate, prototype, test);
• Explore how to ensure that products of research (interventions, materials, findings) are developed in ways that match well with the needs, resources, workflows, and contextual characteristics of the target audience and setting to maximize impact and equity.

Part of the Master of Science in Clinical Investigation curriculum.

M17-541 Implementation Science: Approaches in Local, Regional and Global Contexts (3 credits)

• Offered in Spring
• Explore epidemiological and experimental methods with distinctive utility for D&I research;
• Understand key concepts (e.g., adaptation, context) in implementation research;
• Focus on external validity as one of the key challenges to scientific advancement of implementation research;
• Learn established and emerging approaches to measurement and metrics in D&I;
• Cover emerging metrics in organizational culture, readiness, teams, as well as novel topics such as measurement for adaptation, context, sustainability (e.g., Program Sustainability Assessment Tool).

Part of the Master of Science in Clinical Investigation

M17-5544 Developing and Evaluating Implementation Strategies in Health and Social Services (3 credits)

• Offered in Spring
• Develop and evaluate implementation strategies;
• Introduce range of implementation strategies;
• Instruct on how to propose potential mechanisms of change;
• Rigorously evaluate implementation strategies;
• Intervention-, patient-, provider-, organizational-, policy and system-, and multi-level implementation strategies will be covered.

Part of the Master of Science in Clinical Investigation curriculum.

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