Certificate Program in Implementation Science: Translating Evidence
into Practice, Policy and Public Health
Implementation science seeks to translate the results of clinical reseach into everyday clinical practice and public health. The goal of Implementation Science is to ensure that the knowledge and materials produced by health research actually leads to improved population health by: 1) reaching the people for whom they are intended; 2) being adapted to local circumstances; and 3) being implemented effectively, safely, equitably, and in a timely and patient-centered manner.
This part-time program offers a series of courses focused on applied methods of implementation, particularly as they relate to developing more effective interventions to promote translation of specific evidence-based findings into everyday practice. The program is designed for people from a broad range of professional settings who are currently engaged in the development, implementation, and evaluation of programs to promote and improve health and health care quality, including clinical and public health researchers, quality improvement officers, community-based clinic staff, public health and public policy practitioners, and clinicians.
Upon completion of the program, scholars will be able to:
Although not required, prior methodologic training in how evidence is created will allow scholars to best take advantage of this curriculum. This prior training could be in the form of a master's degree or higher in public health, clinical research or epidemiology.
The prior training is also met by having completed the Advanced Training in Clinical Research Certificate Program.
Successful completion of two required courses and two elective courses are necessary to earn the Implementation Science Certificate. The program is most optimally experienced by starting with the Spring introductory course, Translating Evidence Into Practice: Theory and Design EPI 245, which gives a broad overview of the scope and philosophy of the field. While it is possible to begin the program in other quarters, we recommend starting in the Spring to maximally benefit from the courses. Courses may be taken any time over the 24 months following enrollment.
Translating Evidence Into Practice: Theory and Design
Translating Practice into Evidence: Community Engaged Research
Program Evaluation in Clinical and Public Health Settings EPI 242
Evidence Into Practice: Individual-Centered Implementation Strategies
Evidence Into Practice: System-Centered Implementation Strategies
Location: All classes are held at Mission Hall: Global Health & Clinical Sciences Building at UCSF Mission Bay.
To apply for the Implementation Science Certificate Program for the Spring Quarter, please complete the application by March 12, 2018. For scholars desiring to start in other quarters, the application is due 3 weeks prior to the first day of class.
Tuition: Participants in the Implementation Science certificate program will receive a discount of 15% over individual course prices. Scholars who wish to take more than 4 courses will receive 15% discount on course fees for the additional courses. See application for payment information.
Scholars who are unable to complete coursework over the course of 24 months will be charged any difference in course price in the subsequent years.
Scholars who withdraw prior to completing 4 courses may receive a partial refund. In calculating the amount of the refund, the standard, individual course price of courses taken will be subtracted from the program fee plus a $150 withdrawal fee