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Translating Evidence Into Practice:
Individual-Centered Implementation Strategies
EPI 246 Fall 2016 (2 units)



OBJECTIVES

This course will focus on developing interventions for individual health behavior change and will include behavior change strategies at the individual, interpersonal, and system/community level. Goals are to enable scholars to develop practical frameworks to integrate principles of behavior change theory, evidence for effective tools, and practical implementation strategies into the design of health interventions. At the end of the course, scholars will be able to:

  • Understand behavior change theories commonly used in development of health interventions;
  • Incorporate behavior change theories into a framework that applies to their area of interest;
  • Design a strategy to apply specific practical tools for behavior change to one or more components of an intervention project they are considering; and
  • Incorporate an evaluation plan into their implementation strategy.
PREREQUISITES

Designing Clinical Research (EPI 202) and Translating Evidence Into Practice: Theory and Design (EPI 245). Exceptions to this prerequisite may be made with the consent of the Course Director, space permitting.

FACULTY

Course Director:

Margaret Handley, PhD, MPH
Phone: 415-206-5333
email: handleym@medsfgh.ucsf.edu

Course Co-Director: Courtney Lyles, PhD
email: courtney.lyles@ucsf.edu
Teaching Assistant: Josh Demb, MPH
email: josh.demb@ucsf.edu


FORMAT

1. Lectures: Thursdays: 2:45 - 3:45 PM, September 15 through November 17.

2. Small Group Sections: Thursdays: 3:45 - 4:15 PM, September 15 through November 17.

TEXTBOOK

Required:

1.The Behaviour Change Wheel. A Guide To Designing Interventions. Written by Susan Michie, Lou Atkins & Robert West. 2015.

2. Theory at a Glance: A Guide for Health Promotion Practice. US Dept Health and Human Services, NIH, 2005.

Recommended: Health Behavior and Health Education: Theory, Research, and Practice by Karen Glanz. Jossey-Bass. 5th edition. 2015. A shorter version can be downloaded from the web.

Books may be purchased either through the publisher or a variety of commercial venues (e.g., Amazon.com).

GRADING

Grades will be based on successful completion of weekly homework assignments (50%) and final protocol presentation (50%). Weekly homework assignments are due the following Thursday after they are assigned, by midnight. Homework may not be reviewed at all if they are late.

Students not in full-year TICR Programs who satisfactorily pass all course requirements will, upon request, receive a Certificate of Course Completion.

ENROLLMENT

This course is open to a limited number of individuals outside of the ATCR and Master's programs. Preference is given to UCSF-affiliated personnel. We regret that auditing is not permitted. To apply for this course, please fill out and submit the application below. Cost and submission information are in the application.

To apply for this course, please fill out and submit the application below. Please see our fees page for cost information. The deadline for application is August 29, 2016. Only one application needs to be completed for all courses desired during the quarter.

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