Implementation Science Short Course

This two-day course, now held in an online interactive format, is an introduction to understanding and applying key concepts of Implementation Science in a small group setting with individualized attention. The Short Course provides a one-of-a-kind opportunity for learners to advance their in-depth understanding of the growing field of Implementation Science, while simultaneously advancing their own work and research ideas in this space. Learners will complete this course with concrete examples applying relevant Implementation Science theory to their own research area. Join us to acquire new knowledge and skills as well as meet and collaborate with other Implementation Science researchers.

Spring 2021 dates: May 27-28

Audience

The course is geared for those working in healthcare or public health settings with existing familiarity of clinical or health services research methods. However, this audience includes practitioners and healthcare leadership in addition to more traditional investigators/researchers. There will be dedicated instruction by the core Implementation Science faculty.

Format

The course will use a combination of interactive didactic methods, real-time assignments (with dedicated time to work through specific content areas/topics), small groups and one-on-one faculty/learner discussions to get personalized feedback on the overall concepts as well as the application to one’s work.

Course Material

The major content areas covered by this course include:

  • Core principles of Implementation Science
  • Identifying evidence and making the case for translation
  • Reflections on community engagement
  • Defining the evidence-practice gap in behavioral terms
  • Implementation science intervention planning: Introduction and Application of the Capability, Opportunity, and Motivation behavioral theory (COM-B)
  • Implementation science measurement and evaluation frameworks

Faculty

  • Maria Garcia, MD, MPH, MAS
    Co-Director of the UCSF Implementation Science Program, Assistant Professor of Medicine
  • Priya Shete, MD, MPH
    Co-Director of the UCSF Implementation Science Program, Assistant Professor of Medicine
  • Emilia DeMarchis, MD, MAS
    Course Co-Director of the Implementation Science Short Course, Assistant Professor of Family & Community Medicine
  • Matthew Spinelli, MD, MAS
    Course Co-Director of the Implementation Science Short Course, Assistant Professor of Medicine

Accreditation

The University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine (UCSF) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

UCSF designates this live activity for a maximum of 11.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This CME activity meets the requirements under California Assembly Bill 1195, continuing education and cultural and linguistic competency.