Fundamentals of Implementation Science, University of Washington Department of Global Health E-Learning Program

Mar 18,2019 | Consortium_staff Training Opportunities

Date(s): September 16-December 1
Location: Online

Fundamentals of Implementation Science, taught by Dr. Arianna Means, is a collaborative, interactive, online course that provides students with an introduction to the emerging field of implementation research through lectures from global health leaders and opportunities to apply lessons learned on topics of global health importance.   You’ll learn how to use a systematic, scientific approach to find out “what works” and convey this information with greater speed, fidelity, quality, and efficiency to those who need it. Learn how to translate scientific research and data into on-the-ground policies and programs. This course also gives an overview of the emerging field of implementation research, by outlining methodologies and reviewing experiential case studies from global health leaders.


The format is collaborative and interactive, giving students an introduction by outlining various methods applied to improving implementation and using experiential case studies from global health leaders.  Learning activities include video lectures, readings, discussion forums, quizzes, and a group project. You can participate in this course as an independent participant or as part of a local site.

Participants are encouraged to attend as a local site with 6-10 people that will meet weekly to discuss topics taught in the course and to develop a group project. If unable to take this course as part of a local site, participants will be connected with other independent participants to work on the group project.


To be admitted to the course you must have a master’s degree in a health-related field or in the social sciences, or equivalent professional experience.

For additional information, visit the course website.