Implementation Science Short Course, University of California San Francisco

Mar 20,2021 | Consortium_staff Training Opportunities

Date(s): May 27-28
Location: Virtual

This two-day course, 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 using concrete examples from their own research area while applying relevant implementation science theory. Join to acquire new knowledge and skills as well as meet and collaborate with other implementation science researchers.


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


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

For more information and to register, view the course website.