Introductory course on knowledge synthesis for knowledge users, Knowledge Translation Program
Date(s): January 8–April 5, 2024
The introductory course on knowledge synthesis for knowledge users is an online course offered once a year through the Dalla Lana School of Public Health at the University of Toronto and the Knowledge Translation Program of St. Michael’s Hospital. This course is co-taught by Dr. Sharon Straus (MD) and Dr. Andrea Tricco (PhD). The overall course objective is to teach about knowledge synthesis in general, as well as how to go about conducting a knowledge synthesis. It is recommended that students conduct a knowledge synthesis while taking this course, as the information provided will help guide the knowledge synthesis process. By the end of this course, participants will have a protocol ready for registration that has been reviewed by the course directors.
The course will cover 17 modules in total. Each module consists of a video presentation, mandatory readings, optional readings, and a mandatory quiz. In addition, there are two assignments related to developing a knowledge synthesis question and protocol. The students will have approximately 3 months to complete the course and the course instructors will provide high-level methodological support for the knowledge synthesis.
Applications will be accepted until January 22 or until course is full.
For more information, visit the course website.