This course provides students' with the knowledge skills to implement evidence into healthcare policy and practice using contemporary knowledge translation methods. Knowledge translation is a dynamic and iterative process that includes synthesis, dissemination, exchange and application of knowledge to improve health and strengthen the health care system.
Availability2018 Course Timetables
- Trimester 3 - 2018
On successful completion of the course students will be able to:
1. Analyse contemporary methods for knowledge translation in healthcare
2. Identify an area of policy and practice in need of knowledge translation
3. Assess the barriers to knowledge use and identify potential mitigators
4. Design a knowledge translation project to improve knowledge use
5. Develop a plan to evaluate the impact of the knowledge translation project on knowledge use
- Models and frameworks for knowledge translation in health care
- Identifying, reviewing and selecting knowledge for translation
- Adapting knowledge to local contexts
- Assessing barriers and facilitators to knowledge use
- Selecting, tailoring and implementing interventions to address barriers to knowledge use
- Monitoring knowledge use
- Evaluating outcomes of knowledge use
- Developing mechanisms of knowledge use
An understanding of contemporary healthcare issues. Academic reading and writing skills, ability to access and evaluate information from a variety of sources, skills in critical analysis, critical judgement, synthesis and evaluation.
Online Learning Activity: Blog (Local knowledge-practice gap) - Weighting: 20% *
Presentation: Barriers to knowledge use - Weighting: 30% *
Proposal / Plan: Knowledge Translation project and evaluation plan - Weighting: 50% *
* This assessment has a compulsory requirement.
In order to pass this course, each student must complete ALL of the following compulsory requirements:
Course Assessment Requirements:
- Proposal / Plan: Attempt / Submission Requirement - Students must attempt/submit this assessment item to pass the course.
- Presentation: Attempt / Submission Requirement - Students must attempt/submit this assessment item to pass the course.
- Online Learning Activity: Attempt / Submission Requirement - Students must attempt/submit this assessment item to pass the course.
Online 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term starting in week 1
Online 8 hour(s) per Week for Full Term starting in week 1