SW 621 Implementation Science in Clinical Practice

3 credits

This course grounds students in implementation science as applied to clinical practice. Course content is based on the scientific study of methods that systematically bring cutting-edge research findings into everyday practice settings to improve clinical outcomes (translational practice) and commits students to the dissemination of findings through a variety of venues. The course will provide students with knowledge and skills needed to analyze evidence-based practice research and its applicability in clinical settings using a TI-HR perspective. Central to this course is the development of skills needed to evaluate the implementation processes as applied in various direct practice settings based on clearly defined outcomes and strategically planned implementation process models. Further, the course provides students with an integrative framework that explores the determinants of successful implementation in relation to core interventions goals with their target populations and problems. Students will examine strategic action fields, core programmatic elements, intervention options, and the logic and stages of change dynamics.