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An Introduction to Implementation Science

Key information

Subject area:

Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience

Course type:

Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

Credit level:

Not for credit


6 weeks

Available course dates:

From: 01 October 2024 To: 18 November 2024
Application deadline: 23 September 2024

Course overview

The course covers the core scientific principles and investigative methodologies of implementation science, including quantitative, qualitative and econometric approaches. It has a strong theoretical underpinning, drawing on theories, frameworks and models that can be used in the planning, development, implementation and evaluation of health and care interventions. Equally, it has a strong practical focus, providing you with ‘take-home’ tools, checklists and other resources that can help you to develop interventions in different health and care settings.

This introductory module in implementation science will provide you with the basic knowledge required to conduct implementation research or to apply the implementation theories and frameworks to their practice. The module could be taken as a standalone module.

If you take the module, you will also be able to access discounted rates to attend a practical two-day face-to-face Implementation Science Masterclass. This is run annually in June/July, however it will not run in 2024 and the next one will take place in June 2025. The Masterclass includes lectures from world-renowned experts in the field and small-group interactive workshops facilitated by world-leading researchers, and the opportunity of more detailed advice on how to work more effectively on your own implementation projects.

What does this course cover?

  • Week 1: An introduction to implementation science
  • Week 2: Implementation study design 
  • Weeks 3 and 4: Frameworks and theories 
  • Week 5: Evaluation topics
  • Week 6: Engaging with stakeholders, scalability and sustainability



What will I achieve?

  • Demonstrate an awareness of the role of implementation science in health and social care, and critically discuss this in relation to fields such as knowledge translation, translational medicine and healthcare innovation.
  • Distinguish implementation outcomes from clinical efficacy, service and client outcomes.
  • Display a good understanding of the core scientific principles and investigative methodologies of implementation science, including quantitative, qualitative and mixed methods approaches.
  • Display an in-depth understanding of theories, frameworks and tools for the planning, development, implementation and evaluation of health interventions.
  • Display a foundational understanding of the application of hybrid designs in applied health research.
  • Develop an appreciation of different implementation approaches and strategies for different implementation research questions.


What is the teaching schedule?

This module will be taught completely online, with weekly recorded lectures supplemented with live seminars and group work. Module content, including lecturers’ PowerPoint presentations will be accessed via the College e-Learning service, KEATS. The module will be delivered by postdoctoral researchers, teaching fellows and lecturers based at the Centre for Implementation Science and King’s Improvement Science at King’s College London and our NIHR ARC South London partners at St George’s, University of London, Kingston University, and the University of East Anglia.

Fees and discounts

Full course fee: £1,875

Discounts are available:

  • £1,400 for ARC South London members, NHS staff, students and charity/NGO workers
  • £950 for students at King's College London, Kingston University, St George's, University of London and the University of East Anglia
  • £900 for middle-income country residents
  • £450 for low-income country residents and service users

Further information

For more information about course dates and to book please visit: Introduction to Implementation Science


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