In this subject you will be guided to identify an aspect of local practice which is not supported by research evidence; through reviewing quality improvement data and critically appraising current research evidence. You will be facilitated to identify a theory of change and apply the science of implementation in order to accelerate the translation of evidence and improve health outcomes. You will develop core skills in assessing and identifying knowledge practice gaps, assessing barriers and facilitators to change, applying behaviour change frameworks and synthesising the project into a logic model. You will develop a protocol to implement an evidence-informed intervention within your workplace.
|Academic unit:||Faculty of Health Sciences and Medicine|
|Subject title:||Knowledge Translation in Healthcare|
Delivery & attendance
|Attendance and learning activities:||Students will have access to 10 weeks of self-paced online tutorials, and are required to attend a 3-day intensive workshop on campus.|
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Program Learning Outcomes (PLOs)
Program Learning Outcomes provide a broad and measurable set of standards that incorporate a range of knowledge and skills that will be achieved on completion of the program. If you are undertaking this subject as part of a degree program, you should refer to the relevant degree program outcomes and graduate attributes as they relate to this subject.
Subject Learning Outcomes (SLOs)
On successful completion of this subject the learner will be able to:
- Apply knowledge and skills of knowledge translation to a local workplace problem.
- Apply appropriate process models, theories and/or frameworks to evaluate a local workplace practice.
- Identify and analyse barriers and facilitators of proposed behaviour change.
- Assess the local implementation context to identify appropriate implementation strategies to support behaviour change.
- Develop a logic model to operationalise implementation strategies.
- Develop a sustainable evaluation plan.
|*Class Participation||Workshop participation and discussion board engagement||20%||Ongoing||1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6.|
|Oral Pitch||Identify a local practice improvement and explain the evidence base and key stakeholder perspectives.||30%||Week 5||1, 2, 3.|
|Written Report||Protocol to implement an evidence-informed intervention within a workplace||50%||Week 11||1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6.|
- * Assessment timing is indicative of the week that the assessment is due or begins (where conducted over multiple weeks), and is based on the standard University academic calendar
- C = Students must reach a level of competency to successfully complete this assessment.
|High Distinction||85-100||Outstanding or exemplary performance in the following areas: interpretative ability; intellectual initiative in response to questions; mastery of the skills required by the subject, general levels of knowledge and analytic ability or clear thinking.|
|Distinction||75-84||Usually awarded to students whose performance goes well beyond the minimum requirements set for tasks required in assessment, and who perform well in most of the above areas.|
|Credit||65-74||Usually awarded to students whose performance is considered to go beyond the minimum requirements for work set for assessment. Assessable work is typically characterised by a strong performance in some of the capacities listed above.|
|Pass||50-64||Usually awarded to students whose performance meets the requirements set for work provided for assessment.|
|Fail||0-49||Usually awarded to students whose performance is not considered to meet the minimum requirements set for particular tasks. The fail grade may be a result of insufficient preparation, of inattention to assignment guidelines or lack of academic ability. A frequent cause of failure is lack of attention to subject or assignment guidelines.|
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Understand how to facilitate the application of research evidence in practice. Introduce the knowledge to action framework to guide this subject.
Highlight the importance of research evidence and introduce several theoretical frameworks to guide and understand change.
Review current practice to identify where research evidence could be better applied. Summarise the research evidence and specify behaviour changes required.
Identify key stakeholders for a local improvement, utilise stakeholder analysis to compare power and influence, and map barriers and facilitators across different stakeholder groups.
Introduce COM-B system of behaviour change and utilise Theoretical Domains Framework to identify key behavioural determinants of barriers and facilitators.
Identify evidence-informed implementation strategies for a local workplace, utilising behavioural theory.
Clarify organisational context and evaluate organisational readiness, in order to tailor implementation strategies for a local context.
Design and develop a logic model to describe an evidence-informed intervention and implementation strategies within a local workplace.
Distinguish between clinical intervention and implementation strategies and develop monitoring strategies that fit the local workplace.
Develop an appropriate evaluation framework that includes local evaluation strategies.