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Exploring Knowledge Translation in Clinical Practice


Australia is currently producing research at unprecedented rates, and our health systems and services cannot keep up with integrating research findings. Improvement initiatives are often slow and inconsistent and so health services are not always providing high quality, evidence-based care.

The Exploring Knowledge Translation in Clinical Practice program will give you the skills and knowledge to navigate the latest research evidence, critically evaluate current practices and lead the implementation of an improvement plan. Designed as a series of four professional development courses, the program will guide you through identifying knowledge practice gaps and effectively engaging and influencing stakeholders to effect positive change in your organisation.

You will learn from Professor Sharon Mickan, the inaugural head of program for Healthcare Innovations at Bond University, who has a wealth of experience teaching and researching about knowledge translation.

All courses are available online at any time via our high-quality learner platform. The self-paced delivery gives you the flexibility to work around your other commitments. Upon successful completion of each course, you will receive a digital Certificate of Achievement in recognition of your new competencies.

Course Information

Course 1: Introducing Knowledge Translation

This course will introduce you to the theory and process of knowledge translation. You will learn the purpose and definitions of knowledge translation and how it compares to quality improvement activities.

By the end of this course, you will be able to identify and measure knowledge practice gaps in your workplace, find current research evidence, and form an improvement plan to transform knowledge into action.

This course is available to the professional health community, free of charge.

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Course 2: Identifying and Analysing your Stakeholders 

When tackling issues within your organisation, strategically engaging and communicating with stakeholders is critical to success.

This course will help you identify key stakeholders, understand their motivations and perceived barriers, and analyse their positional power and influence. In addition, you will learn about key behavioural theories to help you design effective interventions to drive stakeholder behaviour change.

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Course 3: Designing Implementation Strategies

By the end of this course, you will be able to explain organisational readiness for change in a local context, identify appropriate implementation strategies and choose complementary implementation strategies for key stakeholder groups.

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Course 4: Monitoring Implementation Plans

By the end of this course, you will be able to identify suitable measurement tools to monitor quality of implementation, choose strategies for collecting and analysing data, construct a plan for routine monitoring and evaluation.

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Information for Organisations and Managers

As a Manager or Team Leader, we appreciate that you value continuous professional development for all healthcare professionals. We recognise the importance of convenient, relevant and timely learning opportunities.

The Exploring Knowledge Translation in Clinical Practice series of microcredential courses will benefit you and your team in the following ways:

  • Accelerate the speed in which new research knowledge is spread throughout your organisation to drive practical improvements.
  • Empower and engage staff with knowledge and strategies to apply health research findings to improve current practice.

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