Implementation Science in Health and Health Care
Course Description and Objective: In this course, we will highlight a suite of qualitative, quantitative and mixed research methods that address the features of implementation science. The course will be largely case-based, evaluating examples of both successful and unsuccessful translational efforts. The structure of the course will focus on 3 successive stages: (1) organizational theory for designing interventions designed to change practice, (2) implementation strategies for optimizing adoption, and (3) program evaluation methods for assessing the success or failure of implementation. Specific tools in qualitative and mixed methods approaches will be emphasized. Invited speakers for this course include David Mandell, ScD; Stanton E. F. Wortham, PhD; Shannon Wiltsey Stirman, PhD; Karen Glanz, PhD, MPH; Katherine Klein, PhD; Roy M. Rosin, MBA; and Ezekiel J. Emanuel, MD, PhD.
Principles & Practice of Quality Improvement and Patient Safety I
Course Description and Objective: The goal of this inter professional course is to provide students with a broad overview of the principles and tools of quality improvement and patient safety in healthcare. It will provide a foundation for students or practicing clinicians who are interested in quality improvement and patient safety research, administration, or clinical applications. To get the full benefit of this course, students should use this course to identify the tools and design the methods that they plan to employ in a real quality improvement or patient safety project in their area of interest.