Adult & Child Consortium for Health Outcomes Research & Delivery Science
Getting your Implementation Science Grants Funded (CLSC 6770)
This course provides an in-depth examination of issues in submitting successful grant proposals in dissemination and implementation (D&I) research. Students will read, summarize, and discuss relevant articles; personalize and advance their research proposals using interactive on-line resources; reflect on key points of faculty presentations; review successful grant examples; and draft key grant sections.
Summer Semester (first week of June through first week of August)
Fully online - Using a combination of real-time video conferences, interactive aids and resources, instructor and peer feedback, and self-guided study.
LEARNING OBJECTIVES AND COMPETENCIES | The course addresses a number of intermediate Dissemination and Implementation Science competencies1,2, including knowledge of:
-Getting proposals in D&I research funded -Identifying adequate extent and depth of stakeholder engagement -Cost and economic issues from different stakeholder perspectives -Illustrating the importance of external validity and generalization -Demonstrating use of PRECIS and hybrid design models
-Understanding and measuring context -Integrating D&I theory throughout a proposal -How D&I outcomes are different than health service outcomes -Communicating how D&I is different from other types of research
This course addresses select Basic Public Health Skills (BPHS) and meets competencies for multiple University of Colorado graduate school programs: Clinical Sciences Program (CLSC), Health Services Research Program (HSR), and Community Behavioral Health and Education (CBHE).
1Padek et al. Implementation Science, 2015 and 2Tabak et al. Am J Prev Med, 2017
EXPECTATIONS OF STUDENTS | Students must attend 90% of real-time classes, complete self-study and use of interactive tools assignments, and participate in discussions. Students must read all assigned materials and be ready to discuss these during class. Required readings, reflections, self-study and written assignment time averages 5-10 hours per week for most students.
ASSIGNMENTS | Evaluation is based on contribution to the discussion in both real time and virtually; weekly reflections and written assignments; and periodic written section of a grant proposal and oral presentation of a D&I project proposal. We encourage coming into the class with a D&I project idea. Project idea examples include, but are not limited to: experimental D&I research, examination of contextual factors and natural experiments, quality improvement projects, NIH career development awards, and small NIH research proposals.