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Implementation Science

for Advanced and Chronic Care

Lead the implementation of evidence-based care for people with complex advanced and chronic care needs.

Course length Flexible over 12 weeks
Start date January 2024
Location Online


About the module

What is Implementation Science?

Implementation Science addresses one of the biggest challenges in health and social care today - how to get the best of what we know delivered in routine practice. This is vital for people to get the treatments and care for which there is evidence of real benefit.

Bringing together knowledge from research and practice, this module will equip you with the skills to critically research, select, and adapt the implementation strategies needed to deliver evidence-based care to people with complex advanced and chronic care needs.

About the module

This online module will enable you to develop critical skills in implementation science so that you can lead change in key advanced and chronic care issues such as shared decision-making, advance care planning, and medication management.

You will have the opportunity to learn from experts in advanced and chronic care through lectures, small group work, and online activities.

You will be introduced to different approaches to implementing evidence in advanced and chronic care, and will learn how to critically apply implementation theories and frameworks.

Complementary threads of stakeholder engagement and evaluative research methods run through the module, enabling you to develop the skill-set of a well-rounded implementation scientist.

The content of this module is mapped to the Medical Research Council’s Complex Interventions Framework, so your learning will align with the priorities of service delivery and major research funders.

Students receive 20 Level 7 credits on successfully completing this module.

You can take the module on its own or as part of a postgraduate research degree at Hull York Medical School (MSc, MD, or PhD).

This online module will enable you to study flexibly, although students should endeavour to take part in the online group discussion sessions held each Thursday morning.

Who is this module for?

This module is ideal for clinicians or researchers interested in applied clinical and health research and/or quality improvement who are looking to develop their implementation expertise.

The module is also suitable for NIHR Doctoral Fellows and Trainees (e.g. NIHR Integrated Academic Training Programme).


Mark Pearson

Dr Mark Pearson,
Programme Director

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Teaching and assessment


You will be assessed on an implementation brief and strategy proposal, which will provide an opportunity to apply your learning to an implementation challenge related to your clinical or research interests.

Alumni testimonials

Watch the video: Stephanie Hill discusses the Implementation Science module

Dr Stephanie Hill

Dr Stephanie Hill is a Palliative Medicine Registrar.

Watch the video: Alex Wray discusses the Implementation Science module

Alex Wray

Alex is a Clinical Research Fellow and a Specialist Nurse in Critical Care.

Watch the video: Ellie Atkins discusses the Implementation Science module

Ellie Atkins

Ellie Atkins is a Vascular Surgery Registrar.

Watch the video: Jagjit Mankelow discusses the Implementation Science module

Dr Jagjit Mankelow

Dr Jagjit Mankelow is a Physiotherapist and Lecturer in Rehabilitation Science.

Michael Patterson

Mike Patterson

Mike Patterson is a Clinical Research Fellow and a Nutrition Support Dietician.

Watch the video: Tracy Tessier-Varlet discusses the Implementation Science module

Tracy Tessier-Varlet

Tracy Tessier-Varlet is a Practice Nurse Educator in Primary Care.


Entry requirements

Applicants must have previous training in a health or social care profession (e.g. graduates of Medicine, Nursing, Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy, or Social Work) or in a science applied to human or organisational behaviour (e.g. graduates of psychology or sociology).

Applicants whose first language is not English will be required to demonstrate evidence of proficiency in English Language with an IELTS score of 6.5 in the academic test, with minimum score of 6.0 in all four language competences (listening, reading, speaking and writing).


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

  • UK (Home) and International (including EU) students: £1,240
  • Employees of any of our NHS partners: £992
  • Hull York Medical School alumni: £992


Hospice staff can apply for a Wolfson Foundation bursary to cover module fees.


How to apply

External applicants

Please apply online via the Online Store.

Payment is made online by debit or credit card in the course booking. If you wish to pay by invoice, please contact us:

The closing date for applications is 12 January 2024.

Internal applicants

Please apply through your relevant administrator: