Implementation Science for Advanced and Chronic Care (Module)

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

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.

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

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).

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How is the module assessed?

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.

What qualification do students receive?

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

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).

Intercalating medical students must have successfully completed a minimum of three years of an MB BS or comparable medical qualification.


  • Home/EU students: £1040
  • Overseas students: £1737

How to apply

  • External applicants: Please book your place on this module in our online store.
  • Internal applicants: Please apply through your relevant administrator: