Course Structure

Course structure

To gain the Specialist Certificate in Implementation Science you must complete 25 points comprised of:

  • Two core subjects.
Core Subjects
Implementation Science in Theory12.5

Implementation Science in Theory

This subject will introduce you to the core elements of Implementation Science, both theory and practice. It will expose you to a number of different implementation conceptual models and frameworks and apply these to real life examples of implementation in the human service sector. The subject will also introduce you to the essential role data plays in driving
implementation success. This will include the practice of systematically using data, information, and knowledge to set and drive change, evidence actual implementation, tracking outcomes and driving continuous improvement throughout the implementation cycle.

Detailed Information SCWK90067
Type Core
Implementation Science in Practice12.5

Implementation Science in Practice

This subject draws on the theoretical and practical concepts that were explored in Implementation Science in Theory and apply these to real world examples of implementation in human service systems. Students will critically examine the effectiveness of different approaches to implementation; the role multidisciplinary teams play in the alignments of systems, and the application of implementation theory against real world cases. It will also include practice and theoretical application of different types of program evaluation through an implementation lens, including needs assessment, formative research, process evaluation, monitoring of outputs and outcomes and impact assessment. As a student, you will be able to draw on case studies from your own work.

Detailed Information SCWK90068
Type Core


The estimated hours required for each subject is between 15 -19 hours per week, but this varies for each student and depends on your task management and planning, familiarity with the material, reading style and speed.

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