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Table 1 Comparison of curriculum requirements for UON and UW Implementation Science program

From: Building capacity in implementation science research training at the University of Nairobi

Curriculum requirement UON UW
Duration of program (years) 2 4–5
Certification awarded Fellowship PhD
Implementation Science Methods Quantitative and qualitative methods taught Advanced quantitative and qualitative methods taught
Political methods Less emphasis, however skills in stakeholder analysis given Advanced political research
Health program management and evaluation Systematic reviews and comparative analyses of Kenyan health programs Global program management and evaluation
Mentorship Mentors from Kenya and USA Mentors from USA
Implementation Science case studies Mainly Kenyan cases such as voluntary medical male circumcision in a comparative global context Broad spectrum of case studies from Americas, Asia, and Africa