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Table 2 Curriculum competencies for Implementation Science Fellowship program

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

Competency Content Mode of delivery
Implementation science (IS) knowledge, skills, and experience Principles and development of the theoretical approaches and models of IS. Knowledge dissemination, translation, and diffusion research. Comparative effectiveness research. Comparative operations research. Modular courses in knowledge translation, dissemination, and implementation. Workshop series. e-Seminar series. Attachment to partner institutions
IS research methods Qualitative and quantitative research methods: paradigms, design, implementation, data analysis, writing. Research project. Modular courses, Workshop series in writing proposals, grants, and manuscripts. Individual research project.
IS analysis and review Systematic reviews, analyses, and comparison of complex IS interventions, pragmatic trials, health programs, health care policy, health care systems, and resource utilization Modular courses, e-seminar series, workshops, team work
Developing, monitoring, evaluating, and sustaining IS Interventions Design, measurement, evaluation, scale-up, spread, and sustainability of effective interventions. Research-to-policy gaps. Policy-to-programming, development of innovative approaches to improve health care delivery. Appropriate adaptation of context relevant interventions. Modular courses. Workshop series. e-Seminar series. Individual research project. Attachment to partner institutions
Meaningful engagement of and collaboration with stakeholders Communication, teamwork, collaboration, responsible conduct of research, and implementation. Modular course, roles and role modeling, mentorship.