Specialist Certificate in Implementation Science

Course SC-IMPSC (2016)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2016.

Year and Campus: 2016 - Parkville
Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Level: Graduate/Postgraduate
Duration & Credit Points: 25 credit points taken over 12 months part time.


Professor Aron Shlonsky


Email: study-online@unimelb.edu.au

Phone: +61 3 8344 0149

Course Overview:

The Specialist Certificate in Implementation Science will improve the knowledge and skills of health and human services professionals in this emerging area of research and practice – Implementation Science. It will provide an understanding of the core principles of Implementation Science and their application to the complex environment of health and human services. The course is aimed at the broad range of professionals working in health and social care who contribute to the implementation of policies, programs or projects.

Learning Outcomes:

At the completion of the course, students should;

  1. Have a high level knowledge of Implementation Science in human service practice;
  2. Have advanced theoretical and technical knowledge in using methods of Implementation Science in practice;
  3. Be able to apply knowledge relating to Implementation science independently and responsibly in their professional practice.
  4. Be able to construct Implementation designs for application to practice contexts.
Course Structure & Available Subjects:

Students complete the two compulsory subjects:

Subject Options:
Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:
Entry Requirements:
  1. In order to be considered for entry, applicants must have completed;
    1. A bachelor degree in a cognate discipline
    2. At least two years relevant professional experience in human services

Meeting these requirements does not guarantee selection.

  1. In ranking applications, the Selection Committee will consider:
    1. prior academic performance; and
    2. prior professional work experience
  2. The Selection Committee may seek further information to clarify any aspect of an application in accordance with the Admission and Selection into Course Policy.
  3. The minimum English language requirements for this course are Band 6.5.
Core Participation Requirements:

For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.

It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability may impact on meeting the requirements of this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and Student Equity and Disability Support: http://services.unimelb.edu.au/disability

Graduate Attributes:

At the completion of the course students should:

  1. Demonstrate academic distinction with in depth knowledge of Implementation Science
  2. Demonstrate active citizenship and leadership through their ethical engagement with service providers in ways that respond to diverse client needs
  3. Demonstrate integrity and self-awareness in ways that illustrate self-directed goals in their professional practice.
Generic Skills:

At the completion of this course students will have:

  1. Demonstrated development of problem-solving skills
  2. Enhanced analytic skills
  3. Demonstrated skill in written communication

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