Implementation Science in Practice

Subject SCWK90068 (2016)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2016.

Credit Points: 12.5
Level: 9 (Graduate/Postgraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2016:

Term 4, Parkville - Taught online/distance.
Pre-teaching Period Start 03-Oct-2016
Teaching Period 10-Oct-2016 to 04-Dec-2016
Assessment Period End 09-Dec-2016
Last date to Self-Enrol 04-Oct-2016
Census Date 28-Oct-2016
Last date to Withdraw without fail 18-Nov-2016

This subject has a pre-teaching period.

Students will familiarise themselves with the online platform which will provide an overview of the subject, assessment requirements and expectations. They will also be provided with information about studying online and informed about the University resources available to them.

Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 32 hours (8 x 4 hours of online webinar sessions)
Total Time Commitment:

170 hours


To enrol in this subject, you must be admitted in the Specialist Certificate in Implementation Science. This subject is not available for students admitted in any other courses.

Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements:

For the purposes of considering requests for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Commonwealth 2005), and Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Objectives, 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 course are encouraged to discuss this matter with the Student Equity and Disability Support Team:


Prof Aron Shlonsky


Subject Overview:

This subject draws on the theoretical and practical concepts that were explored in Implementation Science in Human Services 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. Students will be able to draw on case studies from their own work.

Learning Outcomes:

At the completion of this subject, students should be able to;

  1. Build on the core elements of Implementation Science
  2. Apply the theory of Implementation Science to practice examples
  3. Understand the application of evidence in practice
  • Individual PowerPoint presentation (approx. 45 mins) due mid-term - 40%
  • Written essay (4000 words) due at the end of term - 60%
Prescribed Texts:

Essential and recommended readings will be available online.

Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills:
  1. Demonstrated development of problem-solving skills
  2. Enhanced analytic skills
  3. Demonstrated skill in written communication
Links to further information:
Related Course(s): Specialist Certificate in Implementation Science

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