Knowledge Mobilisation

University of the West of England, Bristol
Delivery Method: Distance

This course is offered at Masters level.

Course content includes:

  • An historical perspective of knowledge mobilization
  • An overview of the theories involved in the creation, sharing and uptake of evidence in health and social care
  • What types of knowledge/evidence inform every day practice and what are the strengths and limitations of different forms
  • What constitutes evidence within the knowledge mobilisation context
  • The individual, organisational and societal barriers and facilitators to knowledge mobilisation
  • Strategies to enable knowledge sharing
  • Co-creation of knowledge to facilitate mobilisation practices
  • The role of knowledge brokers in facilitating the mobilisation processes
  • Decision making in healthcare commissioning
  • Normalisation processes associated with knowledge transformation and mobilisation
  • The role of evaluation toolkits in assessing and improving service initiatives.


Approximately 27 hours of directed study (e.g. online lectures, seminars) are delivered via Blackboard. Teaching is delivered via up to 8 online lectures (as audio podcasts or video capture linked with Adobe presenter or equivalent) plus other web-based activities. Online seminar activities include student-centred active learning techniques (e.g. via Collaborate) and access to a course discussion board or blog.

The majority of the course is based on self-directed learning with a small number of contact hours (typically up to 2, via telephone, e-mail or other technology-aided means) associated with reviewing progress and providing tutor support throughout the course. These will be set up in accordance with your needs and preferred contact method, e.g. telephone, e-mail. Independent learning will form the vast majority of the educational activity in the module.

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