Knowledge Mobilisation

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.

Delivery:

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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