• Monash University logo
  • University of Warwick

Implementing Improvement in Healthcare

In complex global health systems, learn how to influence change in healthcare delivery through this online course.

2,382 enrolled on this course

Implementing Improvement in Healthcare
  • Duration3 weeks
  • Weekly study3 hours
  • LearnFree
  • Extra BenefitsFrom $74Find out more

Learn how to implement healthcare improvement and innovation

Healthcare in the 21st Century is increasingly complex, challenging and unsustainable.

In this course for professionals working in healthcare delivery, you’ll increase your understanding of complex healthcare systems and of capabilities and skills to mobilise knowledge and build ‘agency’ across individual, organisational and system-levels for healthcare innovation.

Through this course, you’ll gain insight into the fields of implementation science, health care improvement and the learning health system, enabling your ability to implement innovation in healthcare.

Skip to 0 minutes and 4 seconds Rhonda Garad: Welcome. My name is Dr Rhonda Garard and I’m a research fellow at Monash University in Australia. And I want to tell you about an exciting online course in “Implementing Innovation in Healthcare”. This course is aimed at health professionals from all disciplines, from all around the world. So come join us, come join the course and be part of the movement in healthcare innovation.


  • Week 1

    Understanding complex health systems

    • Getting started

      Find out more about the course, and everything you need to know to get started.

    • Welcome to the week

      Learn more about the topics you're going to cover this week.

    • Healthcare innovation

      Find out what healthcare innovation is, why it matters and more.

    • Problems and challenges in healthcare

      Explore the concept of 'wicked' and 'complex' problems in healthcare.

    • End of week

      Check your understanding of the themes and concepts from this week by taking a quiz, and then reflect on what you've learned by sharing your thoughts with other learners.

  • Week 2

    Understanding healthcare improvement

    • Welcome to the week

      Learn more about the topics you're going to cover this week.

    • Learning health systems

      Explore the concept of a Learning Health System (LHS) – a framework for transforming healthcare.

    • Common approaches

      Distinguish between healthcare improvement and implementation science, identifying similarities, differences and overlap.

    • Implementation science

      Explore the concept of implementation science and some of the most commonly used frameworks and models in this field.

    • Healthcare improvement

      Uncover the underlying principles and the tools and techniques used in healthcare improvement.

    • End of week

      Check your understanding of the themes and concepts from this week by taking a quiz, and then reflect on what you've learned by sharing your thoughts with other learners.

  • Week 3

    Leading change

    • Welcome to the week

      Learn more about the topics you're going to cover this week.

    • New approaches to leading healthcare improvement

      Uncover the diverse new approaches to leading healthcare improvement.

    • Scaling healthcare improvement

      Explore how to implement healthcare improvement on a large scale

    • Your assignment

      Consolidate the skills and knowledge gained through this course by creating a detailed outline for your own healthcare improvement plan.

    • End of course

      Share your thoughts on your experience of participating in this course, and more.

When would you like to start?

Start straight away and learn at your own pace. If the course hasn’t started yet you’ll see the future date listed below.

  • Available now

What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to...

  • Assess and critique complex health organisations and implementation strategies in relation to system-wide healthcare improvement
  • Compare examples of strategies used in different jurisdictions for mobilising new knowledge and research findings in healthcare, including those that impact on clinical practice and patient care
  • Investigate various key models, frameworks and governance structures utilised in knowledge mobilisation initiatives
  • Identify the key skills and capabilities required for implementation and knowledge mobilisation for healthcare improvement
  • Apply principles of knowledge mobilisation and implementation science to a complex healthcare improvement problem

Who is the course for?

This course has been co-designed by the Monash-Warwick Alliance and Monash Partners especially for health professionals working in the area of healthcare management and administration.

This includes medical or general hospital administrators, clinicians, quality assurance managers, team leaders, senior nursing administrators, unit managers and a range of general task coordinators within the health care system.

The course team have designed this course through Monash Partners and the Monash-Warwick Alliance which is a partnership between Monash University and Warwick University in Coventry (UK).

Monash Partners Logo

MWA Logo

Who will you learn with?

Hi, my name is Rhonda Garad and I am the lead educator for 'An evidence-based approach to polycystic ovary syndrome' and 'Implementing Innovation in Healthcare'.

Who developed the course?

Monash University

Monash University is one of Australia’s leading universities, ranked in the world’s top 1% by the Times Higher Education World University Rankings. It was established in Melbourne in 1958.

  • Established1958
  • LocationMelbourne, Australia
  • World rankingTop 80Source: Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2019

The University of Warwick

The University of Warwick is forward-looking, entrepreneurial and globally connected. With new ways of thinking and achieving it stands out from its competitors as an inspiring place to study.

Join this course

Start this course for free, upgrade for extra benefits, or buy Unlimited to access this course and hundreds of other short courses for a year.


Join free and you will get:

  • Access to this course for 5 weeks


Upgrade this course and you will get:

  • Access to this course for as long as it’s on FutureLearn
  • A print and digital Certificate of Achievement once you’re eligible

Unlimited (New!)
$279.99 for one year

Buy Unlimited and you will get:

  • Access to this course, and hundreds of other FutureLearn short courses and tests for a year
  • A printable digital Certificate of Achievement on all short courses once you’re eligible
  • The freedom to keep access to any course you've achieved a digital Certificate of Achievement on, for as long as the course exists on FutureLearn
  • The flexibility to complete your choice of short courses in your own time within the year
Find out more about upgrades or Unlimited.

Get a taste of this course

Find out what this course is like by previewing some of the course steps before you join: