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Implementing Improvement in Healthcare

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

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  • Duration

    3 weeks
  • Weekly study

    3 hours

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.

What topics will you cover?

Week 1 - Understanding complex health systems

  • Complexity in healthcare
  • Problems and challenges in global healthcare
  • Variation in healthcare
  • Complex adaptive systems vs. traditional systems
  • Research translation

Week 2 - Understanding healthcare improvement

  • Learning healthcare systems
  • Implementation and healthcare improvement
  • Implementation theories, models and frameworks
  • Strategies for mobilising new knowledge in healthcare
  • Implementation science and knowledge management

Week 3 - Leading change

  • Shifting knowledge – translation, exchange and utilisation
  • Capabilities and skills for knowledge management
  • Mobilising knowledge (within and across domains)
  • Frameworks for knowledge mobilisation
  • Capabilities and skills for knowledge mobilisation

Learning on this course

On every step of the course you can meet other learners, share your ideas and join in with active discussions in the comments.

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).

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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.

  • Established

  • Location

    Melbourne, Australia
  • World ranking

    Top 60Source: QS World University Rankings 2021

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.

Learning on FutureLearn

Your learning, your rules

  • Courses are split into weeks, activities, and steps to help you keep track of your learning
  • Learn through a mix of bite-sized videos, long- and short-form articles, audio, and practical activities
  • Stay motivated by using the Progress page to keep track of your step completion and assessment scores

Join a global classroom

  • Experience the power of social learning, and get inspired by an international network of learners
  • Share ideas with your peers and course educators on every step of the course
  • Join the conversation by reading, @ing, liking, bookmarking, and replying to comments from others

Map your progress

  • As you work through the course, use notifications and the Progress page to guide your learning
  • Whenever you’re ready, mark each step as complete, you’re in control
  • Complete 90% of course steps and all of the assessments to earn your certificate

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