UCC CPD courses

UCC Implementation Science Training Institute


Fact File

  • Title

    UCC Implementation Science Training Institute

  • Code


  • College

    Medicine and Health

  • Duration

    Five online modules delivered over 3-4 months from 1st March 2022 Face-to-face contact time: 3 days 5th-7th July 2022

  • Teaching Mode

    Part-Time. See Additional Teaching Mode Information for more info.

  • Fees

    €650 See Fees and Costs for full details.

  • Entry Requirements

    Primary audience: Early (PhD student) and mid-career researchers (<10 years post-doc), health professionals and/or health service management involved in conducting implementation research or implementation evaluation across health care, public health, and community health settings. See Requirements for full details.

  • Closing Date

    12 Noon 11th January 2022

  • Start Date

    1st March 2022


The Irish Implementation Science Training Institute 2022 is a blended training course in implementation science hosted by faculty and researchers at the School of Public Health, University College Cork. The course involves online introductory modules in implementation science and a 3-day face-to-face workshop facilitated by national and international experts.

Participants will gain knowledge and skills to undertake high-quality implementation research relevant to their field and have the opportunity to get feedback on their implementation research project or plans from international experts. The total fee for the training course is €650, with a reduced rate for PhD students (€350), payable on acceptance to the course.  

The training is open to PhD students, researchers, health professionals and health service managers conducting implementation research or evaluating implementation across academic, health care, public health, and community settings.

Additional Teaching Mode Information

This blended training involves asynchronous online modules delivered via Canvas VLE so you can work at your own pace (starting March 2022), followed by a 3-day face-to-face workshop held on campus in UCC in July 2022. 

For more information on the course content and visiting speakers please see





Included in the course - Access to online learning materials, Refreshments, in-person course materials, project feedback from expert facilitators, access to a networking event, Certificate of completion.


The training is open to PhD students, researchers, health professionals and health service managers conducting implementation research or evaluating implementation across academic, health care, public health, and community settings.  

In addition, to be eligible, participants must meet all the following criteria:

  • Have a feasible implementation research proposal to work on throughout the course. This should be a project the applicant is undertaking currently or seriously interested in conducting.
  • Demonstrate experience and expertise in a health-related discipline (including but not limited to medicine, psychology, pharmacy, nursing, medical anthropology, health economics, public health, health policy, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, dietetics).
  • Willing and able to pay their own travel expenses (round-trip, ground transportation, hotel accommodation, and evening meals) and attend and actively participate in the entire online and in-person training institute, if accepted.
  • Attendance at the in-person training will NOT be permitted to those who have not actively participated and completed the required online course work.

Fees and Costs

€650 full fee. 

€350 for registered PhD students.   

Fee will be payable on acceptance to the course following review of applications and short-listing. 

How Do I Apply

Applicants must submit all of the following documents** electronically by 12 noon GMT  Tuesday 11th of January 2022 to tmccollum@ucc.ie with “Implementation Science Training Institute 2022” in the subject. Applicants will be notified of their acceptance status by February 2022.

  1. A 1.5 to 2-page project proposal describing the implementation research project you plan to undertake (or are already undertaking) and will develop during this training. We recognise that projects will vary according to your discipline or professional background, however the following elements below should be incorporated into the text. Describe the aims of your project and general approach. In addition, please describe briefly (a) the rationale for your project (b) the evidence-based practice or innovation to be implemented or disseminated; (c) the type of implementation strategy or approach you envision (if you plan an intervention study); and (d) the type of research design or evaluation being planned. NOTE: Papers longer than 2 pages will not be reviewed to ensure equity in the selection process. References are not required and will not count toward the page limit.
  2. A current curriculum vitae (CV)(Max 3 pages)
  3. A 300 word statement on what you hope to gain from the course
    **Please name all your files with your last name followed by an underscore and the type of document (eg: Statement, CV, Research Proposal). All documents must be either MS Word or Adobe PDF files.


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